Woo-hoo! It’s that time of year again when mentors select a mentee to help them rework their entire manuscript for the agent round. This year Pitch Wars (hosted by the fabulous Brenda Drake) has 108 mentors to choose from to help make a writer’s story shine! But unlike past years, writers get to choose five mentors to submit instead of four. This is awesome!
From today until submissions day (August 17), writers can peruse blogs of the participating mentors to see their wish list for entries and make sure they’d be a good match. Most of the mentors supply links to their twitter accounts too, where they can be
stalked observed for social meshing. Also, a few beloved mentors said they don’t mind some questions via twitter or their blog, but be careful as to not be pitching to them. There are some other important dates when questions can be asked, such as #AskMentor on twitter (August 10), so be sure to check out Brenda’s blog. She has important dates and submission guidelines!
And here are your mentors…
While I helped by stating the age category each mentor is requesting, READ THEIR BIO’s to make sure they rep your genre! And before I let you go, here is a peak of some of the participating agents this year! (And Brenda has said more will be coming!)
- Louise Fury – The Bent Agency
- Melissa Edwards – Aaron Priest Agency
- Alexandra Machinist – ICM Partners
- Saba Sulaiman – Talcott Notch
- Laura Biagi – Jean V. Naggar
- Claire Anderson Wheeler – Regal Literary
- Stefanie Lieberman – Janklow & Nesbit Associates
- Carrie Prestritto – Prospect Agency
- Melissa Nasson – Ruben Pfeffer Content
- Uwe Stender/ Brent Taylor – TriadaUS
- The New Leaf Literary Agents – Suzie Townsend, Pete Knapp
- Molly Glick – Foundry Literary
- Kitty Walker – Eve White Literary Group
- Moe Ferrera – Booksends
- Margaret Bail – Inklings Literary Agency
- Julia Weber – J.A. Weber Literaturagentur GmbH
- Rachel Brooks – L. Perkins Agency
- Leon Husock – L. Perkins Agency
- Christa Heschke – McIntosh & Otis
- Stacey Donaghy – Donaghy Literary Group
- Taylor Haggerty – Waxman Leavell Literary Agency
- Emmanuelle Morgen – Stonesong
- Amy Cloughley – Kimberley Cameron & Association
- Brianne Johnson – Writers House
- And more to come!
As always, good luck!
Blogger and Writer of MG/YA fiction