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Pitch Wars 2020 Mentor Blog Hop!

Friday, 11 September 2020  |  Posted by Brenda Drake


Welcome to the mentors’ wishlist blog hop! From today until the submission form for Pitch Wars goes live on September 27, use the linkies below to hop to all the mentors’ websites/blogs to read their bios, wishlists, and what categories and genres they want to mentor.

For those unfamiliar with Pitch Wars, it’s a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions on how to make the manuscript shine. The mentee then revises their manuscript for about three months under the guidance of their mentor. The mentor also critiques his/her writer’s pitch and query letter to get it ready for the agent showcase in February. You can find our schedule in the footer of this site.

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Join the Pitch Wars forum to have discussions with some of our mentors and other writers or get your work critiqued by your peers and sometimes mentors or search for critique partners. It’s our gift to you for being so awesome, and we hope you find this space useful. To join the forum go here: http://pitchwars.proboards.com/

Mark your calendars!

Join us for our official  chats on Twitter and our live mentor video chats happening on Sarah Nicolas’ Youtube channel. Go to this blog post for dates and follow @PitchWars on Twitter for all the details.


And here are your 2020 mentors…

Please be respectful to our mentors. Only ask brief questions on their sites and on social media and do not ask for feedback or for them to go to links to read stuff. And remember, Pitch Wars has an Anti-bullying Policy.

Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any part of Pitch Wars due to a disability may arrange for accommodations by contacting pitchwars@gmail.com.

Here is a simple Google spreadsheet listing the mentors’ genres for easier accessibility. Please understand that this spreadsheet may have errors and is best used as a jumping off point. Mentors go into more detail about their likes, dislikes, subgenres, and editing style on their wishlist posts on their own sites linked below.

Mentor wishlist spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M2HhPKrCUw4-WEQgCeTbFsaRRcGfoOnuKvQ7dDqh_8w/edit?usp=sharing



Your 2020 Middle Grade Mentors’ Wish Lists


  1. K.C. Held and Shana Targosz
  2. Jessica Vitalis and Julie Artz
  3. Erin Entrada Kelly
  4. Rochelle Hassan
  5. George Jreije and Long Quan Nguyen
  6. Lisa Moore Ramee
  7. Sofiya Pasternack
  8. Sylvia Liu
  9. Rebecca Petruck
  10. Rajani LaRocca and Remy Lai
  11. Reese Eschmann and Christina Li
  12. TJ Ohler
  13. Darlene P. Campos
  14. Gail D. Villanueva
  15. Chad Lucas
  16. Shakirah Bourne
  17. Eric Bell
  18. Kim Long and Jennifer L. Brown
  19. Adrianna Cuevas and Sarah Kapit


Your 2020 Young Adult Mentors’ Wish Lists



  1. Aiden Thomas (Accepts NA)
  2. Sarvenaz Tash (Accepts NA)
  3. Chloe Gong and Tashie Bhuiyan
  4. Abigail Johnson
  5. Kit Frick and Carlyn Greenwald
  6. Sonora Reyes (Accepts NA)
  7. Laurie Dennison
  8. J.Elle and Emily Golden
  9. Andrea Contos (Accepts NA)
  10. Emily Thiede (Accepts NA)
  11. Amanda Panitch
  12. Allison Saft and Ava Reid (Accepts NA)
  13. Emery Lee (Accepts NA)
  14. Carrie S. Allen and Sabrina Lotfi
  15. Shannon A. Thompson and Sandra Proudman (Accepts NA)
  16. Adiba Jaigirdar and Gabriela Martins
  17. Michaela Greer (Accepts NA)
  18. Tash McAdam
  19. ST Sterlings (Accepts NA)
  20. Maiya Ibrahim and Ayana Gray (Accepts NA)
  21. Meg Long and Xiran Jay Zhao (Accepts NA)
  22. Margie Fuston
  23. Jamie Howard
  24. Nova McBee
  25. Amelia Diane Coombs and Sophie Gonzales (Accepts NA)
  26. Rachel Griffin
  27. Susan Lee and Auriane Desombre (Accepts NA)
  28. Ciannon Smart
  29. Sasha Peyton Smith and Kristin Lambert
  30. Lane Clarke (Accepts NA)
  31. Lyndsay Ely (Accepts NA)
  32. Anna Sortino (Accepts NA)
  33. Jennieke Cohen
  34. Bethany Mangle (Accepts NA)
  35. Sunya Mara (Accepts NA)
  36. Kat Dunn and Daphne Lao Tonge
  37. Sheena Boekweg and Alechia Dow (Accepts NA)
  38. Liz Lawson and Dante Medema (Accepts NA)
  39. Sarah Dass (Accepts NA)
  40. Zach Hines (Accepts NA)
  41. Hoda Agharazi (Accepts NA)
  42. Dawn Ius and April Snellings (Accepts NA)
  43. Kara McDowell and Kimberly Gabriel
  44. Kylie Schachte (Accepts NA)
  45. Deborah Falaye
  46. Rona Wang (Accepts NA)
  47. Becca Mix and Grace Li (Accepts NA)
  48. Aty S. Behsam (Accepts NA)



Your 2020 Adult Mentors’ Wish Lists



    1. Mia P. Manansala and Kellye Garrett (Accepts NA)
    2. Rochelle Karina (Accepts NA)
    3. Ren Hutchings (Accepts NA)
    4. Mary Ann Marlowe
    5. Rachel Lynn Solomon
    6. Anna Kaling
    7. Gwynne Jackson (Accepts NA)
    8. Kristen Lepionka and Ernie Chiara
    9. Rachel Howzell Hall
    10. Lyn Liao Butler
    11. Michael Mammay and AR Lucas
    12. Paris Wynters (Accepts NA)
    13. K A Black (Accepts NA)
    14. Heather Van Fleet and Jessica Calla (Accepts NA)
    15. Hudson Lin (Accepts NA)
    16. Sonia Hartl and Annette Christie (Accepts NA)
    17. Taj McCoy (Accepts NA)
    18. Ian Barnes (Accepts NA)
    19. Keena Roberts (Accepts NA)
    20. N.E. Davenport (Accepts NA)
    21. Elizabeth Little
    22. Anne Raven and Janet Walden-West (Accepts NA)
    23. Charish Reid and Denise Williams
    24. Kalyn Josephson and Kat Enright (Accepts NA)
    25. Gladys Qin (Accepts NA)
    26. Tanen Jones (Accepts NA)
    27. Clay Harmon (Accepts NA)
    28. Jake Nicholls (Accepts NA)
    29. Layne Fargo and Halley Sutton
    30. Denny S. Bryce and L. Penelope
    31. Roselle Lim and Farah Heron (Accepts NA)
    32. Morgan Rogers (Accepts NA)
    33. Samantha Rajaram
    34. Rob Hart
    35. Damyanti Biswas (Accepts NA)
    36. Maria Heater
    37. Cynthia Pelayo (Accepts NA)
    38. Gia de Cadenet
    39. Nicole Glover (Accepts NA)
    40. Rosie Danan and Ruby Barrett (Accepts NA)
    41. Cole Nagamatsu and Sequoia Nagamatsu
    42. Carly Bloom and Sam Tschida
    43. P.J. Vernon and Kelly J. Ford (Accepts NA)
    44. Matthew Quinn Martin (Accepts NA)
    45. Stephen Morgan (Accepts NA)
    46. Alex Segura and M. J. Soni
    47. Roma Panganiban (Accepts NA)
    48. Tricia Lynne (Accepts NA)




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