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Our Mentors

Nikki Payne
This 2021, Nikki Payne is mentoring Adult
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Nikki Payne
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By day, I’m a curious tech anthropologist, asking the right questions to deliver better digital services for the world. By night, I dream of ways to subvert canon literature. I’m an Earhbender, Reylo shipper and an illustrious member of Smut U, a premium feminist writing collective.

Kim Lionetti
Bookends Literary

For Pitch Wars 2021, Nikki Payne is co-mentoring with Regina Black.

Favorite Books

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Bride Test by Helen Huang
Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life By Samantha Irby
Take a Hint, Danny Brown by Talia Hibbert

Years Mentored