Vanessa Gebbie *not currently accepting applications*

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*** Please note Vanessa is currently working with a mentee and is not accepting applications at this time ***

Vanessa came late to writing, and had her first book published at the age of 56. She is now author of two short story collections, two editions of a text book on the art of the short story (all the above with Salt Publishing) one novel (with Bloomsbury) and a poetry collection (with Pighog Press). She’s been writer in residence at Stockholm University, has run workshops for many organisations including New Writing South, Gladstone’s Library, London’s Spread the Word, the Vienna Writing School, and Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat, West Cork, Ireland. She’s won a few awards for both her fiction and her poetry, including a Bridport Prize and the Troubadour International Poetry Prize. She has mentoring experience.


  • Literary fiction
  • short fiction.


I’m offering to mentor a writer for three hours, whichever way it works best for us both – email, phone, or face to face, or a mix.


In person, by email, by telephone


Lewes, East Sussex