Mentorships & Manuscript Evaluations

Ashley offers private manuscript evaluations and mentorship for your work in progress.

The four-month mentorship program offers firm deadlines to keep you producing, specific feedback on your work, and focused guidance to support you in your development as a writer.

Genres Accepted: short-fiction; middle-grade fiction; young-adult fiction; literary fiction; memoir

How it Works: Each month you submit a portion of your manuscript via e-mail (up to 5,000 words, for a total of 20,000 words over the course of the four-month mentorship).  Ashley provides detailed notes on each submission that include specific elements of craft and suggestions for improvement as well as a recommended reading list specific to your project. You will receive Ashley’s comments on your submission in hard copy (by mail) within two weeks of submitting. The mentorship includes two (optional) 30-minute telephone/Skype conversations focused on your work. You may submit from anywhere in the world as long as you can provide a mailing address.

Investment: $850

Participants will have the option of booking a second term at a discount of 10%.

Please Note: After you send your first submission the fee will not be reimbursed in whole or in part. Please be sure you can commit to the mentorship program upon registering.

Registration is now open for upcoming mentorships. Ashley’s schedule fills up months in advance so register early to avoid disappointment. Please email to register.  


Summer 2018: May-August (FULL)

Fall 2018: September-December (spaces available)


Ashley may also be able to consult with you on shorter pieces.

Rates: $125 for first 10 pages + $2 per page thereafter.

Please email to inquire.