Your Name in Ink: Editorial Mentorship for Novelists and Poets
Dreaming of seeing your name on the spine of a book?
Every writer dreams of holding a finished ink-and-paper book in their hands. But why should young writers wait until they grow up for that dream to come true? Inklings such as Megan White, Sean Nesamony, and Raidy Clare Stronk have proven that young people absolutely have the passion, dedication, and skill to create novels worthy of a reader’s nightstand.
In the Your Name in Ink Program, professional writers mentor youth through a 6-9 month revision process which results in a printed or published book available through independent bookstores and other retailers. Through Your Name in Ink, you will:
- experience the editorial process
- take your writing skills to the next level
- learn the ins and outs of how the publishing world works.
We are committed to printing and publishing stories and poems that impact the world in positive, transformational ways—works we’d be excited to share with the full age range of young writers we serve. We do not publish work that promotes violence, cruelty, prejudice, reckless behavior, or any work containing sexual content.
To apply for Your Name in Ink, you need a full draft of a novel or poetry collection and commitment to the rigor of this program. Apply for Your Name in Ink here.
Interested in applying for a scholarship? Our general scholarship information can be found here. We also offer a Your Name in Ink novel drafting need-based scholarship. Read more and apply for that scholarship here.
Your Name in Ink Program price starts at $2500.
If your parent would like to speak with our Mentorship Coordinator he or she may schedule an appointment here.
Our FAQ about Your Name in Ink is here.