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A free ten-month-long annual mentoring programme for a new, fledgling, or developing writer in the East Kent area of the United Kingdom to be mentored by Seb Reilly.


Meet once a month over coffee to talk writing craft, motivation, progress, and for support, guidance, and advice.


Full free access to Seb Reilly’s writing classes, along with extended versions of writing craft essays and other writings.


Discuss ideas, work through writing issues, talk about writing and publishing, and gain the benefits of being mentored by an experienced writer.

Terms and Conditions

The mentorship programme begins on 1 September each calendar year and lasts until 30 June the following calendar year.

Applications are accepted year-round, but the cut-off for applications for the coming year is 1 July. Applications received after this date will be considered for the following year.

Only one applicant will be successful per year. Unsuccessful applicants must wait until after 1 July to reapply.

An example of applicants’ writing in the form of a link to a publicly accessible website must be provided to demonstrate writing ability.

Applicants must be within travelling distance of Thanet, UK, as this programme includes face-to-face meetings within the Thanet area on a monthly basis.

Successful applicants are chosen based on a selection of criteria including quality of writing, potential as interpreted by Seb Reilly, and application form content. An informal interview is required prior to acceptance to ensure both parties are happy to commence the mentorship.

Applicants will receive an initial response within six weeks of application.

Application Form

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