There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to bring you Pitch Wars, and we’re excited for this upcoming year. Pitch Wars has had over 300 successes with mentees making agent matches, snagging publishing deals, and receiving awards.
Our Managing Director this year is Sarah Nicolas. Check out their page to learn more about them! A message from Sarah:
Thank you so much to everyone who applied to be a mentor this year! We were overwhelmed by the talent and experience of those who applied. If you weren’t invited to mentor this year, please don’t take it as a judgement! We greatly appreciate your willingness to share you knowledge and experience with up-and-coming writers.
I’m so excited about our 2019 mentor class! We have so many incredible mentors that I know are going to inspire our community and give so many writers a helping hand.
We received so many applications from talented industry professionals that it was a difficult task to pick our mentoring team. Our committee has worked hard to choose a team they feel represents our community and offers an acceptable range of genres in each of the categories we accept for the program. We were so sad that we couldn’t take every applicant, but we hope they will understand and apply again next year (pretty please). After each Pitch Wars event, our committee will evaluate our program and make changes as they feel are needed.
Don’t know what Pitch Wars is? Peruse our site and learn more about our mentoring program. You could start HERE.
To learn more about each mentor, check out their bios on our site. We also have a twitter list of all the mentors here. Mentor wishlists will go live on September 11; please wait for these wishlists to help you decide which four mentors you will submit to when the entry window opens on September 25.
AND COME BACK
TOMORROW (There’s been a slight delay. The post will be up on Tuesday 8/13) to enter our critique workshop giveaway. Our current and past mentors will be giving away query and first page critiques for our workshop. I’ll have more details in my post tomorrow.
Well, we’re sure you all are as excited as we are to meet the 2019 Pitch Wars mentors, so without further delay, here they are!
Adult Fiction …
Alexa Martin and Suzanne Park
Anne Raven and Janet Walden-West
Ava Reid and Rachel Morris
Carrie Callaghan and Michelle Hauck
Denny S. Bryce
Diana A. Hicks
Gia de Cadenet
Halley Sutton and Layne Fargo
Hayley Stone and Erin A. Tidwell
Kelly Siskind and Heather Van Fleet Adult
Kellye Garrett and Mia P. Manansala
Kerbie Addis and Ren Hutchings
Kristen Lepionka and Ernie Chiara
Mary Ann Marlowe
Matthew Quinn Martin
Maxym M. Martineau
Meryl Wilsner and Rosie Danan
P. J. Vernon and Kelly J. Ford
Susan Bishop Crispell
Middle Grade Fiction …
A.J. Sass and Nicole Melleby
Adrianna Cuevas and Sarah Kapit
Erin Entrada Kelly
Graci Kim and Karah Sutton
Julie Abe and Sarah Suk
Julie Artz and Jessica Vitalis
Kim Long and Jennifer L. Brown
Kit Rosewater and Ash Van Otterloo
Lacee Little and Bronwyn Clark
Maria Frazer and Meera Trehan
Rajani LaRocca and Remy Lai
Young Adult Fiction …
Aty S. Behsam and Kylie Schachte
Auriane Desombre and Susan Lee
Brenda Drake and Kyle T. Cowan
Deborah Falaye and Ciannon Smart
Jen Marie Hawkins and Anna Birch
Jesse Q Sutanto
Judy I. Lin
Kelly Quindlen and Adrienne Tooley
Kimberly Gabriel and Dawn Ius
Kristin Lambert and Sasha Peyton Smith
Liz Lawson and Jeff Bishop
Rachel Lynn Solomon and Kelsey Rodkey
Raquel Vasquez Gilliland and Sandra Proudman
Sabrina Lotfi and Carrie Allen
Sonia Hartl and Annette Christie
The next step .. is submission. How do I go about submitting to the four mentors I’ve selected? Thank you J O’Keefe
There will be a form that will go live on our site on September 25 and will be available for a couple days. You’ll find it in the menu bar on top when it goes live. Or subscribe to our site and you’ll get notice in your email.