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. The Booming Ground mentorship program 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 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.
Booming Ground mentorships cost $500 CAD. If you apply before October 1, 2012 or if you have participated in our program before, the enrolment fee is $450 CAD.
Our mentorship program is designed to help writers develop works in progress. 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.
Booming Ground is now accepting applications for the 2012–2013 Program. Please see How to Apply for more information, and send us your application today! If you would like to be placed on our mailing list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “keep in touch” in the subject heading.