Mentor

Seeking: Agented & Published/Pre-Published Authors

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

AMM mentors are YA or MG authors who are either agented and/or a have a book deal (or book out).

If you are agented but do not yet have a book deal, we prefer authors who are well-versed in the publishing process, including revision, querying, submission (generally or from personal experience), the market, etc.

If you have a book deal/are published, we prefer authors with traditional deals made through an agent or a book packager, who also are well-versed in various aspects of the publishing process.

These parameters are to best guide aspiring writers who aim to secure agents and pursue traditional publishing, including and especially deals with the Big Five and other major small/mid-sized publishers.

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE INVOLVED?

We will confirm Round 5 mentors by early August (so there is still time to apply!). AMM R5 mentee applications will open in mid-October and there will be approximately 2 weeks to review applications and choose a mentee. Mentorship will start in November.

Beyond these general timing guidelines, AMM does not have a firm timeline that mentors are held to. You are free to establish parameters with your chosen mentee that work best for you/them. We know especially that those with 2018 or 2019 debuts may have their own deadlines to meet. We simply ask that you communicate with your mentee, re: when you’ll be able to read their book/offer notes.

HOW MANY MENTOR SPOTS ARE THERE?

AMM prefers to keep the mentor group relatively small, and we are aiming for between 20-25 YA mentors and 10-15 MG mentors (Approximately 40 mentors maximum).

We’re looking for a balance of mentors in terms of genre (fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary/speculative, mystery, historical, etc.), publishing “status” (a mix of agented/pre-published/published), and may reach out if we have additional questions.

Returning mentors are given priority for spots, so the number of new mentors taken on each round will vary. That said, we love new people so please apply!

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