FOR ALL you can email me on email@example.com or dm me on twitter as my butler will send me the messages. (I am away from social media!)
If you are working on a first short story collection or a novel, then I have a spot for free mentoring between September and January. This is for someone who is low income who could not otherwise access mentoring (and I will also annotate your work, suggest edits and proof). It could be for you if you are feeling stuck, unseen or perhaps you are sending out the work and it is not being accepted? If you are sad, bereaved, recovering or managing chronic mental and physical health problems. My darlings, I know first-hand what that is like and how hard it is. I am also happy to look at what you are sending your work out with – such as your agent pitch and covering letter. We will aim to talk twice a month as well as looking at your work. Please note: this is not for MG or YA work and PLEASE consider if it is appropriate for you. That is, you really will engage with what is said even though you don’t readily agree? You might not, at the moment, be in a place where you can do that. x
Are you a James Joyce fan and would you like a copy of my last book, Saving Lucia, to celebrate this year’s Bloomsday on 16th June? The book is partly about Lucia, Joyce’s daughter, but importantly it is hugely influenced by Joyce’s work. Largely Finnegan’s Wake, but it is also shot through with Ulysses. I’d be glad to buy someone a little present. https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/saving-lucia,anna-vaught-9781910422564?term=saving+lucia
My next book, Famished, my first short story collection, is out with Influx Press this September, but you’ve got two fine books before me. Next up is Boy Parts by Eliza Clark https://www.influxpress.com/boy-parts and the press is selling this limited edition tote bag to celebrate its release. https://www.influxpress.com/shop/boy-parts-tote-bag Would you like one? Right. Well I am getting one for me, so I will get one for you too.
For a book or a tote bag, LOW INCOME ONLY please.