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

Thanks to our diverse community of published authors, industry experts, and aspiring writers, WriteMentor empowers children’s writers from all backgrounds and at any stage of their writing career to achieve their publishing goals. Through formal and peer-to-peer mentoring as well as affordable, accessible and high-quality programmes, we’re busting the myth of the isolated writer by creating a friendly and supportive community of storytellers

Welcome to WriteMentor

Supporting writers from ideas to publication

Our high-quality, accessible programmes help develop craft and industry knowledge at affordable prices

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.

Since 2018, over 50 WriteMentor students have signed with agents or secured publishing deals

MENTORING PROGRAMMES

Free and paid for mentoring programmes pairing agented/published children’s authors with unpublished writers.

WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

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

CHILDREN’S NOVEL AWARD

Annual award for unpublished writers of children’s fiction, judged by a literary agent with a cash prize and feedback.

ONLINE CONFERENCE

Online writing conference including talks and workshops from industry experts, 1-2-1s with literary agents, and pitching contest.

ONLINE MAGAZINE

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

#WMCHAT

Wednesday evening Twitter chats 8pm to 9pm with guests including published authors and literary agents.