We each have stories to tell.

Plus, our own unique ways of telling them. That’s why we personalize each mentorship at Society of Young Inklings. Our mentors are professional writers, storytellers, and illustrators who help students understand how they think, learn, and best achieve momentum. Our mentorships are designed for writers ages 8+ who are ready for a challenge.

What’s Your Writing Goal?

Would you like to draft a novel? Shape a collection of short stories? Experiment with poetry? Mentor with a professional on a passion project. Through the process, build a writerly skill set that will serve you in your creative writing, your academic writing, and beyond.

 Whether you’d like to meet one-on-one, in a small group, or for a long-term publishing project, we have mentorship options to fit your needs. We offer our mentorships via video conferencing, so no matter where you live, our professional writers are in your neighborhood. Click on the links below to expand and learn more about each program..

Custom Writing Mentorships

Together with their mentors, young writers develop a customized set of strategies and tools so that reaching their writing goals is both practical and fun. Custom writing mentorships are done 1-on-1 or in small groups. Our mentors help you:

  •    set a specific goal
  •    challenge yourself to build new skills
  •    stay motivated and track your progress
  •    develop creative and critical thinking strategies
  •    blast through blocks
  •    laugh and enjoy yourself along the way

Prices start at $125 per session for one-on-one mentorships.


Our mentorship program is now closed for enrollment. We will reopen in Fall 2022.
Add your name to the waitlist here.

Writing Personal Essays - Tap Into Your Unique Voice

We’ve shaped ten years of essay mentorship into a learning experience that will take your work to the next level. Over the course of six sessions, you’ll mentor with a professional, who will help you focus on your essay topics, and identify your strengths and opportunities for growth. In between sessions, our video support material will guide you through activities to practice and apply all that you’re learning.

Writers will come away with:

  • Confidence and perspective about their unique strengths
  • Practical skills and strategies to make future essay writing more streamlined and effective
  • The can-do optimism that comes from successfully meeting a challenge head-on

Tuition for six 45-minute sessions plus the course is $599.

Our mentorship program is now closed for enrollment.
Add your name to the waitlist here.

Revision-Based Publishing Mentorships

Why revise? For authors, the goal is to create an experience for the reader, and that’s why we pair our revision mentorships with the exciting goal of a published book.

Publish your debut book in our Fresh Ink Publishing Program. In this program, writers will work side-by-side with a mentor, and learn the art of full novel revision. Once the 12 session revision process is complete, we will support you through layout and publishing.

Once you’ve published through our Fresh Ink Publishing Program, what’s next? Level up with Your Name in Ink Publishing Program, in which you’ll have 6 – 9 months to work through a deep-dive revision in an editorial process that mirrors the experience working with a traditional publisher, while maintaining what you’ve come to expect from Society of Young Inklings–our commitment to your learning and growth as the top priority.


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H A V E   Q U E S T I O N S ?

Contact us at info@younginklings.org

Spark your creativity!

Subscribe to our monthly Ink Splat for an exclusive author interview, a writing challenge, and other fun (and free!) goodies, curated especially for youth writers.

As a bonus gift, we’ll send you an Inklings Starter Kit packed with creativity-sparking fun.