Close this message

Claire Hennessy

Claire Hennessy - Editor

Dublin, Ireland

Writer, editor, YA & kidlit addict, tea drinker.

Overview

I'm a writer, editor, book reviewer and creative writing facilitator. I'm the author of twelve YA novels, work on children's & YA fiction for Penguin Random House Children's UK/Ireland, co-edit the Irish-based literary journal Banshee, review YA fiction for the Irish Times and other venues, and deliver creative writing workshops (mostly in Dublin but also across Ireland & the UK).
I'm available for: short story & essay critiques, manuscript critiques (esp YA, kidlit, women's fiction, literary fiction), developmental & structural editing for novels (esp YA, kidlit etc), query letter/submission package critiques, etc.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Anthologies Children's - Middle Grade Literature Short Story Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • BA History & English Literature
  • MPhil Popular Literature
  • MPhil Creative Writing

Work experience

Co-founder, co-editor

Banshee
January, 2015 – Present (about 3 years)

Irish-based literary journal. I work as one of three editors assessing open submissions & providing editorial feedback on accepted work (including short stories, flash fiction, essays & poetry).

Editor

Penguin Ireland/PRH Ireland
October, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

I work as an editor with Penguin Random House Ireland/PRH Children's UK, assessing manuscripts for children and YA.

Co-founder, co-director, facilitator

Big Smoke Writing Factory
August, 2009 – Present (over 8 years)

I'm co-founder and co-director at the Big Smoke Writing Factory, a creative writing school in Dublin that offers various workshops and courses to beginning and developing writers. In particular, I offer workshops in: novel writing, children's & YA fiction, and publishing. I also provide manuscript critiques, structural/developmental edits and query letter/submission package critiques.

Share this profile :)

It's time to tell the world about this Reedsy profile!

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 700+ profiles.

5a32d3e3db036dde07efac6325d6c1f962e0f90b

Ben Way

More than 24 years' experience on fiction and non-fiction titles as an editor, developer, writer and proofer – eBooks, online and in print.

England, United Kingdom

526228dcde9ae06c4ca08ea7d50b3b91f6f75f04

Fraser Crichton

I’m an experienced editor and copywriter based in Edinburgh specialising in crime and mystery, literary fiction and sport.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

To view 700+ more profiles, Join Reedsy

To view 700+ more profiles, Join Reedsy