Author Mentor Match was co-founded in late 2016 by long-time critique partners and friends Heather Kaczynski and Alexa Donne. They met during CP Match-Ups on Miss Snark’s First Victim’s blog in 2013 and have been inseparable ever since. Finding it invaluable to have author friends–and guidance–from those further along in the publishing process, they decided to create an author mentoring match-making program, and thus AMM was born!

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 four 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.

More on How It Works

AMM MODERATION TEAM

ALEXA DONNE
@alexadonne

HEATHER KACZYNSKI
@HKaczynski

KAT CHO
@KatCho

LIZ PARKER
@LizParkerWrites

KEVIN VAN WHYE
@Kevin11vanWhye

EMILY DUNCAN
@glitzandshadows