The mini-mentoring service we offer is an extended form of review and appraisal on short pieces of prose and poetry. Here's how it works:


  1. You send us your work by email and we send it to the tutor.

  2. Our tutor sends you their feedback.

  3. You reflect on their comments and make amendments to your work as you see fit. You then send it back to the tutor.

  4. The tutor goes through your work again and returns it to you.

  5. You then arrange a half hour one-to-one Zoom session together to discuss your work and for you to ask any questions.


This service is £75 for up to 2000 words of prose (short story or article) or 60 lines of poetry.



Esther Chilton is the tutor for prose and Mandy Pannett is the tutor for poetry

Mini-Mentoring Tutors

Esther Chilton

Esther has a social science degree specialising in psychology and sociology. Writing was always a passion and since joining The Writers Bureau as a student many years ago, Esther hasn’t looked back. She now writes and tutors full-time. Esther has written for numerous writing magazines and had articles published in a broad range of publications including Prima, Your Cat, Lifeinfo and Collect It! to name a few. She has many short story competition wins to her credit and has also enjoyed judging competitions including Writer’s Forum’s monthly competition. Her fiction stories have appeared in The People’s Friend, My Weekly, Your Cat and Independent Newspapers, as well as teenage and children’s publications

Mandy Pannett

Mandy Pannett works freelance as a creative writing tutor. She is the author of six poetry collections and two novellas. She is a book reviewer for several publications and for five years was an editor for Sentinel Literary Quarterly. She has acted as an adjudicator for national competitions and won prizes and been placed herself in several others.

Mandy is currently working on a music/poetry/ film collaboration which will be performed at various venues later in the year.