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VMI is an in-depth one-to-one mentorship program that pairs you with a professional author to develop your manuscript to its fullest potential.

We believe there’s no one-approach-fits-all for writers. VMI participants benefit from a comprehensive, tailored course developed specifically for their particular writing needs, and more than 50 years of combined professional experience in writing, editing, teaching and publishing from our VMI mentors.

Each VMI writer gains a concrete understanding of how to create an engaging, polished manuscript. Upon completion of the program, VMI writers leave with practical knowledge about the craft of writing, a plan to bring their manuscript to a publishable standard, and confidence in applying their newfound skills to future projects.

While we welcome applicants with various levels of experience, acceptance is determined by a number of factors and not all applicants may be accepted. One of our core values is that our mentors are enthusiastic about the proposed project and feel they are capable of helping bring it to the next level. Find out more about our program or read our recent participant success stories here. We also offer one-to-one mentor programs: discover more about VMI Solo here. We also offer online workshops on a range of topics across genres. This year we inaugurate a fully-funded Fellowship: find out more about it here.