ROUND 6 MENTORS

You can apply to up to four mentors when submissions open March 1. 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

ALYSSA COLMAN
@alyssabcolman
Agent: Brooks Sherman (Janklow & Nesbit)

IN REVISION

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

BRONWYN CLARK
@_bronwynclark
Agent: Lydia Silver (DA Children's)

ON SUBMISSION

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

JESSIKA FLECK
@jessikafleck
Agent: Fiona Kenshole (Transatlantic Agency)

BEWARE THE NIGHT (Swoon Reads)
March 12, 2019

GENRES
Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism/Fabulism, LGBTQIA

NASEEM JAMNIA
@jamsternazzy
Agent: Erica Bauman (Aevitas Creative Management)

ON SUBMISSION

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

SARAH KAPIT
@SarahKapit
Agent: Jennifer Udden (Barry Goldblatt)

GET A GRIP, VIVY COHEN (Dial/Penguin Random House)
Spring 2020

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

HEATHER KASSNER
@HeatherKassner
Agent: Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary)

THE BONE GARDEN (Henry Holt)
August 6, 2019

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

JESSICA KIM
@jesskimwrites
Agent: Thao Le

STAND UP, YUMI CHUNG! (Kokila, Penguin)
May, 2020

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

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

JENNIFER LOCKE
@jamlo525
Agent: Natascha Morris (BookEnds)

IN REVISION

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

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

BETH TURLEY
@beth_turley
Agent: Zoe Sandler (ICM Partners)

IF THIS WERE A STORY (Simon & Schuster)
August 28, 2018

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

YOUNG ADULT

TORI BOVALINO
@toribov
Agent: Uwe Stender & Amelia Appel

ON SUBMISSION

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

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

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Historical, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

KRISTEN CICCARELLI
@kristenciccarelli
Agent: Heather Flaherty (Bent Agency)

THE LAST NAMSARA (2017)
THE CAGED QUEEN (2018)
THE SKY WEAVER (2019)

HarperTeen

GENRES
Fantasy, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

LYNDALL CLIPSTONE
@writerlyndall
Agent: Jill Grinberg

IN REVISION

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

AMELIA DIANE COOMBS
@sincerelyamelia
Agent: Jennie Kendrick

BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN

Simon Pulse
Summer 2020

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, Romance

JESSICA BIBI COOPER
@JessicaBCooper
Agent: Kate Testerman (KT Literary)

IN REVISION

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

ERIN COTTER
@erinseaotter
Agent: Hilary Harwell

IN REVISION

GENRES
Contemporary, Historical, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance

NIA DAVENPORT
@Nia_davenport
Agent: Caitie Flum

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, #ownvoices, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

FRAN DORRICOTT
@franwritesstuff
Agent: Diana Beaumont (Marjacq)

AFTER THE ECLIPSE Titan Books
May 3, 2019

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

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

IN REVISION

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

REBEKAH FAUBIAN
@rffaubion
Agent: Devin Ross (New Leaf Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

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

Liz Parker

CASSANDRA FRANCES
@Cass_Frances_
Agent: Hillary Jacobson (ICM)

IN REVISION

GENRES
Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Urban/Contemporary Fantasy, Horror, Gothic, Literary, Speculative

ELISABETH FUNK
@e__funk
Agent: Sarah Landis (Sterling Lord Literistic)

IN REVISION

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

ADALYN GRACE
@AdalynGrace_
Agent: Hilary Jacobson

ALL THE STARS AND TEETH Imprint/Macmillan
Winter 2020

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

CARLYN GREENWALD
@CarlynGreenwald
Agent: Kathleen Nishimoto (WME)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA

CARLY HEATH
@carlylheath
Agent: Steven Chudney

ON SUBMISSION

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

ADIBA JAIGIRDAR
@adiba_j
Agent: Uwe Stender

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance

Liz Parker

MARISA KANTER
@marisakanter
Agent: Taylor Haggerty (Root Literary)

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU
(Simon & Schuster)
Spring 2020

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA, Romance

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

IN REVISION

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

LIZ LAWSON
@lzlwsn
Agent: Andrea Morrison (Writer's House)

THE LUCKY ONES (Delacorte)
2020

GENRES
Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Romance

EMILY LLOYD-JONES
@em_llojo
Agent: Josh Adams

ILLUSIVE (2014)
DECEPTIVE (2015)
THE HEARTS WE SOLD (2017)
THE BONE HOUSES (Fall 2019)

Little Brown

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

Liz Parker

PHOEBE LOW
@p_lowren
Agent: Linda Epstein (Emerald City Literary)

ON SUBMISSION

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

DANA MELE
@msdanamele
Agent: Elana Roth Parker (Laura Dail)

PEOPLE LIKE US (Putnam)
February 27, 2018

GENRES
Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, Own Voices, LGBTQIA, Horror

LOUISA ONOMÉ
@louisaonome_
Agent: Claire Friedman (InkWell)

ON SUBMISSION

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

Liz Parker

RORY POWER
@itsrorypower
Agent: Kim Witherspoon (InkWell)

WILDER GIRLS (Delacorte)
July 7, 2019

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

Liz Parker

ASHLEY SCHUMACHER
@AshleySchu
Agent: Thao Le

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Contemporary, Fantasy, Magical Realism/Fabulism, Romance

Liz Parker

KIM SMEJKAL
@kimsmejkal
Agent: Daniel Lazar (Writer's House)

INK IN THE BLOOD (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
February 11, 2020

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

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

IN REVISION

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

Liz Parker

STEFANI TRAN
@steftran
Agent: Josh Getzler

ON SUBMISSION

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

Liz Parker

HANNAH F. WHITTEN
@hwhittenwrites
Agent: Whitney Ross (Irene Goodman)

ON SUBMISSION

GENRES
Fantasy, #ownvoices, Romance, Horror