Thanks to all the very talented writers who applied for the next mentoring programme starting in January 2017. I really wish I could offer more places as it has been such a difficult decision to make.
But, after a lot of dithering, I’m delighted to say that I will be working with Penny Stanton and Glenda Cooper to help them develop their ideas. Both of their applications were filled with joy about writing and also showed me how I could really add value to their progress. I’m looking forward to working with them both in the New Year.
Sadly I can’t offer mentoring to everyone that applies but if you are a woman writer who would benefit from mentoring then the brilliant WoMentoring Project has just re-opened for applications. I will be also be offering mentoring through there too. My offer should be live on the site next week. But aside from my offer, there are great opportunities to get mentored by other publishing industry professionals too ranging from writers and editors to literary agents and publishers. Check it out and apply through there too.
The next Retreat West Mentoring Programme application period will open again in May 2017 and again I’ll be taking on two writers to work with.