SPECIFIC GUIDELINES AND COSTS:A Month ONE ON ONE Mentorship costs just $1,000.  This is much cheaper than a writers conference or a writing program.  Pay one fee only.  There are no hidden costs. Fee refundable if mentor fails to fulfill his/her contract.  A wonderful credit to have for your resume or vita. 
Poetry/Poetry in Translation Mentorships:  Submit two poems (50 line limit) by email per week to your mentor, and your mentor will close read them, making extensive written critical comments and suggestions, then email you twice a week with these comments and to discuss your work.   Submissions must be in 12 point font.    

Short Story Mentorships:  Submit one full-length short story (up to 5000 words) or four flash fiction pieces (1-2 pages double-spaced) via email for the month mentorship.  Your mentor will close read your story, then make extensive critical comments and suggestions via email twice each week.  You may ask questions about any critical response.  Submissions must be in 12 point font.  
Memoir and Essay Mentorships:  At the end of each mentorship, students will receive Certificates of Completion signed by their mentors.  :  Submit one full-length memoir or one essay (up to 5000 words) via email for the month mentorship.  Your mentor will close read your submission, then make extensive written critical comments and suggestions  via email twice each week on your essay or memoir.  You may ask questions about any critical response.  Submissions must be in 12 point font.

A Six Week In-depth ONE ON ONE Interactive Manuscript Evaluation costs just $2,000 for up to a 250 page ms.  Pay one fee only.  There are no hidden costs.  Fee refundable if mentor fails to fulfill his/her contract. Novel ms.: This is a six week one-on-one evaluation session with Donley Watt.  Your mentor will read your novel ms.(up to 250 pages double-spaced), then email his/her critical comments and suggestions to you three times weekly.  His evaluation include extensive criticisms about character development, plot, dialogue, action, narrative and character arcs, etc.  You respond to criticisms with questions. The Poetry or Short Story Ms. Evaluation: This is a six week one-on-one evaluation session of an entire poetry ms. (120 double-spaced page limit) or a Short Story ms. (200 double-spaced page limit).  Your writer will read your ms., then email you three times weekly for six weeks to make extensive critical suggestions and help you revise your ms.  Poetry evaluations will include ordering the ms., suggestions to omit poems, discussions of image, lyric, and/or narrative arcs, suggestions for revision of specific poems, etc.  Short story evaluations will include ordering the ms., suggestions to omit or leave in specific stories, narrative arc, character development, suggestions for revision of specific stories, etc. You may respond with questions.
ONLINE/SKYPE WRITING  MENTORSHIPS AND     MANUSCRIPT  EVALUATIONS

  
Joy Harjo
Patricia Smith
Richard Jackson
Beth Alvarado
William Luvaas
Melissa Pritchard
Marilyn Kallet
William Pitt Root
Linda Hogan
Doug Anderson
TR Hummer
Pam Uschuk
Darlin' Neal
Sean Thomas Dougherty
Donley Watt
Meg Pokrass
Patricia Spears Jones