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Our Mentors

Sandra Proudman
This 2021, Sandra Proudman is mentoring Middle Grade
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Sandra Proudman
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Sandra Proudman is a Mexican American writer of stories with unabashed Latinx protagonists. She grew up in California where she studied journalism and creative writing. She is a Pitch Wars and DiverseVoices, Inc. mentor, was a Marketing and Publicity Intern at Latinx in Publishing, and is part of the #LatinxPitch team, a yearly Twitter pitch event geared toward connecting emerging Latinx voices with agents and editors. In her free time, she enjoys helping marginalized creators with their submission materials and mentoring writers of color. With a background in all things marketing and graphic design, she is currently the marketing and project manager for a top, multi-million-dollar real estate group in the nation.

Hannah Fergesen
KT Literary

For Pitch Wars 2021, Sandra Proudman is co-mentoring with Shannon A. Thompson.

Favorite Books

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado
Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Ana on the Edge by A.J. Sass

Years Mentored
2019, 2020, 2021