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Mentoring

This service with poet, editor, and critic David Caddy, involves critical appraisals, advice on manuscript preparation and development, and guidance towards full collection publication. One to one meetings and Skype sessions may be arranged for mentoring on a wide number of literary matters. In addition, David offers mentoring for prospective and new editors, and reviewers, in poetry and fiction. Refresher sessions with established poets are also available upon request.

Playwright, Performance Studies Lecturer, and poet, Louise Buchler is offering Mentoring in Scriptwriting under the same scheme. She has over ten years experience lecturing in Writing for both Stage and Screen. She made the shortlist for the National Theatre London’s Africa Playwriting Competition recognising her as one of the top twenty playwrights on the African continent. Please email Louise at tearsinthefence@gmail.com

David is available for Manuscript appraisal, with a variety of rates depending on the number of poems. As a guide the fee for up to 20 poems is £50. Feedback includes critical appraisal of individual poems as well as a report on the overall manuscript with suggestions for improvements, further reading and development.

David is available as a Publication mentor which is a step further from the manuscript, and involves helping you put together your manuscript for publication, advising you on where to send and read your work as well as motivating you.

For those interested, David is also available for Editorial mentoring helping prospective and new editors enhance their creative and critical reading, production and promotion strategies so that their journals develop and survive. This practical training initiative may lead to new approaches to publishing in the digital age.

Contact David at tearsinthefence@gmail.com

Standard Fee is £50 per appraisal

Please submit through our Submissions Page

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Intern: We are delighted that Joanna Nissel has become the magazine’s Intern working in the field of research and development.

Due to the number of requests received the editorial staff and colleagues are offering critical appraisals.

We will provide detailed critical appraisals for the following genres:

Poetry up to 20 poems

Short Stories up to 5,000 words

Flash Fiction up to 10 pieces

Plays / Screenplays up to 15 pages

One to One sessions are also available.

Please message for a booking.

Our fee is £50 per appraisal

Please submit through our Submissions Page

and pay through the Donate button.

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‘David’s critical appraisals are immeasurably helpful.’ Jessica Mookherjee