Our mentors

Writers Victoria works with a team of authors, editors and writing tutors to make sure you are matched with an expert in your genre. 

Amra Pajalic

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Available 

Specialises in:

  • Young adult fiction
  • Adult fiction
  • Memoir
  • Romance
  • Funding applications
  • Short story

For more information about Amra, read her bio.

Andrew Nette

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Available 

Specialises in:

  • Long and short form crime fiction
  • True crime
  • Non fiction work relating to cinema and popular culture 

For more information about Andrew, read his bio.

Antoinette Holm

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Genre fiction (speculative, science fiction, romance, crime, thriller)
  • Literature/general fiction
  • Young adult
  • Biography (memoir, auto-biography)
  • Narrative non-fiction
  • History
  • Short stories

For more information about Antoinette, read her bio.

Chaille Bos

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Available 

Specialises in:

  • Genre fiction (speculative, romance, crime, thriller) 
  • Narrative Nonfiction

For more information about Chaille, read her bio.

Chelsea Cassio

Chelsea Cassio

Available 

Specialises in: 

  • Screenwriting (TV and film)
  • Playwriting

For more information about Chelsea, read her bio.

Claire Gaskin

Claire Gaskin

Specialises in:

  • Poetry
  • Short stories

For more information about Claire, read her bio

Demet Divaroren

Demet Divaroren sitting under a tree

Available

Specialises in:

  • Young Adult fiction
  • Short stories
  • General fiction
  • Memoir and personal essays
  • Gothic fantasy

For more information about Demet, read her bio

Earl Livings

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Not Available

Specialises in:

  • Poetry
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy

For more information about Earl, read his bio.

Eliza Henry-Jones

Not Available

Specialises in:

  • Literary Fiction
  • Commercial Fiction
  • Short Stories
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Trauma Fiction 
  • Memoir

For more information about Eliza, read her bio

Ellena Savage

Available

Specialises in: 

  • Essays
  • Creative nonfiction

For more information about Ellena, read her bio.

Eloise Grills

Available 

Specialises in: 

  • Memoir
  • Essays (including visual and illustrated essays)
  • Poetry
  • Comics

For more information about Eloise, read her bio.

Euan Mitchell

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Story design (all genres of novel and memoir)
  • Young adult fiction (contemporary realism focus)
  • Novel (commercial adult fiction)
  • Memoir
  • Non-fiction (educational focus)
  • Short story (all genres)

For more information about Euan, read his bio.

Hoa Pham

Hoa Pham smiling

Available

Specialises in:

  • Adult and Young Adult fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Magic realism
  • Short stories

For more information about Hoa, read her bio.

Jackey Coyle

Jackey Coyle in front of a wall

Not Available until September

Specialises in:

  • Freelancing
  • Editing
  • Fiction
  • Business writing
  • Memoir

For more information about Jackey, read her bio

Jinghua Qian

Available

Specialises in: 

  • Essays
  • Journalism (print, digital, TV and radio/podcasting)
  • Screenwriting
  • Poetry
  • Memoir
  • Travel writing
  • Biography

For more information about Jinghua, read eir bio.

Jock Serong

Available 

Specialises in:

  • Fiction
  • Crime, Mystery
  • Historical Fiction 
  • Travel

For more about Jock, read his bio.

 

Jodi McAlister

Not available

Specialises in:

  • Young Adult fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Romance

For more information about Jodi, read her bio.

Josiane Behmoiras

Josiane Behmoiras

Available 

Specialises in:

  • Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Biography

For more information about Josiane, read her bio.

Please note that Josiane mentors through video link only.

Karen Andrews

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Specialises in:

  • Blogging
  • Poetry
  • Fiction

For more information about Karen, read her bio.

Kate Ryan

Available

Specialises in:

  • General fiction
  • Short stories
  • Non fiction
  • Memoir
  • Young adult and children's fiction

For more information about Kate, read her bio

Koraly Dimitriadis

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Poetry
  • Personal opinion journalism

For more information about Koraly, read her bio.

Laurent Boulanger

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Literary fiction
  • Crime fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Scriptwriting
  • Script adaptation
  • Journalism

For more information about Laurent, read his bio.

Laurie Steed

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Short stories
  • Short fiction collections
  • Novels

For more information about Laurie, read his bio.

Lyndel Caffrey

Lyndel Caffrey

Not available

Specialises in:

  • Memoir and biography
  • Family history
  • General fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Short story
  • Poetry
  • Crime and mystery
  • Self-help

For more information about Lyndel, read her bio. 

Marisa Wikramanayake

Marisa Wikramanayake

Available

Specialises in:

  • Journalism - politics, business, news, features, science
  • Science fiction, speculative fiction
  • Crime fiction
  • Literary fiction
  • Short stories
  • Romance fiction
  • Narrative non-fiction
  • Freelancing
  • Working rights and conditions
  • Editing

For more information about Marisa, read her bio

Maryrose Cuskelly

Available after September

Specialises in:

  • General adult fiction
  • Literary non-fiction
  • Memoir

For more information about Maryrose, read her bio.

Rachel Ang

Available from October

Specialises in: 

  • Comics
  • Graphic novels
  • Essays (including visual and illustrated essays)

For more information about Rachel, read their bio

Roz Bellamy

Available after November

Specialises in:

  • Memoir
  • Personal essays
  • Queer narratives 
  • Editing
  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism

For more information about Roz, read their bio.

Spiri Tsintziras

Available

Specialises in:

  • Memoir
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Food 
  • Travel
  • Can also help with time management if appropriate

For more information about Spiri, read her bio.

Sonya Voumard

Available

Specialises in:

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Biography
  • Family History
  • Short Story 

For more information about Sonya, read her bio...