The moment has finally come to announce the round 2 AMM mentee picks! Things are organized into three main tables: YA mentor picks, MG/YA mentor picks, and co-mentoring/additional picks. There’s no difference between being a co-mentored/additional pick and being in the first table–it’s just easier to organize them this way. If you’re on any table, congratulations on being chosen as an AMM mentee! You will be hearing from your mentor soon.

To everyone else: thank you so much for all your submissions. The mentors want you to know that the quality this round was unparalleled, and decisions were HARD to make. Many mentors will be sharing personal feedback with you via email, even if you weren’t chosen. Many of you had excellent manuscripts, but there just wasn’t an ideal match with a mentor. Keep going!

YA MENTOR PICKS

MENTOR MENTEE MANUSCRIPT GENRE
Isabelle Adrid
Tamara Cole
GIRL IN RUINS
Thriller
Rebecca Barrow
Maggie Soares
WHAT YOU HAVE OF ME
Contemporary
Bree Barton
Terry J. Benton
BEFORE & AFTER
Fantasy
Alexa Donne
Alyssa Colman
VIGILANT Sci-Fi
Emily Duncan
Gretchen Schreiber
A GAME OF HERETICS AND SPIES Fantasy
Andrea Ellickson
Lyla Lawless THE PRESERVE Fantasy
Tessa Elwood
Ellie Owen
THE HERETIC'S BRAND
Fantasy
Mara Fitzgerald
Christine Jorgensen
PROJECT HALO
Sci-Fi
Tara Goedjen
Kendra Kurosawa
NEXUS Sci-Fi
Adrienne Kisner
Jessica Kim
MY NAME IS MINJI
Contemporary
Judy Lin
Deeba Zargarpur
WHISPERS OF THE BURNING WIND
Fantasy
Samantha McClanahan
Kelly Barina
THE PENDRAGON'S SON
Fantasy
Liz Parker
Faith Knight
AS GREY AS BLACK AND WHITE
Historical
Shannon Price
Danielle Andrews
INTO INFINITY
Fantasy
Scott Reintgen
Kwame Mbalia
THE FLOATING LIBRARY OF TIMBUKTU
Sci-Fi
Aminah Mae Safi
Amira J. Sayler
THE CHEATER'S PLAYBOOK
Fantasy
Caitlin Sangster
Heather Harwood
STARS WITHIN
Fantasy
Chelsea Sedoti
Verna Austen
ONCE ON THE RIVER
Historical
David R. Slayton
Daniel Voralia
DEVIL BOY
Mystery/Thriller
Rachel Somer
Sarah Brubaker
SYNDROME
Sci-Fi
Emily Suvada
Christopher Egbunike
CELL SOLDIERS
Sci-Fi
Katy Upperman
Megan Cronin
OF OAK AND OCEAN
Magical Realism
Kevin van Whye
Alexandria Sturtz
QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE
Fantasy

MG/YA MENTOR PICKS

MENTOR MENTEE MANUSCRIPT GENRE
Sarah Ahiers
Lisa Stringfellow
DARK TIDE
Fantasy
JC Davis
Jennifer Locke
LIZA IRL
Contemporary
Lauren Karcz
Brooke Davis
THE WORST OF US
Contemporary
J. Albert Mann
Dana Edwards
MY DEAL WITH ELVIS
Contemporary
Darcey Rosenblatt
Raina Xin
THE CANDY CANE CONSPIRACY
Fantasy
Isabel Sterling
Lucy Hallowell
THINGS WE WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO KNOW
Contemporary
Gail D. Villanueva
Renee Ito
THE MIRROR OF MER
Fantasy

CO-MENTORING & ADDITIONAL PICKS

MENTOR(S) MENTEE MANUSCRIPT GENRE
Isabelle Adrid & Judy Lin
Sarah Simon
INGRID BAKER'S ALTERNATE ENDING
Contemporary
Tessa Elwood
Jodi Gallegos
THE HIGH CROWN CHRONICLES
Fantasy
Samantha McClanahan
Kathleen S. Allen
FOR IN THAT SLEEP OF DEATH WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
Gothic Horror
David R. Slayton
Betty Lee
THE BOY WHO EATS SADNESS
Magical Realism
Rachel Somer
Katie Kingman
THE SEVEN SKIES
Sci-Fi
Kevin van Whye
Risto Snow
THE BONDBREAKER
Fantasy
Isabel Sterling
Dante Laird
SOULS OF GLASS
Fantasy
Gail D. Villanueva
Sarah Pripas-Kapit
STORY SHIFTER
Fantasy