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Dedalus Press Mentorship Programme - Spring 2021


Are you an ‘emerging’ poet? Maybe you’ve published some individual poems here and there but have yet to publish a full-length collection?

Dedalus Press is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Dedalus Press Mentorship Programme Spring 2021.

Specifically we are on the lookout for up to 5 emerging poets for whom we will arrange free online mentoring sessions to be conducted by a panel of established poets. This is an excellent opportunity for ‘new’ poets to engage in a meaningful way with a more experienced figure, and to get the kind of close-up attention for their work that is not always available in a larger workshop setting.

Application is open to Irish-born poets (resident anywhere) and to poets currently resident in Ireland, south or north. Applicants must be over 18 years, for legal reasons, but applications are warmly encouraged from all age groups. We highly encourage submissions from underrepresented voices.

All mentoring/tutoring fees will be paid for by us; the only cost to applicants is the price of a single book purchase from the Dedalus Press website.

HOW TO APPLY

Prospective poets are asked to submit up to 10 pages of poems (published or unpublished) for consideration. Five applicants will be chosen and teamed up with established poets for a series of one-to-one online tutorials/mentorship sessions.

BOOK PURCHASE

The sole requirement for application is that applicants first purchase at least one book (any title, any price) from the Dedalus Press website, contributing in a small but meaningful way to the work of the press and, crucially, supporting their fellow poets. Upon completing a purchase, applicant poets should include the Order Number in their Mentorship Application. Applications must be made through Duosuma.

In the interest of accessibility and inclusivity, we have a submission option for any applicants who do not have the means to purchase a book from the Dedalus Press website. If the cost of purchase would prohibit you from submitting a mentorship application, please email [email protected].

The selection of up to five mentorship candidates will happen promptly after the closing date, and online mentoring sessions will be set up promptly thereafter.

THANKS

The Dedalus Press Mentorship Programme Spring 2021 is made possible through additional financial support from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Poems submitted for consideration may also be submitted for other projects, competitions and publications, including those to be announced by Dedalus Press over the coming months.


The Dedalus Press is one of Ireland’s best known and longest running literary imprints, specialising in the best in contemporary Irish poetry and poetry from around the world in translation. We also publish occasional prose titles by poets, or books which survey or explore aspects of the world of poetry. The press receives support from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and is a not-for-profit enterprise dedicated to improving the visibility of poetry and the lot of poets. Dubbed “one of the most outward-looking poetry presses in Ireland and the UK” (UNESCO.org), the press, named for James Joyce’s Stephen Dedalus, is heir to both a classical inheritance and a particularly Irish interpretation of same.

Mentorship Applications

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Are you an ‘emerging’ poet? Maybe you’ve published some individual poems here and there but have yet to publish a full-length collection?


Dedalus Press is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Dedalus Press Mentorship Programme Spring 2021.


Specifically we are on the lookout for up to 5 emerging poets for whom we will arrange free online mentoring sessions to be conducted by a panel of established poets. This is an excellent opportunity for ‘new’ poets to engage in a meaningful way with a more experienced figure, and to get the kind of close-up attention for their work that is not always available in a larger workshop setting.


Application is open to Irish-born poets (resident anywhere) and to poets currently resident in Ireland, south or north. Applicants must be over 18 years, for legal reasons, but applications are warmly encouraged from all age groups. We highly encourage submissions from underrepresented voices.


All mentoring/tutoring fees will be paid for by us; the only cost to applicants is the price of a single book purchase from the Dedalus Press website.


HOW TO APPLY

Prospective poets are asked to submit up to 10 pages of poems (published or unpublished) for consideration. Five applicants will be chosen and teamed up with established poets for a series of one-to-one online tutorials/mentorship sessions.


Please submit all poems within a single document and start each poem on a new page.


BOOK PURCHASE

The sole requirement for application is that applicants first purchase at least one book (any title, any price) from the Dedalus Press website, contributing in a small but meaningful way to the work of the press and, crucially, supporting their fellow poets. Upon completing a purchase, applicant poets should include the Order Number in their Mentorship Application. We ask that you include this number in your cover letter. Applications must be made through Duosuma.

In the interest of accessibility and inclusivity, we have a submission option for any applicants who do not have the means to purchase a book from the Dedalus Press website. If the cost of purchase would prohibit you from submitting a mentorship application, please email [email protected].


The selection of up to five mentorship candidates will happen promptly after the closing date, and online mentoring sessions will be set up promptly thereafter.


Note: all poems must be submitted as a single document/'piece'.

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