ROUND 7 MENTORS

You can apply to up to four mentors when submissions open February 13. 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 #ownvoices nor LGBTQIA, listed below, are “genres” but rather are aspects of a work that mentors are interested in. We include them to aid writers whose works include these aspects to better find mentors looking for them.

MIDDLE GRADE

MARY AVERLING
@mvjauthor
Agent: Kelly Sonnack (Andrea Brown)

IN REVISION

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

JENNIFER CAMICCIA
@jencamiccia
Agent: Stacey Glick (Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret)

THE MEMORY KEEPER
Aladdin/Simon&Schuster

GENRES
Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thrillery

J. ELLE
@AuthorJ_Elle
Agent: Natalie Lakosil (Bradford Literary)

WINGS OF EBONY
Feb 9, 2021, Millner Books/S&S

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

SAADIA FARUQI
@saadiafaruqi
Agent: Kari Sutherland (Bradford Literary Agency)

A PLACE AT THE TABLE (May 2020) HMH/Clarion; A THOUSAND QUESTIONS (Sept 2020) Harper Collins; YASMIN series (Capstone, ongoing)

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Historical, #ownvoices*

JENNIFER HONEYBOURN
@Honeybourn
Agent: Hannah Fergesen (KT Literary)

ESCAPE ROOM: THORN HOUSE (as J.E. Hailstone), 10/10/19, Razorbill; THE-DO-OVER (07/14/20), JUST MY LUCK (07/16/19); WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU DEMONS (7/2018); WESLEY JAMES RUINED MY LIFE (7/2017) – Swoon Reads/Macmillan

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, LGBTQIA*, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

SYLVIA LIU
@artsylliu
Agent: Jennifer March Soloway (Andrea Brown)

MANATEE’S BEST FRIEND (Scholastic)
Spring 2021

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

PRISCILLA MANTE
@priscilla_mante
Agent: Sallyanne Sweeney (MMB Creative)

IN REVISION

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

E.L. NORRY
@Ilovetolurk
Agent: Philippa MILNES-SMITH (The Soho Agency – UK)

SON OF THE CIRCUS (Scholastic)
September 2019

AMBER UNDERCOVER (Oxford University Press)
July 2020

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, #ownvoices

DARCEY ROSENBLATT
@Darcey_r
Agent: Erin Murphy

LOST BOYS
(Henry Holt)
2017

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

LORELEI SAVARYN
@loreleisavaryn
Agent: Chloe Seager (Madeleine Milburn)

THE CIRCUS OF STOLEN DREAMS
(Penguin Random House)
September 1, 2020

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

MIRIAM SPITZER FRANKLIN
@miriam_spitzer
Agent: Brent Taylor (Triada)

EMILY OUT OF FOCUS
May 2019; CALL ME SUNFLOWER
May 2017; EXTRAORDINARY
May 2015 (Sky Pony)

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Magical Realism/Fabulismm, Historical

ALYSA WISHINGRAD
@alysaws
Agent: Victoria Marini (Irene Goodman)

THE VERDIGRIS PAWNS
(Harper Collins)
Spring 2021

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

YOUNG ADULT*

*Select mentors accepting adult are also accepting YA entries; see Adult section for additional mentors seeing YA

KERBIE ADDIS
@kerbieaddis
Agent: Bridget Smith (Jabberwocky)

ON SUBMISSION

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

CLAIRE M. ANDREWS
@cmandrewslit
Agent: Amy Bishop (Dystel, Goderich & Bourret)

DAUGHTER OF SPARTA (Jimmy Patterson) Spring 2021

GENRES
Romance, Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

CATHERINE BAKEWELL
@catbakewell
Agent: Devin Ross (New Leaf)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

TASHIE BHUIYAN
@tashiebhuiyan
Agent: JL Stermer (New Leaf)

COUNTING DOWN WITH YOU (Inkyard) Spring 2021

GENRES
Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

BRITNEY BROUWER
@_britneyshae_
Agent: Lydia Silver (Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

ALEX BROWN
@gravity_fail09
Agent: Hannah Fergesen (KT Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

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

CHRISTINE CALELLA
@ct_calella
Agent: Laurel Symonds (Bent Agency)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

LYNDALL CLIPSTONE
@writerlyndall
Agent: Jill Grinberg

LAKESEDGE (Henry Holt)
Winter 2021

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, LGBTQIA, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror, Gothic

BROOKE DAVIS
@bdaviswriter
Agent: Victoria Doherty-Munro (Writers House)

WHEN WE COME HOME Bloomsbury
Spring 2021

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

RACHEL FEINBERG
@RachelFeinberg_
Agent: Rachel Brooks (BookEnds Literary)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Contemporary, Romance, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

COURTNEY GOULD
@gayowyn
Agent: Claire Friedman and Jessica Mileo (InkWell Management)

THE DEAD AND THE DARK (Wednesday Books)
Summer 2021

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

Liz Parker

ALEXANDRA HIGGINS
@alexhiggins47
Agent: Kiana Nguyen (Donald Maas)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

JORDAN KELLY
@jordanmarisa11
Agent: Jordan Hamessley (New Leaf Literary)

IN REVISION

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

ERIN KING
@erinkingwrites
Agent: Alyssa Henkin (Trident Media Group)

ON SUBMISSION

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

NAZ KUTUB
@nazkutub
Agent: Natalie Lakosil (Bradford Literary Agency)

IN REVISION

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

JESSICA LEWIS
@JLew100
Agent: Holly Root

UNTITLED (Delacorte)
Spring 2021

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

Liz Parker

HALEY NEIL
@tweetinghaley
Agent: Lauren Spieller (Triada)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Romance, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

Liz Parker

MARY KATHERINE PAGANO
@mk_writes
Agent: Caryn Wiseman (Andrea Brown)

ON SUBMISSION

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

Liz Parker

AKSHAYA RAMAN
@akshraman
Agent: Hillary Jacobson (ICM Partners)

IN REVISION

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

MARY E ROACH
@maryeroach_
Agent: Devin Ross (New Leaf)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror, Speculative

ALLISON SAFT
@allisonhsaft
Agent:Claire Friedman & Jessica Mileo (InkWell)

DOWN COMES THE NIGHT (Wednesday Books)
Winter 2021

GENRES
Fantasy, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror, Gothic

Liz Parker

AMANDA SELLET
@amandajsellet
Agent: Bridget Smith (JABberwocky Literary Agency)

BY THE BOOK: A NOVEL OF PROSE AND CONS (HMH)
May 12, 2020

GENRES
Contemporary, Romance, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

RACHEL SOMER
@RachelJSomer
Agent: Whitney Ross (Irene Goodman)

IN REVISION

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

DANA SWIFT
@swift_dana
Agent: Amy Brewer (Metamorphosis)

CAST IN FIRELIGHT (Delacorte)
Fall 2020

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

Liz Parker

MEREDITH TATE
@mltate24
Agent: Sarah Landis (Sterling Lord)

THE LAST CONFESSION OF AUTUMN CASTERLY (Putnam/Penguin Teen)
February 11, 2020

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

Liz Parker

AR VISHNY
@AR_Vishny
Agent: Linda Epstein (ECLA)

ON SUBMISSION

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

ADULT*

*Select mentors accepting adult are also accepting YA entries, noted below.

Liz Parker
JEN DELUCA
@jaydee_ell
Agent: Taylor Haggerty (Root Literary)

WELL MET (Berkley)
September 3, 2019

GENRES
Romance, Historical, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

Liz Parker
J.S DEWES
@jsdewes
Agent: Tricia Skinner (Fuse Literary)

THE LAST WATCH
Tor Books
April 2021

GENRES
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, LitRPG

Liz Parker

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

BRIGHTLY BURNING 2018, THE STARS WE STEAL 2020 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
THE IVIES 2021 (Crown/PRH)

GENRES
Adult & YA Mystery/Thriller

FRAN DORRICOTT
@franwritesstuff
Agent: Diana Beaumont (Marjacq)

THE FINAL CHILD 2020 AFTER THE ECLIPSE 2019 (Titan)

GENRES
Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Horror, Gothic, dark fantasy, historical fantasy/crime

Liz Parker
JULIA EMBER
@jules_chronicle
Agent: Eric Smith (P.S. Literary)

RUINSONG (Macmillan Children’s/FSG)
November 24, 2020
THE SEAFARER’S KISS (Interlude)
May 4, 2017

GENRES
Adult & YA Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Horror, Genre-bending speculative fiction.

Liz Parker
ARIANNA EMERY
@arianna_emery
Agent: Dorian Maffei (Kimberley Cameron)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

Liz Parker

ROSE DE GUZMAN
@RoseDGWrites
Agent: Katelyn Uplinger (D4EO)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Adult & YA Contemporary, Romance, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Alternate History

CARLY HEATH
@carlylheath
Agent: Steven Chudney

THE HEATHENS OF MUSKOX HOLLOW (SohoTeen)
Fall 2021

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

Liz Parker
REN HUTCHINGS
@earlgreyhot
Agent: Bridget Smith
(JABberwocky Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

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

Liz Parker
CHELSEA ICHASO & LAURA KADNER
@chelseaichaso & @laurakadner
Agents: Chelsea – Kristy Hunter (Knight Agency); Laura – Uwe Stender (Triada)

Chelsea: LITTLE CREEPING THINGS (Sourcebooks) June 2, 2020

Laura: ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Adult & YA Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

Liz Parker

BRITTANY KELLEY
@WhattheKell6
Agent: Marlo Berliner (Jennifer DeChiara Literary)

IN REVISION

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

CAROLYN TARA O’NEIL
@CarolynTara
Agent: Andrea Somberg (Harvey Klinger)

DAUGHTERS OF A DEAD EMPIRE (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)
Spring 2021

GENRES
Adult & YA Contemporary, Romance, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

SAJNI PATEL
@SajniAPatel
Agent: Katelyn Detweiler (Jill Grinberg)

THE TROUBLE WITH HATING YOU (Forever)
May 12, 2020
THE KNOCKOUT (Flux)
August 2020

GENRES
Adult & YA Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, #ownvoices, Horror

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

NOT EVEN BONES (2018), ONLY ASHES REMAIN (2019)
HMH Teen

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

Liz Parker
JOAN F SMITH
@jf_smit
Agent: Kerry D’Agostino (Curtis Brown)

THE HALF ORPHAN’S HANDBOOK (Imprint/Macmillan)
Winter 2021

GENRES
Adult & YA Contemporary, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Literary/Upmarket

Liz Parker

LAURA G. SOUTHERN
@LauraGayle77
Agent: Hannah Fergesen (KT Literary)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Adult & YA Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Horror