affirm press mentorship award

The 2017 Affirm Press Mentorship Award Winners Announced

Two novels and a memoir have been selected as the winning manuscripts of the 2017 Affirm Press Mentorship Award.

The authors of the winning manuscripts will receive a week’s residency and manuscript development at Varuna, the National Writers’ House in the Blue Mountains. Two members of the Affirm Press editorial team, senior editor Ruby Ashby-Orr and editor Cosima McGrath, will provide in-depth manuscript development and feedback as part of the award.

Three very different stories, all with female protagonists, make up this year’s winners.

Inheritance by Kathryn O’Connor
Eileen and Anita have never met, yet they are connected in the most intimate of […]

2017-08-11T16:05:35+00:00 August 8th, 2017|

Affirm Press signs one of the inaugural winners of our Varuna Mentorship Award: 2016 applications open

Affirm Press is pleased to announce that we have acquired the rights to publish Paula Keogh’s memoir The Green Bell. In October 2015 Paula received manuscript development from our editors, Ruby Ashby-Orr and Kate Goldsworthy, as part of the Affirm Press Mentorship Award at Varuna House.

2016-11-04T16:59:27+00:00 May 18th, 2016|