The Irish Writers Centre has developed a panel of Professional Members who are published and experienced authors or industry professionals acting as mentors to help you make your writing as good as it can be.
Helping you make your writing as good as it can be
Are you struggling to complete your novel or could you use a trained eye to help you finish your book of poetry?
Have you got a film script underway that needs a professional point of view or perhaps you’re working to complete a collection of short fiction?
The Irish Writers Centre has developed a panel of Professional Members who are published and experienced authors or industry professionals acting as mentors to help you make your writing as good as it can be. This initiative is aimed at intermediate and advanced level writers looking for professional input. Our Mentoring list is currently at capacity. Please note that Mentees must be over 18 to apply.
Our Current Panel
Fiction: Novels and Short Storiesaidenoreilly.com
Playwriting, Play Development and Directingalicecoghlan.com
Poetry, Children’s, Japanese Form Poetryclearasabellwritingservices.ie
Anthony J Quinn
Crime Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Memoirwww.anthonyjquinnwriter.com
Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Storiesberniemcgill.com
Feature Writing, Longform Journalism, Creative Nonfictioncaelainnhogan.wordpress.com
Historical Non-fiction, Journalismciaranbuckley.wordpress.com
Fiction and Non-Fictionen.wikipedia.org
Scriptwriting, Poetry, Memoir, Fictionwww.csillatoldy.co.uk
Poetry and Screenwritingwww.laganpress.co
Enda Coyle Greene
Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, Short Stories and Young Adultlittleisland.ie
Film, TV, Comedy writingwww.sdgi.ie
Poetry, Plurilingual Writing, Plurilocal Writingwww.fionabolgerpoetry.com
Fiction, Short Story, Beginnersabout.me
Novels, Short Stories and Poetryen.wikipedia.org
Fiction, Short Storyaitkenalexander.co.uk
Short Fiction and Novels (Crime and Literary Fiction)kellycreighton.com
Short Stories, Novels, Poetrywww.lizacostello.com
Novels, Thrillers, Adult Fictionwww.lissaoliver.ie
Creative Non-Fiction, Including Memoir, Essays, Travel and Place Writingmarcel-krueger.squarespace.com
Poetry and Prosewww.poetryireland.ie
Poetry, Flash Fiction and Short Storymary-janeholmes.com
Mary Rose Callaghan
Short stories, literary novels and memoirsen.wikipedia.org
Poetry and Memoirwww.johnhewittsociety.org
Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Ghostwritingwww.neilhegarty.com
Novels (all genres), Short Fictionniamhboyce.blogspot.com
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Children’s and Young Adults’ Fictionoisinmcgann.com
Fiction (Short Stories or Novel Length), Specialism in Science Fictionwww.rbkelly.co.uk
Fiction and Non-Fictionwww.northwordsnow.co.uk
Comedy and Satire for TV and Film. Prose Fiction and Non-Fictionwww.seanhardieart.com
Young Adult Fictionshirleyannemcmillan.com
Fiction, Short Stories and Writing for Radiowww.siobhanmannion.com
Feature Writing, Freelance Journalism, Ghostwriting, and Memoirwww.suejleonard.com
Novels and Short Fictionshaunagilliganwriter.com
General Fiction, Crime Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Memoirtomsigafoos.wordpress.com
Arnold Thomas Fanning
Memoir, Creative Non-Fictionabout.me
Young Adult Fiction, Fictionwww.suedivin.com
Fiction | Non-fiction | Screenwriting | Playwriting
€275 – up to 10,000 words read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.
€300 – up to 15,000 words read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.
€350 – up to 20,000 words read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.
€275 – Up to 240 lines of poetry read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.
- Meetings can be on a once-off basis or repeated over time
- Meetings can be in person, or by Zoom or phone if agreed in advance with the mentee
- The wordcount can include a one page synopsis, a treatment, or character breakdown depending on the form.
To submit a booking enquiry, please complete the form below or for further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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