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