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!


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.

WriteHive Sponsored Artist Application

In 500 words or less, tell us about yourself!

In 500 words or less, tell us why you deserve to be a WriteHive Sponsored Artist.

In 500 words or less, tell us what you hope to accomplish with you writing.

In 500 words or less, outline your path to publication, including which vendors you'd like to work with. Our list of Approved Vendors can be found here.

If you are confident in your answers to the above questions, submit your application by clicking on the SUBMIT button below!


Before you submit, please carefully proofread your answers and ensure your application is as polished as possible. While things like grammar and punctuation will not be the only factors that affect your chances, they do still count. We want you to bring your best self so you have the best chances of winning!

Please wait for a response from us. We will notify you when we have received your application, and we will notify you again when winners have been decided. We will tell you whether or not you advance to the next round.

NEXT STEP: After you submit this application, email a one-page query letter of your manuscript to writehive@gmail.com. Use the subject LASTNAME WriteHive Sponsored Artist Query.

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