Poetry free reads & mentoring support

“Nik was able to build my confidence up and help me edit my short story constructively, but without tearing it to pieces! We looked at perspectives and where to start each ‘scene’ or chapter. Overall, a very helpful eye and advice to have, thank you!’ Isabelle Kenyon

Hive is offering a number of free reads, feedback & mentorship support to young poets [aged 17 to 30 years] who are at a stage where they are getting ready to send their work out into the world for a pamphlet submission.

There is no current deadline, but we recommend you contact us by the end of December 2021 as there is a finite limit to the support on offer. The time and feedback we can give will depend on interest and needs.

We’re open to reading a portfolio of up to 20 poems.

Eligibility: Open to young people in South Yorkshire, and the nearby north, aged between 17 and 30, with priority given to those who have a specific, clear goal, and those who haven’t yet been able to benefit from Hive support.

What you need to send to be considered:

  1. a sample of your work (up to 3 poems) as a word or.rtf document
  2. & up to 300 words on: your interests, experiences and goals as a writer, and your specific reason for getting in touch – why you want feedback and support including any areas you with support with.
  3. your full name, date of birth, and address
    Send to hatchread@hivesouthyorkshire.com