Round 2 Author Mentor Match Mentee Submission
We'd love to get to know you better. Please fill out the below and don't forget to email your query and ten pages once you have done so to
. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
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YA or MG?
Magical Realism/Other type of spec fic
Note: YA manuscripts should be a minimum of 45K. The 25K-44K option is for MG entries.
What books or other popular media, if any, would you comp your manuscript to?
Have you queried this manuscript?
Yes, but I have sent 10 or fewer queries
Yes, but I have sent more than 10 queries
If you have queried more than 10 agents, please specify how many queries you have sent.
Middle Grade: Select up to 4 mentors to whom you'd like to submit
J. Albert Mann
Gail D. Villanueva
Young Adult: Select up to 4 mentors to whom you'd like to submit
*indicates those mentors also open to MG
Emily A. Duncan
Aminah Mae Safi
David R. Slayton
Kevin van Whye
Your Book & Writing Overview
Tell us a bit about your book--is it your 1st? 3rd? 10th? Are you an #ownvoices writer? Have you previously completed and queried any manuscripts? Participated in any pitch contests? Anything you think might be relevant that you'd like your potential mentor to know.
Have you been previously agented?
If "yes" for the previous answer, who was your agent?
You may disclose as much or as little information with which you are comfortable
Have you ever been published before?
Yes, small or digital only publisher (without an agent)
Yes, I have self-published
If "yes" for the previous answer, please provide details
What are your long term career aspirations?
ie: where do you hope to see you and your books in 2 years, 5 years, 10? Do you see yourself writing 1 book a year, 2-3, going all traditional, mixing big publishers with small; trying self-publishing (going hybrid)? Sticking with YA, or maybe trying MG, Adult? Starting with contemporary but moving into genre (or vice versa)? We'd love to hear what you're hoping to achieve.
What are some of the publishers/publishing avenues you have in mind for your book?
This can be general--Big 5, small press, digital first, book packaging--or specific, to the imprint or editor level, if you have such preferences.
Who are some of the agents on your "must-query" list, if you have one?
Are there specific issues with your manuscript that you hope your mentor will help to address?
What are you hoping to get out of your mentor relationship?
Do you have any questions for us?
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