Exiled Writers Ink National Mentoring and Translation Scheme

Our Mentoring and Translation scheme continues.

Chapbooks for each participant will be published and then launched to the literary world. A training session on access to the UK literary world will then be organised.

We are proud that these established writers and translators are involved in the scheme as mentors and translators:

Alireza Abiz, Atef Alshaer, Aviva Dautch, Catherine Davidson, Isobel del Rio, Jane Duran, Graham Fawcett, Hamid Kabir, Ariel Kahn and Nick Makoha.

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Nina and Roger Stewart
Charitable Trust

Free Craft of Poetry Workshop Sessions

Exiled Writers Ink Poetry Co-operative

This is a weekly Zoom and e-mail co-operative for intermediate level poets to develop their work. You will need to join Exiled Writers Ink.

To register:

Exiled Writers Ink beginners class

This is a regular class by Zoom and e-mail. The tutor is published poet and Poetry School tutor, Dr Denise Saul. You will need to join Exiled Writers Ink.
To register:

Exiled Writers Ink Free Reads Scheme with the Literary Consultancy

  • The scheme involves The Literary Consultancy providing a detailed assessment of writers’ literary work to help develop your work.
  • The Free Read scheme is for low-income, high-quality writers.

On Job Seeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Disability Benefit, Working Tax Credit and for students, Over 60s and Other. ‘Other’ is for anyone on a low income (i.e. under the minimum wage over the year). Proof is required by the TLC.

  • Exiled Writers Ink will select writers who we think would benefit from the scheme.
  • The scheme is open to writers of poetry and prose, including short stories, scripts, screenplays and radio plays.
  • Writers can submit an extract of their work or the full manuscript across fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, scripts and screenplays.

The Literary Consultancy Free Reads Scheme offers talented, low-income writers the opportunity to apply for bursaried (non-fee paying) access to their valuable commercial services for writers. Established in 1996 as the first service of its kind in the UK, The Literary Consultancy (TLC) offers writers the opportunity to receive an honest, market-aware appraisal of their work through its long-running manuscript assessment service, available for extracts or full manuscripts across fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, scripts and screenplays. TLC has helped a number of writers on to publication, but its main aim is to support writers in developing their work. TLC hand-matches each incoming manuscript to a suitable reader from its list of 80+ professional editors, and writers can expect to receive feedback in the form of a written critique, sent within 4-6 weeks of the application being processed.

If a TLC reader finds that a manuscript is at a very high standard and he or she thinks there may be a potential market for it as well, then we ask the writer to do the necessary revisions and send it to our office where the TLC office will then reassess the manuscript. If TLC finds that they can support a quality manuscript, then they try to place it with an agent. TLC scouts for literary talent, but we never recommend that a writer seek an assessment if their only interest is in being published.