About our sponsored artist program
WriteHive is a volunteer- and donor-funded project. The donations that we receive go to two things: administrative upkeep (things like domain costs) and the Sponsored Artist Program.
At the end of our annual convention, we provide ALL donations that were not used for administrative costs to an author in need. We understand that publishing can be very expensive -- editing costs, cover design, and other services are often too expensive for newbie authors. We're hoping to change that.
Our Sponsored Artists -- those who have received donation funds to help pay for publishing-related services -- are featured here. Check back regularly to see where they are and what they're doing!
If you would like to apply to the program, continue reading on for rules and what to expect!
HOW IT WORKS
Becoming a WriteHive Sponsored Artist is a simple process! Simply fill out our application form (found below) AND send us a one-page query of your manuscript. The deadline is April 1st. Our administrative team will review all available applications and announce Round One Winners before the WriteHive convention. Round One Winners will then be asked to submit a writing sample. Five finalists will be selected from that group. The finalists' writing samples will then be sent to our panel of donor judges, who will review each sample and decide on a single winner.
The winner will be announced as the closing event of our WriteHive convention on 19 April!
Our lucky winner will then be contacted by our admin team. We'll work with you to determine what services you need and where to find them. You select your services and inform us. We pay the vendors directly! It's that easy!
Interested? Continue on to fill out the application!
Fill out the application below if you are interested in being a WriteHive Sponsored Artist! Please note the following:
1. Read and follow all instructions carefully.
2. You must have a COMPLETED FIRST DRAFT OF A MANUSCRIPT to apply. You will be asked to provide proof of it if you are a finalist.
3. If you win, you may only select services from our APPROVED VENDORS. The list of these vendors is located here.
4. Our Patreon donors will judge the final round. Donors CAN apply, but donors that apply for the program cannot judge the final round. Your judging spot will be taken by one of our Moderators.