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Stephenie Magister
This 2021, Stephenie Magister is mentoring Adult
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Stephenie Magister
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Stephenie is a transgender author turned editor turned author (and often-times mentor). Her expertise has transformed the storytelling capacity and careers for authors in a variety of genres. She has served as a mentor for organizations like Inkers Con, Impacting Millions, and Pitch Wars, as well as a senior editor for publishers.

Along with editing numerous award-winning and best-selling books across a variety of genres, she has a Master’s in Journalism and Mass Communication, as well as a PhDidn’t acquired when she left school to go full time in publishing. Her research focuses on the science behind storytelling and how to make stories more accessible, engaging, and impactful.

Like her co-mentor, she is passionate about diversity and inclusion in publishing and beyond. Stephenie believes storytelling is one of the most powerful methods to change the world. Mentoring underrepresented authors is a chance to give substance to the authors and stories we most need.

For Pitch Wars 2021, Stephenie Magister is co-mentoring with Noreen.

Favorite Books

The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
The Dark Fantastic by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America by Jeff Ryan

Years Mentored
2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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