Community Learning Hub

Join a supportive community of storytellers

Develop writing craft, receive critique on your work from peers and kid readers, pitch your manuscript to agents, and learn from and network with industry experts through monthly workshops, webinars, and chats. Most importantly, foster life-long friendships with fellow writers.

Become a member of WriteMentor’s community learning Hub, an online platform for children’s writers at any stage of their writing and publishing journey.

The WriteMentor Hub feels like a library of knowledge and a year-round party rolled into one

Tracy Curran, author and Hub member

Level one membership

For only £13 a month, access…

Level two membership

For only £25 a month, access all of the above, plus…

Hear from our Hub writers…

“I love the Hub. It’s a great community. Supportive and inspiring. The events are great – the workshops are an incredible gift. Highly recommend being a member.”

“Finding WriteMentor has been a revelation to me. The Hub opens many doors and friendships I never had before. The Hub offers an excellent variety of courses and the monthly cost is outstanding value. I don’t know if the team at WriteMentor realise how fantastic they are. They are like fabulous fairy godmothers and fathers, sprinkling magic and making dreams come true every day.”

Michelle R.

“The Hub is a wealth of amazing resources. I’ve learned from craft webinars and had my work critiqued by Writers in Residence. My pitch was been sent to an agent who gave feedback on what worked well. Plus the regular writing sprints have encouraged progress on a new book. All this and a fantastic community of writers to share the writing journey with.”

Marie D.

“The WriteMentor Hub has become an indispensable addition to my writing toolkit. Packed with enthusiasm, knowledge, experience and wisdom, it inspires and encourages me daily.”

Ian J.

“WriteMentor offers so many incredible opportunities to writers at all stages of their journey. Support, advice, education, fun and much much more! A true virtual community.”

Tara P.

“The WriteMentor Hub is such a warm, friendly and supportive place to be, with lots of opportunities to connect and learn from each other, as well as from industry experts. There’s so much going on you feel spoilt for choice.”

Elizabeth F.

“The WriteMentor Community Hub is one of the best resources out there for writers, no matter where you are on your journey. I would be lost without the support and camaraderie of the Hub, and I’m so grateful to the team and community!”

Vicki M.

“The WriteMentor Learning Community Hub provides a wealth of craft and industry advice. I’ve also found it to be an incredibly kind community of people keen to help and support others at every stage of their writing journey.”

Alex A.

“The WriteMentor Hub has been an invaluable aid to my writing and wellbeing. Being able to connect with a community of writers and have access to learning opportunities without having to leave my house has been a life changer as a chronically ill disabled writer who is housebound much of the time. Thank you for helping me feel part of life and a wonderful community.”

Katina W.

“The Writementor hub supports writers at ever stage of their writing journey and there is something for everyone. I can dip in and out of modules as and when I need to and there is always lots of support, advice and encouragement from the whole community.”

Jenny C.

“WriteMentor is the most inspiring, exciting, useful, friendly, supportive and KIND community for writers there is – I would be lost without it!”

Claire L.

Meet our 2022 Writers-in-Residence

<strong>Rashmi Sirdeshpande</strong>, <strong>Picture Book Writer-in-Residence</strong>
Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Picture Book Writer-in-Residence

Rashmi writes a mix of fiction and non-fiction picture books. Her debut picture book with Diane Ewen, Never Show a T-Rex a Book won the Society of Authors Queen’s Knickers Award and has been shortlisted for the Lollies 2022 and the sequel, Never Teach a Stegosaurus To Do Sums was shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award. Her non-fiction picture book How To Change The World, illustrated by Annabel Tempest, was part of Empathy Lab’s Read For Empathy Collection, Editor’s Choice in The Bookseller, and has been shortlisted for the North Somerset Teacher’s Book Award in the Information Books category.

<strong><strong><strong>Marcus Sedgwick</strong></strong></strong>, <strong>Novel Writer-in-Residence</strong>
Marcus Sedgwick, Novel Writer-in-Residence

Marcus is a writer of over 40 books for adults and young adults, of novels for younger people, of non-fiction and academic essays. He is winner of many prizes, most notably the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award for his novel Midwinterblood. Marcus has also received two Printz Honors, for Revolver in 2011 and The Ghosts of Heaven in 2016, giving him the most citations to date for America’s most prestigious book prize for writing for young adults. Other notable award winning books include Floodland, Marcus’ first novel, which won the Branford-Boase Award in 2001, a prize for the best debut novel for children published in the UK each year; My Swordhand is Singing, which won the Booktrust Teenage Prize for 2007, and Lunatics and Luck, part of The Raven Mysteries series, which won a Blue Peter Book Award in 2011.

Our Hub members learn from live Q&As & workshops with authors & publishing professionals. Join the Hub and access past videos via our archive.

Amber Ivatt, Senior Publicity Manager at Macmillan Children’s Books

Clara Oeyen, former children’s literary scout

Sanchita Basu De Sarkar, owner of Children’s Bookshop in Muswell Hill

Sim Sandhu, editor

Jonathan Eyers, author and editor

Chloe Seager, agent

Kesia Lupo, senior editor at Chicken House

Serena Patel, author

Louie Stowell, author

LD Lapinski, author

Harry Woodgate, author

Read more

Liz Binks, freelance Children’s Books Marketer and Publicist

Ness Wood, illustrator

Emma Finlayson-Palmer, author

Justin Davies, author

Bella Pearson, publisher at Guppy Books

Jo Clarke, author and book blogger

Sally Doherty, author

Catherine Emmett, author

Jen Carney, author

Patrice Lawrence, author

Sophie Cameron, author

Tanya Byrne, author

Rachael Davis, author

Jenni Spangler, author

Liz Flanagan, author

Marisa Noelle, author

Louise Gooding, author

Catherine Emmett, author

Upcoming guest: Chloe Davis, Darley Anderson agent

Become a member of our writing community

Level 1 Monthly
  • Includes writing modules, critique groups, book club, pitch hero, industry chats and more*
Level 2 Monthly
  • Enjoy additional benefits of kid beta reads, monthly webinars and monthly workshops*
Level 1 Annual
  • Save 2 months (£24) compared to monthly by signing up to an annual membership
Level 2 Annual
  • Save 2 months (£48) compared to monthly by signing up to an annual membership

*There is no fixed term for the monthly membership – you can stay for 1 month or 12 (or longer, hopefully!)

Please note that the Hub will be based on Slack. If you are unsure how to use Slack, read our WriteMentor guide to using Slack.

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