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Our Mentors

Aty S. Behsam
This 2019, Aty S. Behsam is mentoring Young Adult
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Aty S. Behsam
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Aty S. Behsam is an Iranian writer, artist, translator, and a full-time writing mentor and teacher. She graduated in English Translation BA, and has been teaching writing and art for the past ten years, mentoring writers, story coaching, and judging in writing competitions. Aty introduced the first English Novel Writing classes in Iran, and initiating Iran’s first writing mentorship program. She has worked as an editorial assistant, cover artist, and art director. She’s also the director and producer of one of Iran’s most popular podcasts, Yuri On RADIO, with her team. Aty has published short stories in the UK, was a PitchWars mentor last year, and two years ago she was a Pitch Wars mentee with her novel Coup De Grâce.

For Pitch Wars 2019, Aty S. Behsam is co-mentoring with Kylie Schachte.

Recent Favorite Books

Wilder Girls by Rory Power
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
Tokyo Ghoul/Tokyo Ghoul:re (Manga) by Sui Ishida
Fullmetal Alchemist (Manga) by Hiromu Arakawa

Years Mentored
2018, 2019