Author Mentor Match (AMM) pairs aspiring writers with completed manuscripts with experienced authors for mentorship. Currently we offer mentorships for middle grade, young adult, and adult manuscripts.

2020/2021 ROUND 8 SCHEDULE

November 2020: Mentors Chosen
December 2020: Mentor Profiles Live on AMM Website
January 11-14 2021: Mentee Submission Window Open

Time Left Before Round 8 Submissions Open








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 8 submissions will be open January 11-14 2021.


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



Round 8 Mentor Announcement

We are pleased to announced our lineup of mentors for Round 8! Full mentor profiles will be posted to the site in the coming weeks.MIDDLE GRADE MENTORSKat AbbottMary AverlingTracy BaduaCatherine Bakewell & Trisha Kelly (Team)Jennifer CamicciaN.E. (Nia)...

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AMM Round 7 Mentor Selections

We are pleased to announce the official mentor selections for Author Mentor Match Round 7! We received over 1,000 submissions, and truly there was so much talent in the inbox, it was so hard to choose. Congratulations to everyone selected. If you don’t see your...

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AMM Connect 2020

Author Mentor Match opens for submissions for Round 7 February 13, 2020, and mentees will be announced by the end of February. AMM is a mentoring program that matches unpublished YA, MG, and Adult writers with published or pre-published authors. Interested? Want to...

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