The Writer’s Project offers emerging writers the chance to work with a seasoned professional on all aspects of writing, from broad structural issues to fine details of style.
All our mentors are established writers. We’ve published literary novels, comic novels, thrillers, biographies, memoirs, children’s books, and a wide variety of journalism. We’ve won prizes and endorsements, been reviewed in national newspapers and magazines, and seen our work translated into other languages.
As teachers of writing, we find that what works best is close reading and one-to-one discussion. This is seldom possible in a group, which is why we offer individual mentoring.
If you’re interested, please submit a brief description of your project, along with a sample chapter of no more than 2500 words. You will find guidelines for submissions on this page.
Once you’ve been accepted, one of us will be assigned as your mentor, who will work out a plan with you.
Mentoring sessions will take place either on the telephone or via Skype. It may also be possible to meet face-to-face, depending on where you live. By communicating over the phone, however, we believe we can give the best value for your time and ours.
The charge will depend on the work involved: for details see Prices.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that we can get you published, but we do offer advice about agents and publishers. Once we feel a manuscript is ready, we will do our best to steer you to the people most likely to be interested in your work.