October 18, 2019

Open Call for Diaspora Dialogues 2020 National Long Form Mentoring Program

Diaspora Dialogues invite submissions from emerging writers who currently have a full or near-full draft of an original full-length novel or collection of poems or short stories. Complete or near complete means that the writer has up to 85,000 words or 300 double-spaced pages of prose or up to 25 poems (no more than 50 pages maximum). Submissions will consist only of excerpts from these works.

Diaspora Dialogues is committed to supporting a literature of Canada that is as diverse as the country itself. Writers are encouraged to keep this mandate in mind, but it is not essential in the submission.

Deadline: November 11, 2019. The mentorships will begin in January 2020 and run for six months. Assigned mentors are at the discretion of Diaspora Dialogues.

Please read all of the guidelines carefully before submitting.

Full details of this open call are attached for reference.

If you have questions, please email DD's Program Manager: zalika@diasporadialogues.com

Find out more on the program here:


For further information and to read about the experience of writers who have participated in the program, please visit: https://diasporadialogues.com/category/profile-spotlights/