Fiction Mentorships

Have you ever wished you had your own mentor or editor on tap?

Someone who can answer your writing questions? Your publishing questions? And someone qualified to offer feedback on your writing?


Have you ever wished you had your own mentor/editor on tap?

That’s just what our mentoring program is about.

We have a limited number of fiction mentorships available each year. The mentorships provide you a one-on-one relationship with your mentor to help you hone your writing and give you the guidance you need to kickstart or finish your novel.

Your mentorship is for a minimum period of six months. One of the key aims of the program is to help you gain confidence in your creative writing skills and in the direction of your story. Time is an important part of the writing process, and it is important to take it slowly and develop your skills.

Through your password-protected personal mentoring page, you will be able to:

  • Ask your mentor questions about writing issues
  • Upload your writing so that your mentor can provide feedback on it.

As your personal mentoring page is online, you can access it from wherever you are: at work, at home, on holidays, while travelling – wherever you are connected to the internet. Importantly, your “conversations” with your mentor remain on your personal mentoring page so that you can refer back to your mentor’s advice whenever you need to.

Who is eligible to apply for mentorship?

In order to apply for a fiction mentorship, you must have completed any two of the following courses at the Australian Writers’ Centre:

You will have completed either the online or face-to-face versions. If you have not completed at least two of the courses you are not eligible for mentoring.

How to apply

You need to apply for a mentorship – please fill in the form below to receive more information and an application form.

We specialise in adult literary, general, women’s, science fiction and fantasy, and crime fiction. We also have mentors available for children’s fiction. It is worthwhile approaching us even if your work falls outside these genres as we may have a mentor available.

Cost of mentorship
Application fee: $50
Mentorship fee: $295 per month for a minimum of six months


Cathie Tasker is a fiction editor with over 25 years’ experience. She has mentored many manuscripts to publication and is experienced at guiding and motivating writers to improve their work. More

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