Susie Maguire

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*** Please note Susie is currently working with a mentee and so is not accepting applications***

Susie Maguire was an actor before she started to write, improvising comedy for stage, then on television, as performer and presenter. Some of her characters’ voices developed into dramatic and comedic monologues and became short stories on BBC Radio. Thirty have now been broadcast, including the trilogies I Got The Dog and Portrait, and some are included in her collections, The Short Hello and Furthermore. She’s also written two plays for Radio 4. As an editor, her four anthologies include the all-woman Little Black Dress. For the sake of preserving their viability – and her sanity – her various current projects are being kept up her copious sleeves… Susie is a regular Arvon tutor, and sees mentoring as a valuable way to enable writers to discover the essential stories they want to tell, irrespective of choice of literary form. She tweets as @WrathOfGod.


  • Fiction
  • Short stories.


Two to three hours of mentoring (email, or possibly in person if close to Edinburgh) including: discussion to establish aims, ‘listening’ and advising, reading and editorial suggestions on a maximum of 10,000 words, over a period of time to be agreed.


In person, by email, by telephone




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