Ann Brady Writing Mentorship Prize

Ann Brady Writing Mentorship Prize

Author and Principal of Mentoring Writers & the Kids4Kids Organisation, Ann Brady has been working in the craft of writing for over 30 years. Ann is kindly offering mentorships of more than £2500!


The Mentoring Writers Programme prize will depend on the individual needs of the writer involved: improving the novel you’re working on or just getting your manuscript ready for publication.

Whatever stage you are at in your creative journey, Mentoring Writers will provide tailored tuition for what you need; from creating good writing to the process of getting your work into print.

You and Ann will share hard-earned advice on how to keep writing when the going gets tough, thus ensuring your novel doesn’t end up getting stashed away in a drawer or end up languishing on your laptop.

'The Mentoring Writers Programme 2’ offers writers assistance in strengthening and completing the writer's manuscript prior to publication.

More About Ann Brady
Starting in the Eighties Ann began writing non-fiction, creating one of the first informational websites in the UK which won her The International Association of Web Masters & Designers Golden Web Award for Excellence in Web Design, Creativity and Content three years in succession.

The retail website was the first to offer information as part of its services. She was featured across a variety of media including Educational booklets. Entering the writing fiction world Ann wrote in a variety of genres which includes an Award Winning Historical Fiction Novel, a series of Children’s Picture Story Books plus Short Story Mystery and Thriller books.

Upon retirement from her business she took up fictional writing full time, and began mentoring younger writers.

Having published some of their works under the banner of Kids4Kids.org.uk, she recently released ‘Can You Hear Me’ a dark poetry book by British Australian Yami Gray, and ‘Charm of the Chosen One’ a fantasy story with an underlying theme about bullying by young Welsh writer Anya Elisabeth. Ann also Mentors writers of all ages, worldwide, having worked with some successful authors.

Ann is a judge with the BBC Radio2 500 Words Competition, is a member of SCBWI (the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) and a member of the Society of Authors in both the UK and Australia, as well as being a member of The Association of Freelance Journalists.

She offers speaking engagements and was involved in a special event organized by an Australian Publisher at the London Book Fair 2020. Writing is Ann’s joy and passion. Passing on what she has learnt to others, especially the young, is a pleasure to her.

About Ann's Writing Mentorship Prize
It doesn’t matter if you are working on your first book or your 20th, all writers can benefit from guidance and encouragement.

Mentoring Writers, offers services to suit all writers on a one-to-one basis through mentoring with our Principal Ann Brady.

As a writer Ann has experience in a variety of styles, including non-fiction. She covers all genres from historical fiction, Children’s Picture Books, Mystery and Thriller story books, modern literature, etc. Having been a writer, author, speaker, and mentor for over 30 years, and a publisher for 10 years, you can expect her to understand your work.

A Mentoring Writers Programme will depend and be geared to the individual needs of the writer involved. It doesn’t matter whether its improving the novel you’re working on or just getting your manuscript ready for publication. That is what we do.

Whatever stage you are at in your creative journey, Mentoring Writers will provide tailored tuition for what you need; from creating good writing to the process of getting your work into print. You and Ann will share hard-earned advice on how to keep writing when the going gets tough, thus ensuring your novel doesn’t end up getting stashed away in a drawer or end up languishing on your laptop.

Writing Mentorship Prize Details
The Mentoring Writers programmes can stretch for over twelve months; or longer depending on the type of manuscript you are creating. Please be aware that the mentoring process is not a fast track to success.

It is a long road along which you learn the art and craft of writing. It is to be done in your own time, at your leisure and in a way which makes you comfortable and satisfied with each section.

And, if at any time you wish to repeat something or are having problems with your writing then do not worry or fret. Ann will be there to ensure that the work you finally produce is the best it can be. That is your goal and it is ours.

There is nothing more enjoyable than for us to see your smile as you hold that first copy of your manuscript in book form.

Your Mentorship Prize will include:

Initial Discussion: You will have a one-to-one discussion (online or in person) so that you and Ann can determine where you are in the writing process. From this Ann will create a Mentoring Programme geared to suit your specific writing requirements.

Story Drafting: Having started writing your novel, you and Ann will read and assess your work. She will offer you the appropriate advice to aid you in strengthening and developing your story and manuscript in order to make it presentable to an agent or publisher.

Feedback/Discussions: There will be regular discussions and updates on the progress of your writing and you will be able to contact Ann at any time if you have any specific enquiries or if you are in need of special assistance.

Resources: You and Ann will automatically register your email for the Mentoring Writers Resource which will benefit you through receipt of informational sheets; Ann's Newsletter which offers regular updates of what is happening in the writing world and link you to her accounts where you can upload your work.

Review/Edit: When you have edited your manuscript and feel it is ready, Ann will review it, make any amendments before offering it to Beta readers for additional review. Once their comments are received, she will do a final review and edit prior to publication. (Please note depending on the method of publication some Publishers may still want the work re-edited).

Agents/Publishers: Please be aware that Mentoring Writers and Ann Brady do not guarantee assistance with the writer gaining access to an Agent or Publisher. However, Ann will advise and aid you in the process of submission, synopsis writing, and the search for an appropriate publisher (traditional or Indie). In some cases, she may (but cannot guarantee) to arrange publishing services.

Writing Mentorship Prize Value: £2,500 and £3,000

Ann Brady Writing Mentorship Prize