WriteMentor Writing Weekends

Our UK wide writing weekends (supported by Arts Council England) are due to begin in 2020. 

 We are bringing 4 workshops, 1-2-1s with agents/authors/editors, hours of free writing time and all-inclusive lunch, snacks and drinks from 9-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

You can sign up for 1 day or both. And we offer concessions for those eligible, and (interest free and up to 6 months) payment plans to help spread the cost. But be quick, several venues are already nearly sold out, and we limit numbers at each, ranging from 10-16.

2020 WriteMentor Children's Novel Award

Opening on 1st December, our novel award returns, this year judged by literary agent, Alice Williams.

With a £500 prize, and a guaranteed place on the WriteMentor summer mentoring programme, it is well worth the £10 entry. Open to writers of children’s fiction (from PB to YA).

We also offer 30 free entries for marginalised writers (no evidence needed).


Subscribe to our brand new, quarterly magazine dedicated to writers of children’s fiction.

Each issue, we’ll bring you features with top authors, industry professionals and YOU, the children’s writing community.

WriteMentor Magazine – December 2019 Edition

Release date: Monday 9th December

Price: £3.00

Annual subscription: £9.99



We think our newsletter is well worth signing up for.

Each week we give you a free blog post on an aspect of writing from a published author, we celebrate the successes of those in the community, we offer discounts and offers on everything we do, including scholarships and giveaways.

You also have the added benefit of being the first to know about our new courses and events, and get first dibs on all places. 

And if you sign up, you get, not 1, but 2 free writing craft guides, contrbuted to by the WriteMentor mentors of 2018 and 2019. Seriously, why wouldn’t you?

WriteMentor SPARK ⚡️

Spark is our paid, ongoing mentoring service, where you are paired with one of our mentors, to work with them on a 1-2-1 basis.

Each month, you will work on an agreed numbers of words (we have several levels) and have an email consulation to discuss any issues.

Starting from £25 a month, it’s very affordable and we also offer, partial and full manuscript, developmental editing as part of our Quick Spark service if you’re in a hurry!

Two of our Spark mentees are now agented, and we offer great value for money, comparatively, so do enquire if you’re interested in ongoing support for your writing.

Gift Cards - for the writers in your life

Give someone the best gift a writer could possibly want: credit with WriteMentor, the first stop for all writers of children’s fiction.

In variants of: £5, £10, £15, £20, £50, £100, £200

What we do

We offer a range of programmes and courses for children’s writers, to help you develop your craft and industry knowledge at affordable prices.


Our summer programme is a voluntary, and free to apply to, 4 month mentoring period with an agented/published children’s writer, which culminates in an agent showcase.


Led by Maz Evans (MG) and Lauren James (YA), these intense courses are designed for competent writers to take their work to the next level.

With course notes, feedback on up to 30k of your work, and a 1-2-1 tutorial with the course leader.


Our novel award is for all unpublished and unagented writers of all childrens fiction, from PB to YA.

£10 Entry and up to 30 FREE entries for low-income writers.


From our 6 week PB course to our 6 week MG/YA course and our 5 week Preparing for Submission course, we have all the children’s writing courses you need.

With visiting agents, weekly workshops and tutor feedback on all tasks.


WOW-CON is an all-online writing conference for children’s writers.

With speakers, workshops, agent 1-2-1s and our WOW-PITCH contest, it’s well worth the £10 ticket!


We are proud to announce that in 2020, we will be brining writing weekends to you!

With workshops at nearly 40 locations across the UK/IRE, you’re bound to find one local.

With 4 workshops, 10 hours of free writing time and an industry expert 1-2-1 at a quality venue. We also offer payment plans for those who need to spread the cost.


Our paid for mentoring is perfect for those who need a little help as they draft, or who need extra developmental help on a completed manuscript.

We have a range of mentors involved and with our regular industry expert chats and blog posts, anyone can join our community.

Helping children’s writers move along that metaPhorical ladder


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