Take your writing to the next level.

Booming Ground is UBC’s non-credit Creative Writing program, run by graduate students in UBC’s Creative Writing MFA Program. A Booming Ground mentorship offers you the chance to work one-on-one with an experienced writer in one of a wide variety of genres. This unique online mentorship allows you to write and receive feedback from anywhere in the world.

A Booming Ground mentorship consists of a six-month period during which you work with a mentor via email to develop up to 30,000 words of prose (fiction, YA, or non-fiction), 60 pages of poetry, 120 pages of a stage play or screenplay, or 90 pages of children’s fiction. We welcome writers of all experience levels and at all stages of writing careers. Your Booming Ground Mentor will take your writing to the next level, whether you’re working on your first draft or the final polish of your manuscript. All mentorships conclude with a consultation about next steps for your project.

A six-month one-on-one Booming Ground mentorship costs only $500 CAD. We offer a $450 Early Bird Special for new applicants: send in your application between July 15 and Oct 1 and receive $50 off. We also offer a $450 Returning Writer Special Rate: if you’ve completed the Booming Ground mentorship before, save $50 on your subsequent mentorships.

Our mentorship program is designed to help writers develop works in progress. A mentorship can be a great way to improve your MFA application piece or to try out an unfamiliar genre. Writers will benefit most from mentorships if they generate new material as they receive feedback and instruction from their mentors.  If you have a complete manuscript, please consider our popular Manuscript Evaluation Service instead, aimed at diagnosing a completed project’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.

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Our new season begins August 30! Booming Ground is now accepting applications for the 2013–2014 Program. Please see How to Apply for more information, and send us your application today!