Round 8 Submissions

January 11-14, 2021

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

 

We will post the mentee list by February 3, on the website. Round 9 will take place in 2022. Thank you to everyone for your submissions! If there are any issues we will be in touch!

WHO AMM IS FOR

You Should Apply If:

  • You have a complete manuscript that is middle grade, young adult, or select adult genres
  • You are currently unagented and have not over-queried this manuscript*
  • You are willing to work on revisions alongside an experienced mentor

*Over-queried is a guideline, not a hard and fast rule, so please use your best judgment, re: how extensive a manuscript has been queried. When in doubt, submit anyway.

Step One: Fill out the mentee application
(available Jan 11-14, 2021)

You may apply to up to 4 mentors in your category

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

 

We will post the mentee list by February 3, on the website. Round 9 will take place in 2022. Thank you to everyone for your submissions! If there are any issues we will be in touch!

Step Two: Email your query package to the appropriate email
(between January 11-14, 2021. Submissions are now closed.)

Middle Grade

ammmiddlegrade@gmail.com

Young Adult

ammyoungadult@gmail.com

If you are submitting a YA project to an adult mentor accepting YA, send your submission to YA email.

Adult

ammadult@gmail.com

You should submit your project under the category where it would be shelved in bookstores: MG, YA, or adult. Works with “crossover potential” should regardless firmly sit in a foundational category (b/c that is how it works with agents and bookstores), so we encourage you to do your best to categorize your work.

What to email:

Query

Query letter (in the body of the email)

Submit a single query addressed “dear mentors”–no personalization necessary

Partial

The first 50 pages (or 3 chapters, whichever is longer) of your manuscript, attached

Synopsis

A 1-2 page synopsis, attached

Important Notes:

File Format

Send us Word docs (doc or docx. format). Pages files need to be converted to be opened on any computer.

We prefer standard manuscript formatting, but don’t over-stress–no one will be disqualified for their formatting! When in doubt, use a standard font (Times New Roman, Arial, etc.) and size (12 pt), with paragraph indentation and at least 1.5 line spacing (but double is standard), plus Word’s default margins. No funky colors.

Subject Line

Format your subject line: Category Genre – TITLE

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)

Confirmation

We will try to have an auto-response confirm receipt, but sometimes it is finnicky. We will NOT email you each individually. If you do not hear from us about any issues, WE HAVE YOUR SUBMISSION. We will only reach out in the event of an issue.