WriteMentor 2023: Mentor/Mentee Pairings

We are delighted to announce the following pairings for our 2023 programme.

From a total of 220 applications, we have 29 mentees embarking upon our new style of programme.

Congratulations to all selected. And for those not selected this time, there is next year and a plethora of other opportunities out there for emerging writers that you should definitely keep putting yourself forward for.

MentorMenteeTitle of manuscriptAge CategoryGenre
Alex falase-koyaJulia LaFondDeath’s ServantYAFantasy
Anika HussainShoohada KhanomIt’s Not What EverYAContemporary
Carolyn WardMegan DonnellyHow Not to Die in a SwampMGHorror
Carolyn WardJoely Badger Phoebe Carter and the Mask of Midnight Gold MGAdventure
Cat WeldonJames WrightFuzzMGFunny
Emma Finlayson-PalmerLucy DanielAnother Day In ParadiseYAHorror
Emma Finlayson-PalmerSarah BatesBog QueenYAHorror
Emma Finlayson-PalmerAbi MooreWhat We Become in the WoodsYAHorror
Eva Wong NavaMeriam Ben HamzaHenna in Her Heart: A Moroaan TalePBLyrical 
Frances TosdevinShireen LaljiYahra Says YesPBContemporary
Gaynor AndrewsJoanna OldmanSnow WolvesPGAdventure
Jonathan EyersJo DuttonGreenhills Crime SquadMGContemporary, Crime
Kate Anderson Ranae RhodesLola Stars Lies YAThriller
Kate Anderson Katie Brown The Shadow Leech of Gemini Bay MGHorror
Laura SamotinGina MonroeThe Mark of the GodsYAFantasy
Lorraine HawleyKendra BellLost Song of ValorMGContempoary
Lorraine HawleyAmy HillmanA Disappearence of SortsMGContemp-fantasy
Louise FinchNick FoggThe UnquietYAContemporary, Romance, Paranormal
Lu HerseyEmily MilesPlastic BeachMGAdventure, Speculative
Lucy HopeCarrie StewartWings in the DarkMGFantasy
Lucy HopeBarrie StevensonSea BornMGContemporary adventure
Lucy UnwinJenny JonesClass ZeroMGFunny
Melissa WelliverDamilola SalakoChildren with GiftsYASpeculative
Philip KavvadiasKara BeecroftBradley and the Best Vanilla Ice-CreamMGAdventure, Funny
Piu DasGuptaTracy LiennardSix Feet DeepMGHistorical
Sarah AthertonHelen AddymanOh drat! I smell a rat!PBFunny
Sarah AthertonSuzie LavertyThe bookshop on the moonPBFantasy/Adventure
Stephanie SorrellNatalia GodsmarkThe TOTALLY UNSOLVABLE Mysteries: The Case of the Buried Mobile PhoneMGContemporary, Adventure, Funny, Mystery
Sue CunninghamRachel PattinsonSevenYAContemporary
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