I copied this from my agent's blog if anyone is interested:
There is a teeming mass of young writers, ages 13-22, who need a guiding hand, a grizzled writer's experience, and a tall shoulder to lean on. Someone like you!At Little Owl (http://mentoring.absynthemuse.com) is a free mentoring program online co-run by Elisabeth Wilhelm, youthful editor of Absynthe Muse (http://www.absynthemuse.com), and Hope Clark, saggy editor of Funds for Writers (http://www.fundsforwriters.com).
We hook up mentors--saggy, wise writers with publication credits or teaching experience--with mentees--a completely off-the-wall group of young writers who want to soak up your wisdom like sponges--to work towards an agreed-upon writing goal over a course of weeks or months.
This program is offered as a service to young writers all over the world who don't have access to writing groups, classes, or a support structure in their home towns that allows them to flourish as writers.
This is your chance to give back! Help out a budding writer through email and chat, no matter where you are, or what you write, and get that warm, fuzzy feeling in your stomach that you're doing something profoundly moving for a young person. We have over 170 mentors listed in a wide variety of genres and writing areas, but we always need more! If you'd like to learn more about the program, check out the Little Owl site: http://mentoring.absynthemuse.com
If you yourself can't mentor, please consider passing the message onto to someone who can!
Elisabeth Wilhelm email@example.com
Hope Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. We're in particular need of speculative fiction, YA fiction, and poetry mentors!
P.P.S. We're also working on establishing a mentoring program at a school in an incarceration facility for teen writers there. We're seeking mentors who have special interest in working with troubled teens. Also, we're seeking writing-related material donations for the mentees. Please contact us for more information!
Alex and the Handyman
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