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Emerging Critics 2 – Deadline for applications extended to 14 March 2018

March 5, 2018 | by SRB
Don’t miss your chance to apply for a place on Emerging Critics 2. Deadline for applications 14 March 2018

We are looking for those interested in Arts Criticism – literature, performance, visual. Those new to criticism and those wanting to improve their skills can apply to join this FREE programme of mentoring and discussion. Mentees should have a thorough knowledge or their area of interest and be interested in writing for print and/or online platforms. Small group mentoring with some of Scotland’s finest arts journalists will be offered over a ten month period starting end April 2018. Graduates, post-graduate students, those already in the industry and those with a keen interest should apply.

Mentoring through Emerging Critics is a free opportunity but successful applicants will be expected to turn over a considerable amount of research and writing within the ten months and must be able to dedicate time to this valuable programme.

Emerging Critics is delivered by Scottish Review of Books in partnership with Creative Scotland.

Apply now.

To apply for the mentoring programme please send the following information to by 10.00am on 14 March 2018 – EXTENDED TO 14 MARCH DUE TO HEAVY SNOW KEEPING EVERYONE AWAY FROM THEIR COMPUTERS

  • 3 samples of critical/journalistic writing of varying lengths (published or unpublished)
  • a cover letter explaining why you want to be selected for the programme
  • a short CV

*Access to the mentoring programme is free of charge.

*Mentoring is free to participants, Scottish Review of Books offers mentors a fee for their time and input. We are happy to contribute to associated travel costs for both mentors and mentees where necessary.

What previous participants had to say:

‘A wonderful experience that helped me consider both my own practice of reviewing and its demands as a career… I would recommend it highly’  Participating Mentee

‘Their minds were sparkling off each other’ ­– David Robinson, Mentor

‘I always came away feeling informed and excited to crack on with more writing’ – Participating Mentee

‘it was an upbeat process with time to talk…clarity of thought was lacking and that is what we worked on’ ­– Rosemary Goring, Mentor

‘I would recommend this programme to anyone who enjoys literature and would like to write books reviews… it is incredibly supportive and interesting with a varied curriculum, interesting recommended reading, and full of great networking opportunities’ – Participating Mentee

‘I was delighted that they were paying so much attention to their critical writing’ – Dave Coates, Mentor

‘I feel a marked difference between my approach to the review prior to the course and afterwards’ – Participating Mentee

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