Writing Classes & Coaching

Summer One-on-One Mentorship Conversations

In June and July 2021, I’ll be offering a limited number of one-hour, one-on-one mentorship conversations via Zoom.

As a mentor, I focus on three main areas: generative sparks to build on your strengths, revision suggestions to refine and develop your craft, and coaching to guide you as you prepare your writing for publication.

In addition to my own writing experience, I bring to mentoring relationships my background as a poetry teacher, writing group facilitator, journal and press editor, and judge for literary awards.

Although I am happy to work with anyone interested in developing their craft, I am especially excited by and experienced in working with writers of color and LGBTQIA+ poets.

Please send up to six pages of poetry to jp [at] jenniferperrine.org at least 3 days prior to our meeting time. We’ll discuss these poems and any questions you have about writing, revision, editing, and/or publishing when we meet.

Sign up for your spot here!

Fee of $100 must be paid prior to the meeting. Pay here.


Manuscript Consultations

I offer comprehensive written comments on poetry manuscripts, including suggestions for revisions and editing. Consultations on chapbook and book manuscripts also include recommendations for sequencing, titling the manuscript and its sections, and a holistic review of the manuscript’s strengths and areas that may need more attention prior to publication.

Manuscript length:

  • 1 Page – $25
  • 2 Pages – $40
  • 5-6 Pages – $85
  • Application Sample (10-12 Pages) – $170
  • Chapbook (24-36 Pages) – $320
  • Book (50-100 Pages) – $585

After you have submitted payment, please send your manuscript to jp [at] jenniferperrine.org. In the body of the email, please include a short paragraph describing anything you wish me to know in advance–for example, discoveries you’ve made in writing this piece, questions that you’ve already considered or are still trying to answer, and/or areas you’d like me to address in my comments.

To allow for multiple readings and close consideration of your work, responses typically take about a week for small sets of poems, up to two weeks for an application sample, and up to a month for chapbook and book manuscripts.

Sign up for manuscript consultations here.