Mentorships & Manuscript Evaluations

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

Choose from two types of mentorship:

The Four Month Mentorship: intended for a writer working on a first draft or a manuscript that is not yet complete.

The Individually Tailored Mentorship: intended for a writer with a complete manuscript. Ashley will work with you to focus in on specific revisions. Central concerns typically include the management of character, dialogue, structure, theme and plot.

Please see below for more details.


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 and your goal to complete your manuscript.

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%.


The Individually Tailored Mentorship Program is designed specifically for you and your project in consultation with Ashley; we will work together to determine what course of action and guidance will best serve the work and your process. Please e-mail to inquire. 

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


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. Please email to register.  

Fall 2019: September-December (FULL)

Spring 2020: January-April (spaces available)

Summer 2020: May-August (spaces available)