The WriteMentor summer programme is an application-based mentorship that you can apply for if you have a completed PB, CB, MG or YA manuscript that you’d like to develop with the intention of improving craft. It takes place over 4 months in the summer, but applications are invited in April.
We are interested in developing mentee’s work and helping them onto the next step of their career, and helping writers who wish to work very hard and elevate their craft. We want the wonderful opportunity that is on offer from our brilliant volunteer mentors to be fully embraced.
We want to help writers who have worked hard and developed their craft to the very best of their abilities, and feel like they are on the cusp, and just need that extra bit of help to get them onto the next step.
If that sounds like you, then please do apply!
I'm BACK for my fourth year, and this time around I'm looking for Speculative YA manuscripts. Think SFF, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Magical Realism, High-Concept action! For an idea of the sort of stuff I write as a comparison, check out my books page to learn more about my upcoming debut, The Undying Tower.
I am offering a full manuscript developmental edit, similar to what I offer as a 'Full Manuscript Package' on my Editorial Services page, completely free of charge. I'll read your manuscript, line edit the first three chapters and the synopsis/query letter, and then prepare a full 3-5 page editorial letter with structural critique and edits on the novel as a whole.
I have three years of previous experience as a mentor, in which time my mentees have gone on to find representation and win the WMCNA. I work as a freelance editor for kidlit, and you're very welcome to check out my testimonials. I want to be there to answer any questions you have about the publishing industry from a professional standpoint, as well as whip that WIP into shape! Plus, I hope we can become writing buds. I love a good writing squad!
Great! If you want to apply to me, follow the instructions on Writementor's Summer Programme page and keep an eye on when applications open. Good luck!
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