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Creative Writing Mentorships - saladinahmed
Creative Writing Mentorships

I am pleased to announce that I am currently offering a limited number of one-on-one creative writing mentorships. These mentorships will be individually tailored to the needs of the client, involving a combination of detailed manuscript critique and advice on publication and professionalization.  My areas of teaching expertise include poetry and fantasy fiction.

I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College and an MA in English from Rutgers University. I’ve taught creative writing courses (including Basic Creative Writing, Poetry, and Fantasy Fiction) at the University level for over ten years. I also have extensive experience as a private online writing tutor.

I have been a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story, the Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction or Fantasy Writer, and the Harper’s Pen Award for best Sword and Sorcery/Heroic Fantasy Short Story. My short fiction has appeared in magazines and podcasts including Strange Horizons, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex Magazine, StarShipSofa and PodCastle, and has been translated into Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, and Romanian. My fantasy novel THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON is forthcoming from DAW Books in March 2012, and I’ve already sold two sequels as well.

My poetry has earned fellowships from the University of Michigan, Brooklyn College, and the Bronx Council on the Arts, and has appeared in over a dozen journals and anthologies including Callaloo, The Brooklyn Review, Big City Lit, Inclined To Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry, and Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry.

Mentorships are competitively priced and designed to be flexible.  Possible projects include detailed critique and publication/representation strategy for poetry manuscripts, short stories, or novels.  Before I begin working with a client I consult with them regarding their instruction/critique/advising needs and provide them with a clear, itemized plan of action and rate quote.

To inquire further, please email me at saladin.a.ahmed@gmail.com. I look forward to working with you!

ETA: LJ friends, I'd very much appreciate your help in spreading the word on this - thanks muchly!
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suricattus From: suricattus Date: May 16th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've pointed someone in your direction...
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: May 16th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks very much!
rosefox From: rosefox Date: May 16th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is awesome! I will gladly spread the word, especially if you give my contact info to any mentees who want to hire a freelance book editor. *)

Edited at 2011-05-16 09:03 pm (UTC)
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: May 16th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a plan. And thanks!
quantumage From: quantumage Date: May 16th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Spreading the word now. Heck, I'll even spread a few words. I'll even throw in a couple of my nicer words.
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: May 17th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the signal boost!
ithiliana From: ithiliana Date: May 17th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Linked, on DW and LJ!
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: May 17th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Much appreciated!
kristajhl From: kristajhl Date: May 17th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Posted and highly recommended!
Not that anyone you don't know reads my LJ, but still, figured it couldn't hurt!
Best of luck to you on the new venture!
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: May 18th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, pal!
shsilver From: shsilver Date: May 18th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Posted a notice at SF Site News.
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: May 18th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, sir!
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