Below is listed the 2020 Agent Showcase entries from our Summer Mentoring Programme. We have divided entries by age category to help navigate and listed additional details both on this page and the individual entry pages.

Simply click on the TITLE of the manuscript that you wish to read and it will take you to take entry’s page.

Agents, please note the the number of an entry you wish you to request for the form that you will complete. These are listed both below, on the individual entry page and on the form, alongside the title.

It is our great pleasure to present to you (and everyone!) the class of 2020!

PICTURE BOOKS

Entry NumberMentee NameTitle of ManuscriptMentor NameAge CategoryGenre(s)Total word count (approx.)
1Jo DeardenGrandad’s Missing MemoryDonna DavidPBcontemporary500
2Lauren PippaThe Ketchup KingJon CoxPBFunny573
3Rachell AbalosThe Nipa HutSkylaar AmannPBcontemporary, #ownvoices575
4Stephen JamesCoronation ChickenCatherine EmmettPBFunny rhyming narrative733
5Tracy CurranMy Mummy’s a WitchStuart WhitePBMagic and mystery349

CHAPTER BOOKS

Entry NumberMentee NameTitle of ManuscriptMentor NameAge CategoryGenre(s)Total word count (approx.)
6Danielle DaleThe Curry CatastropheHelen HarveyCBFunny16000
7Lucy BulkeleyThe Fairy Cycling Squad: Sophia’s StabilisersEmma Finlayson-PalmerCBFantasy9500
8Saran ShantikumarCLARA’S LAB BOOKCarolyn WardCBSTEM adventure; humour14000

MIDDLE GRADE

Entry NumberMentee NameTitle of ManuscriptMentor NameAge CategoryGenre(s)Total word count (approx.)
9Alex MonkThe Giants of Machu PicchuStuart WhiteMGHistorical Fantasy53000
10Anna MoutranAmelia Skyhart and the Iron Age TreasureMeagan DallnerMGAdventure/Mystery49000
11Cara LovelockThe Children of Ink and FlameLisette AutonMGspeculative adventure56000
12Chrissy SturtBe Brave BoyHannah KatesMGHistorical Fiction60000
13Emily RandallThe Flood ChildEmma Finlayson-PalmerMGMagical realism, ghost story, folk horror52000
14Emma NorrisThe BelongsongJonathan EyersMGSpeculative/fantasy52000
15Emma PearlThe MirrorbirdsLu HerseyMGFantasy adventure60000
16Gina GonzalesTalentedHannah Kates and AJ SassMGDark Fantasy65000
17Judy DarleyWindstruckLindsay GalvinMGSurvival adventure with elements of eco-fable55000
18Kate ChapmanGhost GirlJenni SpanglerMGMagical realism / humour / mystery / fantasy52000
19Katherine ShinglerThe Orchestra ThiefJoan HaigMGContemporary adventure46000
20Laura WarmingerThe Great Prime Minister SwapHelen HarveyMGContemporary39000
21Lauren E. E. PersonsLacewing & Coal DustAndrew Sass and Hannah Kates MGFantasy Adventure67000
22Marie DayEscape From NowhereJulie Marney LeighMGMagical realism50000
23Mathew IredalePersephone’s MapSophie KirtleyMGFantasy Adventure53000
24Pete HepworthTowers of KingswickOlivia LevezMGDystopian fantasy.60000
25Reba KhatunDawud and the Peculiar Case of the PetsMandy RabinMGMystery47000
26Ryan LestonTrolls and TribulationsEllie LockMGComic Fantasy30000
27Sharon HopwoodMaddie MastersHannah GoldMGAction – Adventure40000
28Tricia GilbeyThe Green Heart TreeAlex EnglishMGContemporary Fantasy Adventure49000
29Wendy BarkerThe Headhunters of No1 Morphus PlaceMandy RabinMGContemporary fantasy60000

YOUNG ADULT

Entry NumberMentee NameTitle of ManuscriptMentor NameAge CategoryGenre(s)Total word count (approx.)
30Ann DayleviewA Curse of Light and DarknessClaire Winn and Nicole BrakeYAFantasy99000
31Camille CarineDIE FOR MESarah DanielsYAYA Speculative96000
32Catherine OgstonThe Ice WindowJodi HerlickYAContemporary/Family and Paranormal66000
33Clare HarlowThe Shape of a GirlCynthia MurphyYAGhost Story75000
34Daphne DadorCHALLENGE THE STARSMarisa NoelleYASci-Fi/Adventure/Romance89000
35Debbie RoxburghCheese BoyAnna BrittonYAContemporary70000
36Deborah BaileyTeam GuiltyBrandy Woods SnowYAContemporary77000
37Georgia RoworthGuitars, Bras and Heading for the StarsAnna MainwaringYAContemporary78000
38Graine MilnerHazard PerceptionEden EndfieldYAMystery/Thriller74000
39Heather FishwickMirrored SnowMarisa NoelleYAFantasy, Fairytale Retelling72000
40Jan DunningNightshadeOlivia LevezYAContemporary with speculative/magical elements79000
41Jeff de LeónPrincess of a Fading StarSabrina Prestes & George JreijeYAScience-Fantasy120000
42Jess BirchLady EmLouisa ReidYAContemporary Verse Novel35000
43Julie FarrellWe Are FractalsAmy BeashelYAOwn-voices, contemporary romance89000
44Katerina ErmolinIT’S NEWDeborah MaroulisYAContemporary romance72000
45Kathryn HeligmanGladiatrixClaire Winn and Nicole BrakeYAFantasy75000
46Kim CrisciAll the Time in the WorldKathryn KettleYASpeculative101000
47Krista BarrettThe Unraveling of James HaywardJodi HerlickYAContemporary81000
48Leah MecrowAll That GlittersLee VanBrakleYAContemporary with strong romantic elements68000
49Manuia HeinrichThe Fifth Warrior of Ana’aHeather L. Powell & Jennifer Griswell YAContemporary Fantasy82000
50Marianna LealHall of FameGerardo DelgadilloYAContemporary85000
51Noelle StraderKaleidoscopes CollideKimberly WisnewskiYAYA Contemporary with Speculative Elements89000
52Ranee StemannTHE BLACKSHIRE THREESarah DanielsYAHorror65000
53Sophie TooveyTHE DAY OF THE DICEAnna MainwaringYASpeculative Romance84000
54Sue Cunningham49 SistersMelissa WelliverYAmagical realism84000
55Susan StaabNormal is RelativeDestinee ShrinerYAContemporary 70000
56Tess James-Mackey Lost InsideCynthia MurphyYAThriller62000