For easy navigation, click on the mentors names (in the tables below) to be re-directed to their blogposts, which contain all the necessary information to help you decide. And follow them on Twitter, via their handle links (also below), too. We’ll be doing live chats and you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss those from the mentors you’re interested in.

You will be allowed to submit to 3 of them when the application opens, so be sure to research who really is the best fit for you and your manuscript.

Option A – submission package/partial

A reminder that these mentors will work with you on a more flexible, relaxed basis with no deadlines. You are likely to finish working with your mentor before the 4 months are up and may want to start querying. However, you may wait and take part in the Agent Showcase, provided you have continued to revise your full manuscript as well as your submission package, and ideally, you wouldn’t query the agents in the showcase beforehand. This is not a firm rule, but a recommendation. Picture books are also in this option, even though you will be doing a full picture book, but the expectation is that this work wouldn’t take the full 4 months for option B.

PB/CB/MG Mentors

NameTwitterMentoring
Bonnie Swanson@BB_SwannPB
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, Dystopian, Paranormal, Magical Realism
Carolyn Ward
@Viking_Ma
CB/MG
Contemporary, Historical, Thriller, Mystery, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Crime
STEM
Emily Critchley@EmilyMCritchleyMG/YA
Contemporary, Historical, Romance, Humour/Funny
LGBTQ+, OwnVoices
Helen Harvey@hellionharveyCB/MG
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Historical, Mystery, Dystopian, Humour/Funny, Magical Realism
LGBTQ+, STEM, OwnVoices
Jenny Pearson
@J_C_PearsonMG
Humour/Funny
Juli Caveny @julicavenyPB/CB/MG
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Historical, Mystery, Humour/Funny, Magical Realism
STEM
Lydia Massiah
@lydia_massiahMG/YA
Historical, Thriller, Mystery, Paranormal, Crime, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Maisie Chan@maisiewritesMG/YA
Contemporary, Historical, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Humour/Funny, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
LGBTQ+, OwnVoices
Marisa Noelle
@MarisaNoelle77MG/YA
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, Dystopian, Horror, Paranormal, Time-Travel
OwnVoices
Skylaar Amann@skylaaraPB
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Humour/Funny, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Victoria Woolfe@VictoriaWoolfe MG
Animal Adventure/Humour/Funny/Thriller/Sci-Fi/Contemporary

YA Mentors

NameTwitterMentoring
Alexandra Sheppard
@alexsheppard

YA
Contemporary, Historical, Romance, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
LGBTQ+, OwnVoices, Would love to see work from working class writers, too!
Amy McCaw@yaundermyskinYA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Paranormal, Crime, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Claire E Winn@Atomic_PixieYA
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Dystopian
All diverse, marginalized, and feminist themeswelcome! 
Emily Critchley@EmilyMCritchleyContemporary, Historical, Romance, Humour/Funny
LGBTQ+, OwnVoices
Gabriel Dylan@gabrieldylanYAYA
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Horror
Lydia Massiah
@lydia_massiahMG/YA
Historical, Thriller, Mystery, Paranormal, Crime, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Maisie Chan@maisiewritesMG/YA
Contemporary, Historical, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Humour/Funny, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
LGBTQ+, OwnVoices
Marisa Noelle
@MarisaNoelle77MG/YA
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, Dystopian, Horror, Paranormal, Time-Travel
OwnVoices
Melissa Welliver@melliverYA
Sci-Fi, Historical, Thriller, Dystopian, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
LGBTQ+, STEM, OwnVoices
P. M. Freestone@PM_FreestoneYA
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, Romance, Dystopian, Paranormal, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
LGBTQ+, STEM, OwnVoices
Sabrina Prestes@destaciaxYA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Paranormal, Magical Realism
LGBTQ+, OwnVoices
Sarah Lampkin@Lampkin_SYA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance, Thriller, Dystopian, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Magical Realism

Option B – full manuscript

This option is for those who wish to fully rewrite and work on their WHOLE MANUSCRIPT. This is a far more intensive and time dependent option. If you cannot commit fully to this over the 4 months of the programme, please consider option A. Your mentors will be contributing a significant amount of time towards your manuscript and we need you to be willing to do the same. This option includes participation in the Agent Showcase.

PB/CB/MG Mentors

NameTwitter HandleMentoring 
A.J. Sass@matokahMG
ALL except High Fantasy
Caroline Murphy@boybandmumagerMG
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Historical, Mystery, Humour/Funny, Magical Realism
Emma Finlayson-Palmer @FinlaysonPalmer CB/MG
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery, Dystopian, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Time-Travel
Fiona Longmuir@EscapologistFiMG/YA
Contemporary, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Dystopian, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Crime, Magical Realism
Hannah Kates @hannahkates1MG/YA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical, Thriller, Mystery, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Magical Realism
Jenni Spangler@jennispangler1CB/MG/YA
Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Historical, Thriller, Mystery, Dystopian, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Jodi Herlick@jodiherlickMG/YA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Humour/Funny, Magical Realism
Julie Marney Leigh@jules_leighMG/Tween/YA
Contemporary, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Crime, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Kate Foster@winellroadFantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery, Dystopian, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Kathryn Clark@KClarkwriterMG/YA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical, Dystopian, Magical Realism
Kereen Getten@kereengettenMG/YA
Contemporary, Romance, Thriller, Mystery
Lindsay Galvin@lindsaygalvinMG/YA
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Historical, Thriller, Mystery, Dystopian, Horror, Paranormal, Crime, Magical Realism, Time-Travel

YA Mentors

NameTwitter HandleMentoring
Amber R. Duell@amberr_duellYA
Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Magical Realism
Bonnie Swanson@BB_SwannYA
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, Dystopian, Paranormal, Magical Realism
Brandy Woods Snow@brandy_snowYA
Contemporary, Romance, Paranormal
Candace Robinson@literarydustYA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance, Dystopian, Horror, Paranormal, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Carla Lewis@cvonzalelewisYA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Humour/Funny
Christine E Webb@cwebbwritesYA
Contemporary, Humour/Funny
Deborah Maroulis@yaddathreeYA
Contemporary, Romance, Humour/Funny, Magical Realism
Emily Layne@EmilyLayne15YA
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Fiona Longmuir@EscapologistFiMG/YA
Contemporary, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Dystopian, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Crime, Magical Realism
Gerardo Delgadillo@Gero_delgadilloYA
Contemporary, Mystery, Humour/Funny
Haleigh Wenger @haleighwengerYA
Contemporary, Romance
Hannah Kates @hannahkates1MG/YA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical, Thriller, Mystery, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Magical Realism
Jenni Spangler@jennispangler1CB/MG/YA
Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Historical, Thriller, Mystery, Dystopian, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Jodi Herlick@jodiherlickMG/YA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Humour/Funny, Magical Realism
Julie Marney Leigh@jules_leighMG/YA
Contemporary, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Crime, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Kathryn Clark@KClarkwriterMG/YA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical, Dystopian, Magical Realism
KC Karr@kacimariYA
Contemporary, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Paranormal, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
Kereen Getten@kereengettenMG/YA
Contemporary, Romance, Thriller, Mystery
Laynie Bynum@Laynie_BeeYA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance, Magical Realism
(co-mentoring with M. Dalto)
Lindsay Galvin@lindsaygalvinMG/YA
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Historical, Thriller, Mystery, Dystopian, Horror, Paranormal, Crime, Magical Realism, Time-Travel
M. Dalto@MDalto421YA
Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance, Magical Realism
(co-mentoring with Laynie Bynum)
Nicole Wolverton@nicolewolvertonYA
Thriller, Humour/Funny, Horror, Paranormal, Magical Realism
Sarah Barkoff Palma@sarahbpalmaYA
Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery, Humour/Funny

All of our mentors will participate in Twitter chats in the week prior to the application window. This will be an opportunity to clarify anything on their individual profiles, or to ask more general questions about the process.