Organisation supporting writers of children's books

WRITING CAN BE LONELY, BUT IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE

Get the help you need to write and publish a children’s book with the support of authors and industry experts. Through online courses, one-to-one mentoring, and virtual events, we’re busting the myth of the isolated writer by creating a community of storytellers.

Welcome to WriteMentor

Since 2018, over 60 WriteMentor students have signed with agents or secured publishing deals

Read their success stories

Supporting children’s fiction writers from ideas to publication

Develop craft and industry knowledge through high-quality, accessible and affordable programmes

MENTORING

Free and paid for mentoring programmes pairing agented/published children’s authors with unpublished writers.

ONLINE COURSES

Online writing workshops and courses led by published authors. Includes agent and author 1-2-1s and manuscript feedback.

NOVEL AWARDS

Awards for writers of children’s fiction with both finished and unfinished manuscripts. Judged by literary agents with feedback.

COMMUNITY HUB

Membership platform with critique groups, industry guest chats, pitching contests, kid beta reading, book club and more.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Virtual writing conference with talks, panels, and workshops from industry experts and 1-2-1s with literary agents.

VIRTUAL MAGAZINE

One of UK’s only magazines for children’s writers. Articles by industry experts, craft advice, and writing competitions.

PODCAST

Podcast exploring the psyche and process of writing a children’s novel while better understanding the author behind the book.

RESOURCES

Writing resources created by experts guiding writers through craft processes and demystifying the publishing world.

How can we help?

Are you looking for a mentor?

We run both a (free to apply) summer mentoring programme, as well as paid Spark Mentoring.

Are you looking to do a course with us?

We offer a wide range of short courses, from Picture Book to Young Adult specific, as well as longer, intensive courses. Check them all out here.

Are you looking for our competitions?

We run two annual awards, as well as quarterly flash and short story competitions. Our Children’s Novel and Picture Book Awards open in December-January and our Novel-in-Development award opens in February-May.

Are you looking for information about our online conference, WOWCON?

WOWCON usually runs annually on the last weekend in September. More information will be released each year in May and tickets on sale from June to September.

Are you looking to buy our magazine?

We run a quarterly magazine exclusively with content for Children’s writers. You can buy one-off editions or subscribe and save.

Are you looking for more information on our Community Learning Hub?

Our hub page is here, which will tell you all you need to know. Once signed up, you can access our plethora of modules here.

Read frequently asked questions on what we do and how to navigate the site

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