Author Mentor Match (AMM) pairs aspiring writers with completed manuscripts with experienced authors for mentorship.


Round 7 submissions open February 2020! For the first time ever, AMM will expand to include adult genres with Round 7! More information coming soon.


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What is Author Mentor Match?


Author Mentor Match pairs unagented, aspiring writers with mentors to help them with their manuscripts and guide them through the publishing process. For the first time ever, AMM will expand to include adult genres with Round 7! More information coming soon.

AMM focuses on building lasting relationships. Mentors will help writers revise their manuscript before querying, give advice and tips on agents, and support through the process. 

Round 7 submissions will be open February 2020. Mentees will be announced by the end of February 2020.


Our Community


Every one of our mentors has gone through the process of revising their manuscript, researching agents, and done time in the query trenches. Our mentors are published, debuting, on submission or in revisions with their agents.

Our mentees past and present will become your writing family. AMM is proud of our vibrant community, as well as our many successes. We are honored to have helped dozens of mentees get top tier agents and book deals over the past three years.

Check out some of our Success Stories


How It Works


Mentees can apply to up to four possible mentors, submitting general information about themselves and their book via a submission form, then emailing their query, 1-2 page synopsis, and first three chapters or first 50 pages (whichever is longer) to us. The mentors will consider all mentee submissions carefully, potentially asking for more pages, before selecting someone to work with.

More on How It Works



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Round 7 & AMM Changes

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Round 6 Mentor Picks

We are pleased to announce the official mentor selections for Author Mentor Match Round 6! Like every round before, we had so much talent in the inbox, and it was so hard to choose. Congratulations to everyone selected. If you don’t see your name/book on...

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