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WriteMentor writing award winner interview

Saira Shah won the WriteMentor Picture Book Award 2022 and is now represented by Peters Fraser + Dunlop. She shares her experience and writing advice.

Cate Haynes won the WriteMentor Novel Award 2023 for ‘Nan Crabapple is Spellbound’. She shares her experience and writing advice.

WriteMentor Picture Book Award runner-up Tracy Curran describes her experience and her publishing journey so far

Want to get your manuscript noticed by publishing professionals? In WriteMentor’s Ask An Agent blog series, we invite leading literary agents to answer quick-fire questions about publishing and submissions, to give children’s writers insights and advice about the querying process.

Here’s the titles for our shortlist, which is now in the hands of our agent judge, Becky Bagnall. Kickerella Monty McPurr and the Genie of the Blobfish The Nighthawk Detectives …

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Author Clare Thompson shares her experience of WriteMentor’s summer mentoring programme

Dee Benson, who found her agent through WriteMentor’s summer mentoring programme and whose novel, ‘Glow Up, Lara Bloom’, is out now, shares how the experience developed her writing and gave her insights into the publishing world

Author Cat Weldon and her mentee Richard Berry chat about their experience of WriteMentor’s Spark mentoring

Jan Dunning WriteMentor success story

Jan Dunning, author of Young Adult novel Mirror Me, shares how her confidence grew thanks to WriteMentor mentoring

Author Carolyn Ward and her mentee Claudia Gonella chat about their experience of WriteMentor’s Spark programme

Writer Melissa Kay Valente describes how being part of the WriteMentor community via the Hub membership platform helped her secure agent representation.

WriteMentor coffee break reads Young Adult

Author & WriteMentor Spark mentor Melissa Welliver shares her top tips to help children’s writers craft querying letters

Read the latest insights from WriteMentor Hub Writer-in-Residence and children’s author Marcus Sedgwick

WriteMentor Ask an Agent series interviews Charlotte Colwill from literary agency Colwill & Peddle 

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Writer Camilla Porter describes her experience of WriteMentor’s rhyming picture book course led by author Catherine Emmett

Author Clare Helen Welsh announces the Books That Help free mentorship scheme for a writer or writer-illustrator writing stories that create emotionally honest spaces for children and families

Read the latest insights from WriteMentor Hub Writer-in-Residence and children’s author Marcus Sedgwick

Writer Lucas Maxwell describes his experience of winning WriteMentor’s Novel-in-Development Award, a writing prize that celebrates and champions unfinished children’s novels

Announcing the winners of WriteMentor Novel in Development Award 2022

Read the latest insights from WriteMentor Hub Writer-in-Residence and children’s author Marcus Sedgwick

WriteMentor Hub Writer in Residence Rashmi Sirdeshpande discusses why writing books is a business, regardless of how much you love it

Read the latest insights from WriteMentor Hub Writer-in-Residence and children’s author Marcus Sedgwick.

WriteMentor Hub Writer in Residence Rashmi Sirdeshpande shares the professional roles involved in publishing picture books

WriteMentor Hub Writer in Residence Rashmi Sirdeshpande shares how picture book writers can develop range across styles and genres

Kristina Wilson-Brown shares how becoming part of a critique group via the WriteMentor Hub reignited her motivation after a writing slump

Read a July reflection from WriteMentor Hub Novel Writer-in-Residence Marcus Sedgwick

Writer and visual storyteller Maureen Tai won the WriteMentor Picture Book Award 2022. She shares her experience and writing advice.

Aoife Doyle won the WriteMentor Novel Award 2022 for ‘The Music Weaver’s Call’ and is now represented by Lucy Irvine at Peters Fraser + Dunlop. They share their experience and writing advice.

Read an exclusive WriteMentor Blog from Struan Murray and his editor Ben Horslen, winners of 2021 Branford Boase Award for the year’s outstanding debut novel for children

WriteMentor Hub Writer in Residence Marcus Sedgewick discusses the power of the writing community in his blog post

WriteMentor Hub 2022 Writer in Residence Rashmi Sirdeshpande shares how to overcome writers block

WriteMentor character coffee break reads

WriteMentor shares 5 tips for fantasy world building

“Mentoring [is] an invaluable resource, given selflessly by hard-working, talented mentors who give up their time to help less experienced writers.” Author Laura Noakes shares how her mentor’s insightful comments …

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