ROUND 3 SUBMISSION IS CLOSED
Who This Program Is For
Writers with a complete and revised (at least one full pass, no rough drafts here!) YA manuscript between 50k-120k words or MG manuscript between 25K-60K words.
Who also have a completed query letter draft to submit with their first ten pages
Someone currently unagented who has never been traditionally published, who has not queried an excessive number of agents for the manuscript they are submitting. Excessive = more than half the number of agents you can realistically query for your work.
Someone willing to take feedback and revise their manuscript
How To Apply
The Round 3 Submission window is NOW CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who submitted. We will post the results November 19.
- Fill out the submission form
- Submit your query package to our email
Mentors will choose their mentees by November 19 and mentoring will begin immediately/early December.
The submission package has changed for Round 3. Once submissions open, in addition to completing the form, please also submit:
- A query (in the body of the email!)
- The first 50 pages/3 chapters of your novel (whichever is longer)
- A synopsis
The partial (50 pages or 3 chapters) and synopsis can be sent as attachments to your query email, but please ensure your query is in the body of the email. This is very important.
In your subject line, please include your genre + title. (ie: YA Sci-Fi – TITLE). You can include additional information but ensure the core is present. If you don’t follow this format it will annoy us. Don’t annoy us, please. (using this subject line format helps us find/sort your entry in our inboxes)
Sample email subjects:
- YA Fantasy – FROSTBLOOD
- YA Sci-Fi retelling – BRIGHTLY BURNING (Jane Eyre in space)
- YA Contemporary – YOU DON’T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU (ownvoices)
Mentees must submit both their query package (query + partial + synopsis) as well as a submission form to be considered. When you email us, you will receive a confirmation email. If any part of your application is incomplete, we will email you to request the missing pieces.