The Mentoring Program has been redesigned and has re-opened to provide quality mentoring opportunities for new writers whose writing is sufficiently advanced as to warrant the highly valuable time and energy from an award winning author as their mentor. This program assumes that the writer has already taken some courses in writing, has a significant amount written of their first novel, recognizes some of their shortcomings and is looking for a mentor to help move them in the right direction towards polishing their work in preparation for publication (whether indie or to a publisher).
If you believe that you are ready for a mentor, please click here to access the Mentee Application Form. We are accepting applications for the first session of 2014 until January 20th, 2014.
If you are an award winning author and/or have significant experience in teaching and/or mentoring writers, please consider applying to be a mentor for this highly sought after program. There is nothing more rewarding than "Paying forward" to our new up and coming authors. Click here to apply to be a mentor (Coming very soon).
"GCLS Presents..." is a program that offers live and streamed pre-recorded interviews and presentations. GCLS Presents... offers four distinct areas of expertise:
- Author interviews;
- Author Panels;
- Content Experts (Interviews with people who are experts in location, skills, procedures, policies and other areas of research interest to authors);
- The Craft of Writing.
If you are looking to expand your knowledge or you just want to hear one of your favorite authors speak - please join us at one of our "GCLS Presents..." events.
Visit the "GCLS Presents..." home page for more information
The GCLS Annual Conference (aka "The Con")
When the GCLS first formed, the education component of the organization was limited to the annual conference, which continues on today, offering master classes, presentations, panels and general sessions as our educational component, along with author readings and author chats which allow readers and authors to connect with each other.
Our Annual Conference is usually held in July and moves around the country each year. Our upcoming Conferences will be:
For more information on the next Conference, Click Here.
- July 9-13, 2014 - Portland, OR. At the Red Lion at Jantzen Beach.
- July 22-25, 2015 - New Orleans. At the Hilton Riverside, New Orleans.
- July 6-10, 2016 - Washington, DC. At the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center.