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HELPING WRITERS REALISE THEIR
CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DREAMS

Mentorship Program

The Writers SA mentorship program is designed to connect our members with a suitable mentor, at any stage of their writing careers. From writing craft, editing, pre publication, to marketing and publicity mentorships – and encompassing a wide range of genres – Writers SA will assist you to identify the most appropriate mentor for your needs.

Selection of Mentor

To learn more about some of the mentors we are proud to work with, please view the list below and select a shortlist of your preferred mentors. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and we will work with you to make sure you’re matched with a mentor with expertise in your genre/area.

Process

Begin by reading through our mentors below and make a shortlist of your preferred mentors. After you fill in the mentorship application form below, we will contact your nominated mentors to check availability. Writers SA will connect you with a mentor within four weeks of application. Mentorship fees must be paid in advance in full to Writers SA.

What to expect

Mentorship hours are billed for actual time spent, in 15 minute (minimum) increments. This includes all contact with the mentee including phone/Zoom/IM conversations, emails, reading and feedback time and face to face meetings.

Note this means that if you send four emails to your mentor, that will equate to one hour of mentorship time.

The mentor and mentee will develop a shared timetable and plan, including identified goals, and will keep a weekly record that tracks progress towards goals and time spent by the mentor.

Any questions or difficulties will be resolved by Writers SA.

Rates

Mentorships are offered in five hour blocks.

5 hours                      $550

10 hours                    $880

20 hours                    $1650

You can add additional blocks upon completion of initial blocks if you and your mentor agree that this would be beneficial for your work.

How to apply

To book into the mentorship program, please fill in this form and return to info@writerssa.org.au

You will need to identify at least one (maximum of three) goals for your mentorship and agree to the full terms and conditions.

Our mentors

 

Adam Cece

Mentorship areas: junior fiction; crime fiction; screenwriting; traditional publishing; young adult.

For more information read his bio.

 


Rommie Corso

Mentorship areas: self publishing; book marketing and business support; children’s books; nonfiction; book design.

For more information read her bio.


Jason Fischer

Mentorship areas: adventure; Australiana; fantasy; horror; humour; paranormal; science fiction; thriller, young adult.

For more information read his bio.


Royce Kurmelovs

Mentorship areas: nonfiction; freelancing; journalism.

For more information read his bio.

 


Heather Taylor Johnson

Mentorship areas: auto/biography, essays/articles, literary fiction, poetry, women’s.

For more information read her bio.

 


Phillip Kavanagh

Mentorship areas: playwriting; memoir; humour; adaptation.

For more information read his bio.


Aislinn Kearns

Mentorship areas: romance; self-publishing.

For more information read her bio.


Leisl Leighton

Mentorship areas: genre fiction (romance, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi, YA); historical fiction; women’s fiction; memoir.

For more information read her bio.


Jennifer Mills

Mentorship areas: literary fiction, non-fiction; contemporary; short stories.

For more information read her bio.


Victoria Purman

Mentorship areas: general fiction, women’s fiction, romance, historical fiction.

For more information read her bio.

 


Caroline Reid

Mentorship areas: poetry, spoken word, short fiction, theatre, experimental.

For more information read her bio.


Ben Stubbs

Mentorship areas: essays/articles, non-fiction, travel.

For more information read his bio.


Jane Turner Goldsmith

Mentorship areas: literary fiction; middle childhood; multicultural; non-fiction; poetry; travel; young adult.

For more information read her bio.


Lynette Washington

Mentorship areas: essays/articles; experimental; literary fiction; short stories; women’s.

For more information read her bio.


Scott Zarcinas

Mentorship areas: genre fiction; non-fiction; thriller; young adult.

For more information read his bio.