Writing Mentorships


This is your opportunity to take the next step in your writing profession

Our Mentorship Program

Gemini Ink seeks fresh voices to apply for our mentorship program. Work one on one with a nationally recognized author as you finalize your manuscript.

What to Expect

Work with your mentor for 6 months on:

  • Identifying a timeline and goals for your manuscript
  • Working through three drafts of your project while receiving feedback from your mentor
  • Closing out your project with a public reading of your work

The Mentors

Carrie FountainCarrie Fountain’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House, and Poetry, among others. Her debut collection, Burn Lake, was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner and was published in 2010 by Penguin. Born and raised in Mesilla, New Mexico, Fountain received her MFA as a fellow at the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. Currently writer-in-residence at St. Edward’s University, she lives in Austin with her husband, playwright Kirk Lynn, and their children. Her second collection, Instant Winner (Penguin), was published in 2014.


John Phillip Santos is the first Mexican American Rhodes Scholar whose awards include the Academy of American Poets’ Prize at Notre Dame, the Oxford Prize for fiction, and the Berlin Prize. His family memoir, Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation was a finalist for the National Book Award.  His latest book, The Farthest Home is in an Empire of Fire, is receiving critical acclaim. Santos is also a former member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. His articles on Latino culture have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and the San Antonio Express-News. He is writer and producer of more than forty television documentaries for CBS-TV and PBS-TV, two of them Emmy nominees. 



June 15             Deadline to apply
Aug 1                Mentees accepted
Sep 1 – Jan 1   Mentorship exchanges
Feb TBD           Final celebration


$25 application fee
$600 mentorship program fee (scholarships available)


Email the following to info@geminiink.org no later than June 15, 2015.

  • Introduction letter
  • CV or resume
  • Three letters of reference
  • A sample draft (10-20 pages) of your work
  • $25 application fee



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