ROUND 3 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

RYAN DOUGLASS
@ryandouglassw
Agent: Rena Rossner (Deborah Harris)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

SEAN EASLEY
@AuthorEasley
Agent: Erin Young (Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret)

THE HOTEL BETWEEN (Simon & Schuster)
2018

GENRES
YA & MG Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror, Adventure

LAUREN KARCZ
@laurenkarcz
Agent: Victoria Marini (Irene Goodman)

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

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance

J. ALBERT MANN
@jenannmann
Agent: Kerry Sparks (Levine Greenberg Rostan)

SUNNY SWEET series (Bloomsbury)
SCAR (Calkins Creek)

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Historical, #ownvoices

DANA MELE
@msdanamele
Agent: Andrea Somberg (Harvey Klinger)

PEOPLE LIKE US (Putnam)
February 27, 2018

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Horror

DARCEY ROSENBLATT
@darcey_r
Agent: Erin Murphy (Erin Murphy)

LOST BOYS (Henry Holt)
August 2017

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

MELISSA SARNO
@melissasarno
Agent: Rebecca Stead (The Book Group)

JUST UNDER THE CLOUDS (Knopf)
June 5, 2018

GENRES
MG Contemporary, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

KEVIN SAVOIE
@KevinTheWriter
Agent: Rena Rossner (Deborah Harris)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

BETH TURLEY
@beth_turley
Agent: Zoe Sandler (ICM Partners)

IF THIS WERE A STORY (Simon & Schuster)
Fall 2018

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Literary/ Verse

GAIL VILLANUEVA
@gaildvillanueva
Agent: Alyssa Eisner Henkin (Trident)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Literary

YOUNG ADULT

REBECCA BARROW
@RebeccaKBarrow
Agent: Jennifer Johnson-Blalock (Liza Dawson)

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

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

SOPHIE CAMERON
@toomanysophies
Agent: Hellie Ogden (Janklow & Nesbit UK)

OUT OF THE BLUE (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)
Spring 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Speculative

KIM CHANCE
@_KimChance
Agent: Caitlen Rubino-Bradway (LKG Agency)

KEEPER (Flux)
January 30, 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

JULEAH del ROSARIO
@juleahwrites
Agent: Brent Taylor (Triada US)

500 WORDS OR LESS (Simon Pulse)
Fall 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, #ownvoices, Romance, Verse Novel

ALEXA DONNE
@alexadonne
Agent: Elana Roth-Parker (Laura Dail)

BRIGHTLY BURNING (HMH Teen)
May 1, 2018

GENRES
Sci-Fi, Romance

EMILY A. DUNCAN
@glitzandshadows
Agent: Thao Le (Sandra Dijkstra)

SOMETHING DARK AND HOLY (Wednesday Books/Macmillan)
2019

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, LGBTQIA, Horror

ANDREA ELLICKSON
@AndreaEllickson
Agent: Tricia Lawrence (Erin Murphy)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

TESSA ELWOOD
@tessaelwood
Agent: Victoria Marini (Irene Goodman)

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

GENRES
YA sci-fi, fantasy, speculative, romance

REBEKAH FAUBION
@rffaubion
Agent: Clare Wallace (Darley Anderson UK)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Horror

ADRIANNE FINLAY
@AdrianneFinlay
Agent: Adam Schear (DeFiore and Co.)

YOUR ONE AND ONLY (HMH Teen)
February 6, 2018

GENRES
Sci-Fi, Horror

SAM McCLANAHAN
@SamMcclanahan25
Agent: Carlisle Webber (Fuse Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural/Paranormal and Mythology

MAURA MILAN
@mauramilan
Agent: Seth Fishman (Gernert Company)

IGNITE THE STARS (Albert Whitman)
Fall 2018

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, #ownvoices, Speculative

JAIME OLIN
@jkolin27
Agent: Mallory Brown (TriadaUS)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

LIZ PARKER
@lizparkerwrites
Agent: Rena Rossner (Deborah Harris)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror, Speculative Fiction

KAITLYN SAGE PATTERSON
@verykaitlynsage
Agent: Brent Taylor (Triada)

THE DIMINISHED (HarlequinTEEN)
April 10, 2018

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

FARRAH PENN
@FarrahPenn
Agent: Suzie Townsend (New Leaf)

12 STEPS TO NORMAL (Jimmy Patterson/Little, Brown)
March 13, 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, LGBTQIA, Romance

JULIA LYNN RUBIN
@julialynnrubin
Agent: Saritza Hernandez (Corvisiero Literary)

BURRO HILLS (Diversion Books)
March 20, 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

JESSICA RUBINKOWSKI
@JessRubinkowski
Agent: Sarah Landis (Sterling Lord)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Horror

BRENDA RUFENER
@BrendaKRufener
Agent: Melissa Edwards (Stonesong)

WHERE I LIVE (HarperTeen)
February 27, 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller

REBECCA SCHAEFFER
@rrschaeffer
Agent: Suzie Townsend (New Leaf)

NOT EVEN BONES (HMH Teen)
Fall 2018

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

AUSTIN SIEGEMUND-BROKA & EMILY WIBBERLEY
@ASiegemundBroka & @Wibbs_Ink
Agent: Katie Shea Boutillier (Donald Maas)

ALWAYS NEVER YOURS (Speak/Penguin Random House)
May 22, 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance

KIM SMEJKAL
@kimsmejkal
Agent: Daniel Lazar (Writers House)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

SWATI TEERDHALA
@swatiteerdhala
Agent: Kristin Nelson (Nelson Literary)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Historical, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

EMMA THERIAULT
@eltheriault
Agent: Suzie Townsend (New Leaf)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

ROSIEE THOR
@rosieethor
Agent: Saba Sulaiman (Talcott Notch)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

KEVIN VAN WHYE
@kevin11vanwhye
Agent: Christopher Schelling (Selectric Artists)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy