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Round 2 Dates & Updated Rules

The round 2 submission window will be April 13-23, 2017.

 

 

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Genre Trends from Round 1

What trends did mentors see in contemporary, fantasy and sci-fi during round 1?

 

 

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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 2 submissions are now closed. Mentees will be chosen in May.

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.

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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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ROUND 2 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

SARAH AHIERS
@SarahAhiers
Agent: Mollie Glick

ASSASSIN'S HEART (HarperTeen)
2016 Debut

THIEF'S CUNNING (HarperTeen)
June 2017

GENRES
MG & YA fantasy, contemporary, horror, mystery, thriller, romance

JC DAVIS
@JCDavisAuthor
Agent: Mandy Hubbard

CHEESUS WAS HERE (Sky Pony Press)
April 11, 2017

GENRES
MG mystery, paranormal, fantasy, light horror/sci-fi, animal stories, retellings, contemporary,

LAUREN KARCZ
@laurenkarcz
Agent: Victoria Marini

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

GENRES
YA & MG contemporary/literary, LGBTQ

J. ALBERT MANN
@jenannmann
Agent: Kerry Sparks

SUNNY SWEET series (Bloomsbury)
SCAR (Calkins Creek)

GENRES
MG contemporary, historical

DARCEY ROSENBLATT
@darcey_r
Agent: Erin Murphy

LOST BOYS (Henry Holt)
August 2017

GENRES
YA & MG sci-fi or contemporary

ISABEL STERLING
@isasterling
Agent: Molly Jaffa

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA fantasy, space opera, thrillers, mysteries, high concept contemporary
MG fantasy, adventure, mystery

GAIL VILLANUEVA
@gaildvillanueva
Agent: Alyssa Eisner Henkin

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
MG magical realism, contemporary, literary, adventure, SF/F minus high fantasy, steampunk, historical, and historical fantasy

YOUNG ADULT

ISABELLE ADRID
@isabelleadrid
Agent: Kimberly Brower

IN REVISION

GENRES
YA contemporary, mystery, thriller, magical realism, romance

REBECCA BARROW
@RebeccaKBarrow
Agent: Jennifer Johnson-Blalock

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

GENRES
YA contemporary, speculative, LGBTQ

BREE BARTON
@BreeBartonYA
Agent: Brianne Johnson

RAGE OF A ROSE (Katherine Tegan)
2018

GENRES
YA fantasy, sci-fi, speculative

ALEXA DONNE
@alexadonne
Agent: Elana Roth-Parker

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA sci-fi, fantasy, historical, high concept contemporary

EMILY A. DUNCAN
@glitzandshadows
Agent: Thao Le

IN REVISION

GENRES
YA fantasy, historical fantasy, soft sci-fi, space operas

ANDREA ELLICKSON
@AndreaEllickson
Agent: Tricia Lawrence

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA contemporary, magical realism, urban fantasy

TESSA ELWOOD
@tessaelwood
Agent: Victoria Marini

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

GENRES
YA sci-fi, fantasy, speculative, romance

MARA FITZGERALD
@mara_fitzgerald
Agent: Beth Phelan

IN REVISION

GENRES
YA sci-fi, fantasy, speculative

TARA GOEDJEN
@TaraGoedjen
Agent: Catherine Drayton

THE BREATHLESS (Delacorte)
October 10, 2017

GENRES YA speculative, mystery, magical realism, soft sci-fi, high concept contemporary.

ADRIENNE KISNER
@AdrienneKisner
Agent: Catherine Drayton

DEAR RACHEL MADDOW (Feiwel & Friends)
2018

GENRES
YA contemporary, humor

JUDY LIN
@judyilin
Agent: Rachel Brooks

IN REVISION

GENRES
YA contemporary, contemporary fantasy, horror, thriller, paranormal

SAM McCLANAHAN
@SamMcclanahan25
Agent: Carlisle Webber

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA horror, fantasy, magical realism, retellings, fairy tales, light science fiction

LIZ PARKER
@lizparkerwrites
Agent: Rena Rossner

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA contemporary, magical realism, historical, fantasy

SHANNON PRICE
@spricewrites
Agent: Elana Roth-Parker

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA fantasy, high concept contemporary

SCOTT REINTGEN
@Scott_Thought
Agent: Kristin Nelson

NYXIA
(Crown BFYR)
September 12, 2017

GENRES
YA sci-fi, fantasy

AMINAH MAE SAFI
@aminahmae
Agent: Lauren MacLeod

NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR (Feiwel and Friends)
Spring/Summer 2018

GENRES
YA contemporary, fantasy, historical

CAITLIN SANGSTER
@caitsangster
Agent: Victoria Wells-Arms

LAST STAR BURNING (Simon Pulse)
October 10, 2017

GENRES
YA sci-fi, fantasy

CHELSEA SEDOTI
@chelseasedoti
Agent: Suzie Townsend

THE HUNDRED LIES OF LIZZIE LOVETT (Sourcebooks Fire)
January 3, 2017

GENRES
YA contemporary, speculative, mystery, historical

DAVID R. SLAYTON
@drslayton
Agent: Lane Heymont

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA sci-fi, fantasy

RACHEL SOMER
@rjsomer
Agent: Stephanie Thwaites

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA sci-fi, fantasy (high/epic), feat. neurodivergent characters

EMILY SUVADA
@emilysuvada
Agent: DongWon Song

THIS MORTAL COIL (Simon Pulse)
November 2017

GENRES
YA sci-fi

KATY UPPERMAN
@KatyUpperman
Agent: Victoria Marini

KISSING MAX HOLDEN (Swoon Reads/Macmillan)
August 1, 2017

GENRES
YA contemporary, romance, magical realism

KEVIN VAN WHYE
@kevin11vanwhye
Agent: Christopher Schelling

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA fantasy, sci-fi