ROUND 5 MENTORS

You can apply to up to four mentors when submissions open October 15. Below you'll find an overview of each mentor's preferred genres, but will find additional interests and wishes in their profiles. Just click their picture for more info. Have a question for a mentor? Ask directly on Twitter!

Please note: Neither Own Voices nor LGBTQIA, listed below, are "genres" but rather are categories under which work may fall or be labeled

MIDDLE GRADE AND YOUNG ADULT

PAIGE COBER
@paigemco
Agent: Amy Elizabeth Bishop (Dystel, Goderich & Bourret)

IN REVISION

GENRES
YA & MG Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

ADRIENNE KISNER
@AdrienneKisner
Agent: Catherine Drayton (InkWell)

DEAR RACHEL MADDOW (Feiwel & Friends)
June 5, 2018

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA

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

PEOPLE LIKE US (Putnam)
February 27, 2018

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Horror

KATIE ZHAO
@ktzhaoauthor
Agent: Penny Moore (Aevitas)

THE DRAGON WARRIOR (Bloomsbury)
Fall 2019

REBECCA MIX
@krebeccarmix
Agent: Kiana Nguyen (Donald Maas)

IN REVISION

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

SARENA AND SASHA NANUA
@PendantTrilogy
Agent: Pete Knapp (Park Literary)

IN REVISION

GENRES
YA & MG Fantasy, Sci-Fi Mystery/Thriller, Own Voices, LGBTQIA

QUINN SOSNA SPEAR
@qsosnaspear
Agent: John Cusick (Folio)

THE REMARKABLE INVENTIONS OF WALTER MORTINSON (Simon & Schuster)
April 2, 2019

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

MEERA TREHAN
@writemeera
Agent: Emily Mitchell (Wernick & Pratt)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
YA & MG Contemporary, Historical, Own Voices

JULIE ABE
@julieabebooks
Agent: Sarah Landis (Sterling Lord Literistic)

IN REVISION

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

HAYLEY CHEWINS
@hayley_chewins
Agent: Patricia Nelson (Marsal Lyon Literary Agency)

THE TURNAWAY GIRLS (Candlewick Press)
October 9, 2018

GENRES
MG Fantasy, Own Voices, Dark Fantasy & Fairy Tales, Feminist Fantasy

MARIE MIRANDA CRUZ
@cruzwrites
Agent: Paula Munier (Talcott Notch)

EVERLASTING NORA (Starscape Tor Books)
October 2, 2018

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices

TANYA GUERRERO
@guerrerotanya
Agent: Wendy Schmalz

THE WILD SIDE (Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR/Macmillan)
Winter 2020

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA

TAE KELLER
@taekeller
Agent: Sarah Davies

THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS (Random House)
March 6, 2018

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

KWAME MBALIA
@KSekouM
Agent: Rena Rossner (Deborah Harris Agency)

TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY (Rick Riordan/Disney)
Winter 2020

GENRES
MG Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

SARAH KAPIT
@SarahKapit
Agent: Jennifer Udden (Barry Goldblatt)

IN REVISION

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

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

IF THIS WERE A STORY (Simon & Schuster)
August 28, 2018

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

GAIL D. VILLANUEVA
@gaildvillanueva
Agent: Alyssa Eisner Henkin (Trident Media Group)

MY FATE ACCORDING TO THE BUTTERFLY (Scholastic)
Summer 2019

GENRES
MG Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Graphic Novels

YOUNG ADULT

FAYE ADEN
@fayeadens
Agent: Rachel Brooks (BookEnds)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Own Voices

JANELLA ANGELES
@janella_angeles
Agent: Thao Le (Sandra Djikstra)

WHERE DREAMS DESCEND (Wednesday Books, Macmillan)
2020

AXIE OH
@axieoh
Agent: Patricia Nelson (Marsal Lyon)

REBEL SEOUL (2017) & UNTITLED (2019)
Tu Books

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

REBECCA BARROW
@RebeccaKBarrow
Agent: Suzie Townsend (New Leaf)

YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU (2017) & THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE (November 6, 2018)
HarperTeen

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA

HANNAH CAPIN
@tldaaollf
Agent: Sarah Burnes (Gernert)

THE DEAD QUEENS CLUB (HarlequinTeen/Inkyard)
January 29, 2019

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Horror, Retellings

ALYSSA CARLIER
@HKAlyssa
Agent: Kiana Nguyen (Donald Maass Literary Agency)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

AMELIA DIANE COOMBS
@sincerelyamelia
Agent: Jennie Kendrick

IN REVISION

GENRES
Contemporary, #ownvoices, Romance

JESSICA BIBI COOPER
@JessicaBCooper
Agent: Kate Testerman (KT Literary)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

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

IN REVISION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

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

SPLIT THE SUN (2016) & INHERIT THE STARS (2015)
Running Press Kids (Hatchette)

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

JULIA EMBER
@jules_chronicle
Agent: Eric Smith (PS Literary)

THE SEAFARER’S KISS (2017) & THE NAVIGATOR’S TOUCH (2018)
Interlude/Duet

GENRES
Fantasy, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

SAM B. FARKAS
@SamBFarkas
Agent: Patricia Nelson (Marsal Lyon)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

AMANDA FOODY
@AmandaFoody
Agent: Brianne Johnson (Writer's House)

DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY (2017), ACE OF SHADES (2018), KING OF FOOLS (2019) & Untitled (2020)
HarperCollins

GENRES
Fantasy, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices*, LGBTQIA*, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

CASSANDRA FRANCES
@Cass_Frances_
Agent: Hillary Jacobson (ICM)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror, Gothic, Literary, Speculative

S. GONZALES
@sgonzalesauthor
Agent: Moe Ferrara (BookEnds)

THE LAW OF INERTIA/ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED (Amberjack Publishing/Macmillan)
2018 & 2019

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Horror

ELLY HA
@elly_hahaha
Agent: Thao Le (Sandra Djikstra)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA

CHRISTINE LYNN HERMAN
@christineexists
Agent: Kelly Sonnack (Andrea Brown)

THE DEVOURING GRAY (Disney-Hyperion)
April 2, 2019

GENRES
Fantasy, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

LORA BETH JOHNSON
@LoraBethWrites
Agent: Victoria Marini (Irene Goodman)

GODDESS IN THE MACHINE (Razorbill/Penguin)
Summer 2020

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi

KALYN JOSEPHSON
@kalynjosephson
Agent: Carrie Pestritto (Laura Dail Literary)

THE STORM CROW (SourcebooksFire)
July 2019

GENRES
Fantasy, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

MARISA KANTER
@marisakanter
Agent: Taylor Haggerty (Root Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Romance

PHOEBE LOW
@p_lowren
Agent: Linda Epstein (Emerald City Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

SAMANTHA MCCLANAHAN
@SamMcclanahan25
Agent: Carlisle Webber (Fuse Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Romance, Horror, Dark Fantasy

JAIME OLIN
@jkolin27
Agent: Jordan Hamessley (New Leaf Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Romance

REBECCA PHILLIPS
@RebeccaWritesYA
Agent: Eric Smith (P.S. Literary)

THE GIRL YOU THOUGHT I WAS (HarperTeen)
July 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Romance

RORY POWER
@itsrorypower
Agent: Kim Witherspoon (InkWell)

WILDER GIRLS (Delacorte)
Summer 2019

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Horror, Speculative

AKSHAYA RAMAN
@akshraman
Agent: Hilary Jacobson (ICM)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

HANNAH REYNOLDS
@allison_parr
Agent: Tamar Rydzinski (Laura Dail Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Romance

JULIA LYNN RUBIN
@julialynnrubin
Agent: Saritza Hernandez

BURRO HILLS (Diversion Books)
2018

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

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

THE BRIGHT AND THE PALE (HarperTeen)
2020

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Horror

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

ALWAYS NEVER YOURS (May 22, 2018) & IF I'M BEING HONEST (April 23, 2019)
Penguin/Viking

GENRES
Contemporary, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Romance

KIM SMEJKAL
@kimsmejkal
Agent: Daniel Lazar (Writer's House)

INK IN THE BLOOD (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Fall 2019

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

MAGGIE SOARES
@MaggieSoaresRex
Agent: Erica Bauman

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Romance, Horror

RACHEL SOMER
@rjsomer
Agent: Whitney Ross (Irene Goodman Agency)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

JUNE TAN
@junescribbles
Agent: Elana Roth Parker (Laura Dail Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

ANDREA TANG
@atangwrites
Agent: Thao Le (Sandra Djikstra)

REBELWING (Razorbill/Penguin)
Spring 2020

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

EMMA THERIAULT
@eltheriault
Agent: Suzie Townsend

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

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

TARNISHED ARE THE STARS (Scholastic)
2019

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

JODIE LYNN ZDROK
@jlzdrok
Agent: Ginger Clark

SPECTACLE / EXPOSITION (Tor Teen)
2019 & 2020

GENRES
Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, ghost stories