Application to Gold Dust is simple and you will know within weeks or even days whether you have been successful. We are a small selective scheme and whether you are awarded a place will one of our top mentors will be based on the quality and promise of the work in progress you submit to us.
Please in the first instance, email us here.
‘Over the past couple of years, Louise has made our work together feel like a collaboration, an exploration, and a glorious journey in a resolute and unremitting search for honest and good writing.’ – Charlotte Macleod, playwright, mentored by Louise Doughty
We will discuss your requirements, which of our writer-mentors might be most suitable for you, and then if we feel you would be right for our programme, we will invite you to apply by emailing us a small sample – of around five thousand words – of your work in progress. If one of the three mentors we approach on your behalf feels your work has potential you will be offered a place with that mentor. We believe that a mentor who loves your project and chooses to work with you is the best possible start for the mentoring.
‘Rather like a fast-track MA in Creative Writing only better.’ – Lesley Gray, author of The King’s Jockey, mentored by Jill Dawson.
Please note that not everyone is successful and we reserve the right to say no to applications that we do not feel meet our selection criteria.
Please use the form below to contact and apply to Gold Dust.