Jericho Writers
4 Acer Walk , Oxford, OX2 6EX, United Kingdom
UK: +44 (0)345 459 9560
US: +1 (646) 974 9060

Our Mentoring Service

Get One-to-One Guidance on Writing Your Novel from Scratch, or from Existing Draft.

Our Mentoring Service

Get expert one-to-one mentoring as you write and edit your manuscript.

This service combines online mentoring and editorial feedback to help you work towards a novel that is publishable. It’s your chance to work on your manuscript from the start, or after completing a first draft of your novel, with your choice of award-winning mentors. 

Our experienced mentors have helped hundreds of writers write their own prize-winning books, via constant feedback and advice. The one-to-one tuition is designed to be entirely flexible around your writing life, and if your work is ready by the end, we can help you get it to market, too. 

You will also receive a mentoring certificate on successful completion. 

What Our Mentoring Service Offers You

Bespoke Mentoring

This mentoring service is tailored entirely to you and your writing goals. Whether you’re plotting a new story or editing your finished draft, your mentor will focus 100% on helping you work towards your own potentially prize-winning book.

One-to-one attention

You’ll work with your mentor directly, through email, phone calls or video calls. They’ll help you write from a single line synopsis through to a full plan for your novel. Or if you have your first draft, provide you with detailed feedback as you edit it into something saleable.

An individual experience

Before you start your journey, you’ll discuss your work with your mentor, to guarantee a personal experience and extensive mentoring at every stage. Mentoring is much more than an online writing class; this way of working ensures you meet with your mentor at every vital juncture in your development.

Work at your own pace

Each writing stage has different needs. You and your mentor can decide how to spread your sessions to help you with yours. This may include up to three, two-hour long phone or Skype meetings, to be used as and when you both think it makes sense.

Key Information

Date: Immediate start.

Duration: 10, 20 or 30 hours spread over a period that suit your needs.

Price: £980 for 10 hours; £1,950 for 20 hours; £2,925 for 30 hours (*10% discount for members).

Entry: Apply Now.

Location: Online.

Our Mentors

Choose the Mentor Best-Fitted to Your Genre

Aliya Ali-Afzal

Get expert advice from writer, mentor and mental toughness and life coach, Aliya Ali-Afzal. Learn More.

Susan Allott

Receive mentoring from critically acclaimed published author, Susan Allott. Learn More.

Michael Braff

Get expert advice from a New York Times bestselling sci-fi & fantasy editor. Learn More.

Mandy Berman

Get expert advice from acclaimed American novelist, essayist, editor and creative writing tutor. Learn More.

David Burr Gerrard

Get expert advice from US-based fantasy and science-fiction writer and creative writing teacher. Learn More.

Gwyn GB

Work alongside a bestselling author and self-publishing expert. Learn More.

Gary Gibson

Learn from a leading author of hard science fiction, space opera and post-apocalyptic fiction. Learn More.

Judith Heneghan

Personal mentoring from an author, ex-commissioning editor, and MA tutor in Creative Writing. Learn More.

Daren King

Work alongside an award-winning author on your novel. Learn More.

Kate Lee

Get expert help writing for children from a bestselling author of six books for children. Learn More.

Liz Monument

Work closely with author, editor and writing coach, Liz Monument. Learn More.

Annabel Pitcher

Write alongside a multi-award-winning children’s and young adult author. Learn More.

Trisha Sakhlecha

Dive deep into your manuscript with a critically acclaimed novelist. Learn More.

Holly Seddon

Get feedback on your crime, suspense or thriller novel by an international bestselling author. Learn More.

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Neema Shah

Work on your novel alongside an award-winning author. Learn More.

Nicola Skinner

Nicola Skinner

Get feedback from a critically acclaimed and award-winning children’s writer. Learn More.

Alexandra Tanner

Get expert advice from Brooklyn-based writer and editor. Learn More.

Tom Witcomb

Write or edit alongside a ‘Big 5’ Commissioning Editor with over a decade of industry experience. Learn More.

Philip Womack

Work closely with an experienced writing tutor and children’s book author. Learn More.

Sharon Zink

Sharon Zink

Learn from a literary editor and best-selling author. Learn More.


Daren has been a brilliant mentor and has provided invaluable help and insight. He has given me advice in relation to all aspects of the book, from plotting and structure, to fine linguistic details. I’m not sure I could have finished it without him. I am pleased to say that I now have an agent.

Eve Harris

Author, ‘The Marrying of Chani Kaufman’ longlisted for the Booker Prize
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Frequently asked


Which genres are accepted?

All. Fiction and non-fiction.


What manuscript lengths do you accept?

All lengths. 


Is this service for UK writers only?

No, we work with writers from all around the world. 


Which mentors do you work with?

We’ve a team of award-winning authors with decades of tutorial experience, who’ve been hand-selected for quality and rigour. 

Meet them here.


How much does one-to-one mentoring cost?

It depends on the number of hours tuition you require. Get in Touch with us directly and we can provide a quote. 


How long will it take?

No fixed duration. 


How will I get the editorial changes returned to me?

You’ll be working online directly with your tutor.  


How does it fit around my work-life?

The mentoring process is very flexible, and you and your mentor can discuss the timetable that is best for you.  


What if my work needs more attention than this service offers?

In that situation, we’ll tell you. You’ll fill in an application page before you start, so we know you’re ready for all that mentoring brings you.  


Will my editor respect my own personal style and voice?

Yes. That’s very important to us. As writers ourselves, we know that we can’t just impose a house style on your prose and expect that to be okay. 


What if I don’t agree with the changes?

If there are areas your mentor think need changes, it’s up to you to make up your own mind. It’s about your decisions, not your mentor’s.