BIPOC Writers Mentorship Program Current Mentors

 A headshot of David Ly

David Ly is the author of Mythical Man (shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Poetry Award) and Dream of Me as Water (2022), both published under the Anstruther Books imprint at Palimpsest Press. He is also co-editor with Daniel Zomparelli on Queer Little Nightmares: an Anthology of Monstrous Fiction and Poetry (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2022). David is the Poetry Editor at This Magazine and he is a member of the Editorial Collective at Anstruther Press.

 A headshot of Terese Mason Pierre

Terese Mason Pierre is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Hobart, The Puritan, Quill and Quire, and Strange Horizons, among others. Her work has been nominated for the Rhysling Award and Best of the Net. She is the co-Editor-in-Chief of Augur Magazine, a Canadian speculative literature journal. Terese has previously volunteered with poetry reading series, and facilitated creative writing workshops. She is the author of Surface Area (Anstruther Press, 2019) and Manifest (Gap Riot Press, 2020). Terese lives and works in Toronto, Canada.


Anam Ahmed worked at John Wiley & Sons for five years before branching out and becoming a freelance copywriter, content strategist, and editor, working with a range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to professional athletes, and entrepreneurs to academics.


Lily Wang’s debut poetry collection Saturn Peach was published by Gordon Hill Press in 2020. Their debut novel, Silver Repetition, will be published by House of Anansi in 2024. They received both their BA and MA in English from the University of Toronto.