Audible Indigenous Writers' Circle
About the Indigenous Writers' Circle
The Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle will support the next wave of emerging Indigenous writers, by leveraging Audible’s resources and creative community connections to provide mentorship and learning opportunities that will help program participants tell their own stories.
Emerging writers in the program will be paired up with Indigenous mentors who will coach and guide participants through the creative process, and help them identify and pursue opportunities in line with their goals as writers.
Participants will also benefit from full-day immersive workshops where they will learn from some of the industry’s leading creators, publishers, content managers, writers and marketers.
Audible will provide additional support to the participants throughout the program, including guidance on how participants can promote their work. At the end of the program, depending on what stage each writer has progressed their creative work and how they choose to share their writing, participants may have the opportunity to explore recording with Audible.
- Have background knowledge, interest or training in writing. This could include self-study, mentorships, academic study or combinations of these types of training
- Are pursuing or considering pursuing a career in literary arts
Can provide an example of your literary work
- Examples of your work could include: works of fiction, non-fiction, biographies/autobiographies, memoirs, graphic novels, illustrated books, blogs, audiobooks and narrative podcasts.
- Are at least 18 years old as of January 1, 2021
- Reside in Canada*
*At this time, residents of Quebec are not eligible for the program due to provincial contest regulations.
One sample of your work (writing or an audio clip) in Word, PDF, MP3 or M4A format. Submissions should not exceed 5000 words or 30 minutes in length. The file size limit is 25MB.
- Submissions can be works of fiction, non-fiction, biographies / autobiographies, memoirs, graphic novels, illustrated books, blogs, audiobooks and narrative podcasts. If you would like to submit a piece of work that falls outside this list, please contact us with your request at email@example.com.
A personal reflection (500 word maximum) that includes:
- An indication of why you wish to participate in this program, what you hope to contribute and learn and what impact it could have on your future practice
- A description of your writing practice
- A brief overview of your body of work to date, this could include short descriptions of any talks or workshops you’ve given, readings you’ve done, or community engagement experience you have that is related to the literary arts
Your answers to these three voluntary Aboriginal self-identification questions. Proof of Aboriginal ancestry is not required. The information collected will be confidential. In the context of these voluntary self-identification questions, an Aboriginal person in Canada, as recognized in the Constitution Act, 1982, is a person who identifies with First Nations (Status / Non-Status), Inuit or Métis cultural and / or ancestral background.
- Based on this definition, do you attest and self-identify as an Aboriginal person? Please indicate: yes or no.
- Do you identify with any of these specific identities? Please indicate all that apply to you: First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Inuit, Métis, Alternate identity term (e.g. Kanien’kehá:ka, Anishinaabe, Treaty #3, etc.)
- What community/nation/group are you affiliated with? Please specify, or indicate unknown or unsure.
Accessing the Program
Assessment process and guidelines
- The strength of the artistic intention for the sample of work
- Potential benefits of the Writers’ Circle to the development of the applicant’s practice