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Mentorship Program

writing mentorThe 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

There are a number of mentors listed on our website. Please familiarise yourself with them and prepare a shortlist of preferred mentors.

Anne Bartlett

Jo Case

Jason Fischer

Lauren Foley

Heather Taylor Johnson

Aislinn Kearns

Jennifer Mills

Ben Stubbs

Jane Turner Goldsmith

Lynette Washington

Scott Zarcinas


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/Skype/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.


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

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