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

ROUND 3 SUBMISSIONS OPEN OCTOBER 19-24

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What is Author Mentor Match?

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

There’s no contest aspect–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 3 submissions will open October 19 and close October 24.

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 three possible mentors, submitting general information about themselves and their book via a submission form, then emailing their query and first ten pages 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 Mentee Critique Giveaway

If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in entering Round 3 of Author Mentor Match this fall. Great news: Not only is this an awesome opportunity to get mentorship from an agented, published or pre-published writer, but if you’re selected you also get to be...

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Round 2 Mentor Picks

The moment has finally come to announce the round 2 AMM mentee picks! Things are organized into three main tables: YA mentor picks, MG/YA mentor picks, and co-mentoring/additional picks. There's no difference between being a co-mentored/additional pick and being in...

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Announcement: AMM Round 2 Dates & Details

Submission Dates & Rules Submissions will be open April 13-23. Per our submission guidelines, you must complete both a submission information form AND email your query + 10 pages to AMM to be considered. You may submit to up to four mentors. They may request a...

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ROUND 3 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. Have a question for a mentor? Ask directly on Twitter!

MIDDLE GRADE & YOUNG ADULT

RYAN DOUGLASS
@ryandouglassw
Agent: Rena Rossner (Deborah Harris)

ON SUBMISSION

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

SEAN EASLEY
@AuthorEasley
Agent: Erin Young (Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret)

THE HOTEL BETWEEN (Simon & Schuster)
2018

GENRES
YA & MG Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror, Adventure

LAUREN KARCZ
@laurenkarcz
Agent: Victoria Marini (Irene Goodman)

THE GALLERY OF UNFINISHED GIRLS (HarperTeen)
July 25, 2017

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance

J. ALBERT MANN
@jenannmann
Agent: Kerry Sparks (Levine Greenberg Rostan)

SUNNY SWEET series (Bloomsbury)
SCAR (Calkins Creek)

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Historical, #ownvoices

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

DARCEY ROSENBLATT
@darcey_r
Agent: Erin Murphy (Erin Murphy)

LOST BOYS (Henry Holt)
August 2017

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

MELISSA SARNO
@melissasarno
Agent: Rebecca Stead (The Book Group)

JUST UNDER THE CLOUDS (Knopf)
June 5, 2018

GENRES
MG Contemporary, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

KEVIN SAVOIE
@KevinTheWriter
Agent: Rena Rossner (Deborah Harris)

ON SUBMISSION

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

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

IF THIS WERE A STORY (Simon & Schuster)
Fall 2018

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

GAIL VILLANUEVA
@gaildvillanueva
Agent: Alyssa Eisner Henkin (Trident)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Literary

YOUNG ADULT

REBECCA BARROW
@RebeccaKBarrow
Agent: Jennifer Johnson-Blalock (Liza Dawson)

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

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

SOPHIE CAMERON
@toomanysophies
Agent: Hellie Ogden (Janklow & Nesbit UK)

OUT OF THE BLUE (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)
Spring 2018

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

KIM CHANCE
@_KimChance
Agent: Caitlen Rubino-Bradway (LKG Agency)

KEEPER (Flux)
January 30, 2018

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

JULEAH del ROSARIO
@juleahwrites
Agent: Brent Taylor (Triada US)

500 WORDS OR LESS (Simon Pulse)
Fall 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, #ownvoices, Romance, Verse Novel

ALEXA DONNE
@alexadonne
Agent: Elana Roth-Parker (Laura Dail)

BRIGHTLY BURNING (HMH Teen)
May 1, 2018

GENRES
Sci-Fi, Romance

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

SOMETHING DARK AND HOLY (Wednesday Books/Macmillan)
2019

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, LGBTQIA, Horror

ANDREA ELLICKSON
@AndreaEllickson
Agent: Tricia Lawrence (Erin Murphy)

ON SUBMISSION

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

TESSA ELWOOD
@tessaelwood
Agent: Victoria Marini (Irene Goodman)

SPLIT THE SUN (Running Press/Hachette)
2016
INHERIT THE STARS (Running Press/Hachette)
2015

GENRES
YA sci-fi, fantasy, speculative, romance

REBEKAH FAUBION
@rffaubion
Agent: Clare Wallace (Darley Anderson UK)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Horror

ADRIANNE FINLAY
@AdrianneFinlay
Agent: Adam Schear (DeFiore and Co.)

YOUR ONE AND ONLY (HMH Teen)
February 6, 2018

GENRES
Sci-Fi, Horror

SAM McCLANAHAN
@SamMcclanahan25
Agent: Carlisle Webber (Fuse Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural/Paranormal and Mythology

MAURA MILAN
@mauramilan
Agent: Seth Fishman (Gernert Company)

IGNITE THE STARS (Albert Whitman)
Fall 2018

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, #ownvoices, Speculative

JAIME OLIN
@jkolin27
Agent: Mallory Brown (TriadaUS)

ON SUBMISSION

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

LIZ PARKER
@lizparkerwrites
Agent: Rena Rossner (Deborah Harris)

ON SUBMISSION

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

KAITLYN SAGE PATTERSON
@verykaitlynsage
Agent: Brent Taylor (Triada)

THE DIMINISHED (HarlequinTEEN)
April 10, 2018

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

FARRAH PENN
@FarrahPenn
Agent: Suzie Townsend (New Leaf)

12 STEPS TO NORMAL (Jimmy Patterson/Little, Brown)
March 13, 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, LGBTQIA, Romance

JULIA LYNN RUBIN
@julialynnrubin
Agent: Saritza Hernandez (Corvisiero Literary)

BURRO HILLS (Diversion Books)
March 20, 2018

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

JESSICA RUBINKOWSKI
@JessRubinkowski
Agent: Sarah Landis (Sterling Lord)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Horror

BRENDA RUFENER
@BrendaKRufener
Agent: Melissa Edwards (Stonesong)

WHERE I LIVE (HarperTeen)
February 27, 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller

REBECCA SCHAEFFER
@rrschaeffer
Agent: Suzie Townsend (New Leaf)

NOT EVEN BONES (HMH Teen)
Fall 2018

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

AUSTIN SIEGEMUND-BROKA & EMILY WIBBERLEY
@ASiegemundBroka & @Wibbs_Ink
Agent: Katie Shea Boutillier (Donald Maas)

ALWAYS NEVER YOURS (Speak/Penguin Random House)
May 22, 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance

KIM SMEJKAL
@kimsmejkal
Agent: Daniel Lazar (Writers House)

IN REVISION

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

SWATI TEERDHALA
@swatiteerdhala
Agent: Kristin Nelson (Nelson Literary)

IN REVISION

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

EMMA THERIAULT
@eltheriault
Agent: Suzie Townsend (New Leaf)

ON SUBMISSION

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

ROSIEE THOR
@rosieethor
Agent: Saba Sulaiman (Talcott Notch)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

KEVIN VAN WHYE
@kevin11vanwhye
Agent: Christopher Schelling (Selectric Artists)

ON SUBMISSION

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