The Collegeville Institute’s Emerging Writers Mentorship Program is a 13-month program for writers who address matters of faith, religion, and belief (or lack thereof) in their work. This program gives five participants the chance to work closely with a writing mentor to hone and deepen their writing skills, as well as the opportunity to publish regularly on Bearings Online.
The purpose of this program is to help emerging writers—particularly those from communities whose voices are underrepresented in published writing about the church, matters of faith, and religion and culture in general—improve their writing abilities while gaining a publishing foothold. Participants learn about the wider world of religious publishing—how to pitch an article, how the editorial process works, and how to find publications that are good fits for the work they hope to place.
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“Being part of the inaugural Emerging Writers Mentorship Program cohort has been an amazing, transformative, and growth experience for me as a writer. The unique combination of working one-on-one with a highly skilled and competent writing coach and workshopping my essays (while reviewing others) has given me invaluable insights and feedback on my work which used me to dig deeper to find the spiritual strength to express with words what was stirring inside me.”— J. Jioni Palmer, 2020-21 Emerging Writer