Our mentoring service for 2020
In 2013 Cinnamon Press launched an exciting new mentoring scheme to allow writers to work one-to-one online with a range of experienced tutors and writers over a full year of feedback on a complete manuscript of fiction or poetry. It's been a fantastic experience to see how the combination of commitment and support can transform a manuscript over a year. We've worked with 130 dedicated writers and 70% have gone on to find a publisher. We've had consistently great feedback and learnt a lot.
Why work with a mentor?
We have an exciting team of high quality authors and editors who also have a lot of teaching experience who share our vision to keeping the programme innovative and forward-thinking while offering the best service possible.
Remember those awful red pencil scrawlings all over your work when you were young? Too often they were disheartening, but critical feedback given with insight and encouragement is not only challenging, but vital for writing to become honed and polished. Cinnamon is a powerful spice with many health benefits and, rather than taking a red pencil to your work, let's take a cinnamon pencil and make your work shine.
Mentoring works because it is collaborative and transformational. We want our students not only to be able to write fluidly, but to take new delight in the process and think confidently of themselves as writers. We want our students to dig deeply into themselves, their environments, and their material; to be always pushing their own boundaries.
Mentoring sets high standards and gives you the assurance you can attain them by adding direction and support. You will end the process not only with a more polished manuscript but with more insight into your writing and yourself as a writer.