Now updated for Round 2!
Mentees should be unagented authors with complete, polished YA (young adult) and MG (middle grade) manuscripts. All mentors write YA or MG and currently AMM is exclusively focusing on YA & MG manuscripts.
Some time in April (exact dates TBD), we will open to submissions. Mentees can choose up to four mentors to submit to. The submission window will be open for approximately 10 days.
Each mentor will provide, at minimum, 1 full manuscript review and 1 query pass, but many of our mentors will be able to offer more, including agent list cultivation, querying, navigating agent offers, submission and more.
Mentees will fill out an application (available in April), detailing their background, writing interests and aspirations, and which mentors they would like to submit to.
Then, mentees should submit a query and the 1st ten pages of their manuscript to the AMM email.
Incomplete applications will not be considered: you must both fill out the form AND email your query/pages.
Matches will be announced in late May or early June, and from that point, the mentor/mentee pairs are free to establish the parameters of their relationship.
There is no time limit or rules; each mentor and mentee will determine the best steps to be taken with the manuscript, query process, etc.
There will be no agent round, or contest aspect. Mentors may share strong applications that aren’t a fit for them, but may fit another mentor.