with Adele Annesi


This innovative, one-on-one program combines personalized instruction in the craft and art of fiction with inspiration toward your writing goals. Based on the mentoring segment of the MFA in creative writing, the program provides support for your project and you as a writer from a writing professional who understands publishing and the writing life.


​Here’s how it works… Every week and a half you’ll email one submission of up to 10 pages of short or long-form fiction in Word.doc or .docx format. You’ll receive your commented pages back within one week, unless otherwise noted, with feedback in the form of line editing, comments and queries, and an overview of the pages with particulars on craft elements. The program is suitable for literary, upmarket, and genre fiction.


Also included/planned are:​

• THREE (3) ZOOM MEETS: The first occurs at the start of the program to discuss your project and goals. The second occurs around the program midpoint to review any questions or considerations. The last occurs at the program close to answer the remaining questions and plan the next steps.

• READINGS: With each commented submission, the mentor will include suggested readings on craft elements that need further development.

• RESOURCES: Handouts on craft and writing resources, a bibliography tailored to your needs and project, a checklist that defines key craft elements, and questions to consider for each element.

• A GOAL: Up to 40 pages of new and/or revised work.​


Writing Sample:

A two-page writing sample is required for acceptance into the program.





Intermediate to Advanced


ZOOM and via email


Eight weeks


Rolling admissions year-round


Program begins with the mentor and writer’s first ZOOM meeting

Eight weeks after start date


$595 introductory rate


For more information, call (203) 227-3250 or email info@WestportWriters.org.


Mentoring Program for Intermediate to Advanced Fiction

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