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

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What is Author Mentor Match?

Author Mentor Match pairs unagented, aspiring YA and MG writers with mentors to help them with their manuscripts and guide them through the publishing process.

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 4 submissions will open March 16 and close March 21, 2018. Mentees will be announced April 6, 2018.

Our Mentors

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. We are excited to give back to the community and help you polish your manuscript, craft the perfect pitch/query, and take your writing career to the next level.

Check out some of the books by mentors past & present

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.

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NEWS & UPDATES

AMM Round 4 Mentor Picks Announcement!

We are pleased to announce the official mentor selections for Author Mentor Match Round 4! 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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Mentee Critique Giveaway Winners (R4)

After an extension, the deadline for the AMM Mentee Critique Giveaway closed on Saturday, March 3, and we received over 100 entries! All of us are blown away and excited for this round of Author Mentor Match. Even before we had so many enter, our current...

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Round 4 Mentor Announcement

We are pleased to announced the roster of mentors for Author Mentor Match Round 4! Complete mentor profiles will be up on the AMM website in the next week, so you can browse and select to whom you will apply when Round 4 submissions open March 16. (Updated...

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ROUND 4 MENTORS

You can apply to up to four mentors. Below you'll find an overview of each mentor's preferred genres, but will find additional interests and wishes in their profiles. Just click their picture for more info. Have a question for a mentor? Ask directly on Twitter!

MIDDLE GRADE OR YOUNG ADULT

PAIGE COBER
@paigemco
Agent: Amy Elizabeth Bishop (Dystel, Goderich & Bourret)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA & MG Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

HEATHER KASSNER
@HeatherKassner
Agent: Suzie Townsend (New Leaf)

THE BONE GARDEN (Holt/Macmillan)
Spring 2019

GENRES
YA & MG Fantasy, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

JAMIE KRAKOVER
@Rockets2Writing
Agent: Kira Watson (Emma Sweeney)

IN REVISION

GENRES
YA & MG Fantasy, Sci-Fi, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Paranormal

DANA MELE
@msdanamele
Agent: Andrea Somberg (Harvey Klinger)

PEOPLE LIKE US (Putnam)
February 27, 2018

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Horror

SAADIA FARUQI
@saadiafaruqi
Agent: Kari Sutherland (Bradford Literary)

MEET YASMIN (Capstone)
August 1, 2018

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Historical,  #ownvoices

BEN GUTERSON
@ben_guterson
Agent: Rena Rossner (Deborah Harris)

WINTERHOUSE (Holt/Macmillan)
January 2, 2018

GENRES
MG Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

TAE KELLER
@taekeller
Agent: Sarah Davies

THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS (Random House)
March 6, 2018

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

JOSH SIMON LEVY
@JoshuaSLevy
Agent: Elana Roth Parker

SEVENTH GRADE VS. THE GALAXY (Carolrhoda/Lerner)
2019

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism

SARAH KAPIT
@SarahKapit
Agent: Jennifer Udden (Barry Goldblatt)

IN REVISION

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, #ownvoices, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

BETH TURLEY
@beth_turley
Agent: Zoe Sandler (ICM Partners)

IF THIS WERE A STORY (Simon & Schuster)
August 28, 2018

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Literary/ Verse

YOUNG ADULT

REBECCA BARROW
@RebeccaKBarrow
Agent: Suzie Townsend (New Leaf)

YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU (HarperTeen)
August 29, 2017

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

SADIE BLACH
@sadieblach
Agent: Lindsay Mealing (Emerald City Literary)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance

JENNIEKE COHEN
@JennikaCohen
Agent: Jennifer Unter

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, Romance

AMELIA DIANE COOMBS
@sincerelyamelia
Agent: Jennie Kendrick

IN REVISION

GENRES
Contemporary, #ownvoices, Romance

EMILY A. DUNCAN
@glitzandshadows
Agent: Thao Le (Sandra Dijkstra)

SOMETHING DARK AND HOLY (Wednesday Books/Macmillan)
2019

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, LGBTQIA, Horror

JULIA EMBER
@jules_chronicle
Agent: Eric Smith (PS Literary)

THE SEAFARER'S KISS/THE NAVIGATOR'S TOUCH (Interlude/Duet)
2017 & 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

SAM B. FARKAS
@SamBFarkas
Agent: Patricia Nelson

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

AMANDA FOODY
@AmandaFoody
Agent: Brianne Johnson

DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY / ACE OF SHADES (Harlequin TEEN/Harper Collins)
2017 & 2018

GENRES
Fantasy, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices*, LGBTQIA*, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

CASSANDRA FRANCES
@Cass_Frances_
Agent: Hillary Jacobson

IN REVISION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

KATI GARDNER
@AuthorKati
Agent: Eric Smith

BRAVE ENOUGH (Flux)
2018

GENRES
Contemporary, #ownvoices, Romance

S. GONZALES
@sgonzalesauthor
Agent: Moe Ferrara

THE LAW OF INERTIA/ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED (Amberjack Publishing/Macmillan)
2018 & 2019

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

ERIN HAHN
@writer_ep_hahn
Agent: Kate McKean

YOU’D BE MINE (Wednesday Books/Macmillan)
2019

GENRES
Contemporary, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

CHRISTINE LYNN HERMAN
@christineexists
Agent: Kelly Sonnack

THE DEVOURING GRAY (Disney-Hyperion)
2019

GENRES
Fantasy, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

ALEXANDRA HIGGINS
@alexhiggins0407
Agent: Kiana Nguyen

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

LORA BETH JOHNSON
@LoraBethWrites
Agent: Victoria Marini

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi

KALYN JOSEPHSON
@kalynjosephson
Agent: Carrie Pestritto

THE STORM CROW (SourcebooksFire)
2019

GENRES
Fantasy, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

JENNIFER LANE
@JennyJanuary
Agent: Katie Shea Boutillier

IN REVISION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

JUDY LIN
@judyilin
Agent: Rachel Brooks

IN REVISION

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

JAIME OLIN
@jkolin27
Agent: Jordan Hamessley

IN REVISION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

REBECCA PHILLIPS
@RebeccaWritesYA
Agent: Eric Smith

FAKING PERFECT / ANY OTHER GIRL (Kensington), THESE THINGS I’VE DONE / THE GIRL YOU THOUGHT I WAS (HarperTeen)
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Romance

RORY POWER
@itsrorypower
Agent: Kim Witherspoon

WILDERGIRLS (Delacorte)
2019

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Speculative

JAIME QUESTELL
@jaimequestell
Agent: Patricia Nelson

BY A CHARM AND A CURSE (Entangled Teen)
2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Urban/Contemporary, Fantasy, Horror

JULIA LYNN RUBIN
@julialynnrubin
Agent: Saritza Hernandez

BURRO HILLS (Diversion Books)
2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Horror

EMILY SKRUTSKIE
@skrutskie
Agent: Thao Le

THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US / THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS (Flux), HULLMETAL GIRLS (Delacorte)
2016, 2017, 2018

GENRES
Sci-Fi, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

KIM SMEJKAL
@kimsmejkal
Agent: Daniel Lazar

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

TIANA SMITH
@tiana_smith
Agent: Eric Smith

MATCH ME IF YOU CAN (Swoon Reads/Macmillan)
2019

GENRES
Contemporary, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Romance

MAGGIE SOARES
@MaggieSoaresRex
Agent: Erica Bauman

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance

EMMA THERIAULT
@eltheriault
Agent: Suzie Townsend

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

ROSIEE THOR
@RosieeThor
Agent: Saba Sulaiman

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

KEVIN VAN WHYE
@kevin11vanwhye
Agent: Christopher Schelling

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

DEEBA ZARGARPUR
@deebazargarpur
Agent: Elana Roth Parker

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

JODIE LYNN ZDROK
@jlzdrok
Agent: Ginger Clark

SPECTACLE / EXPOSITION (Tor Teen)
2019 & 2020

GENRES
Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, ghost stories