BIPOC of Publishing in Canada is calling for participants to join its second annual mentorship program. The mentorship pairs BIPOC publishing professionals with those aspiring to enter the industry, including students enrolled in publishing programs and junior publishing employees.
Last year’s inaugural program paired 11 mentors and mentees. Thanks to donations, the program is offering a $300 honorarium to this year’s mentors.
The program is open to all BIPOC publishing professionals in Canada. Mentors with backgrounds in agenting, editing, sales, marketing, publicity, and digital are encouraged to volunteer (the program is not open to authors). The mentorship will run from June through December.
“The goal of this mentorship program is to allow both the mentors and mentees to have a better sense of the industry, including, but not limited to, the challenges of navigating publishing, and how to push past or work through them,” the organization says.
Applications close April 5.