We want to thank everyone for their patience while the mentors read through entries and made their picks. Below you will find who each mentor will be working with. In some cases, mentors are taking on more than one mentee; additional picks can be found below the master chart.

The mentors want everyone to know what a difficult process this was–choosing was not easy! Congratulations to those who have been matched, and to those who weren’t: keep working! The mentors saw a lot of promise in the inbox, but just didn’t have the personal bandwidth to take everyone on. That said, some of you will receive personalized feedback from the mentors via email; the mentors who are able to will be sending feedback over the next few weeks.

Stay tuned to our website, as the mentors are compiling advice based on trends they saw in the inbox, which will post as a series of blog posts later in the month.

If you see yourself on this list, your mentor will be in touch shortly!

Mentoring Pairs

Janella Angeles Tanvi Berwah BETWEEN SHADOW AND SOUL Fantasy
Nafiza Azad Peggy Ross
Emily Bain Murphy Gita Trelease ENCHANTEE Historical Fantasy
Rebecca Barrow Mary Katherine Pagano SWIM Contemporary
Kat Cho
Sarah Suk
Alexa Donne
Whitney Wyckoff SILENT RIDES THE MESSENGER Historical
Mara Fitzgerald Christine Calella DAYA & THE CASTLE GHOST Fantasy
Kati Gardner Erin King PAPER SEEDS Magical Realism
SF Henson Alexandra Alizzi THE MOON AND THE EYE Sci-Fi Thriller
Heather Kaczynski Natasha Christensen STARLING Sci-Fi
Katelyn Larson Crystal Seitz QUEEN OF ASHES Fantasy
Tracey Neithercott Sabrina Sherif THE HAUNTED Historical
Axie Oh Swati Teerdhala THE BLOOD FORT Fantasy
Kayla Olson Alex Higgins THE FEARFUL PASSAGE Fantasy
Claribel Ortega Tracey Joseph A MAGICAL MISFORTUNE Fantasy
Katy Pool Chelsea Beam GENESIS Sci-Fi
Scott Reintgen Aaron Cole FIVE DAYS OF NIGHT Sci-Fi
Karuna Riazi Kelsie Cleboski LEAP Fantasy
Chelsea Sedoti Melissa Call LETTERS FROM APARTMENT FOUR Contemporary
Rachel Lynn Solomon Jennifer Lane THURSDAY'S CHILD Contemporary
Misa Sugiura Veda Kumarjiguda A SHELTER FOR UNCLES Contemporary
Mary Elizabeth Summer Chelsey Abercrombie SOLDIER Sci-Fi
Sarah Tolcser Meghan Stigge THE VIOLENCE OF A BEATING HEART Contemporary

Additional Picks

If you are one of the mentees chosen as an additional pick by a mentor (or co-mentors), congratulations! You’ll have a full mentoring relationship with your mentor(s) regardless of whether you were listed as a primary or additional pick–there is little distinction between the two.

Tracey Neithercott Dana Black THE HEIR OF DRAVEN Fantasy
Kayla Olson Ashley C. Darling THE ADEPT Fantasy
Karuna Riazi Dvorah Sperling CHILDREN OF SAND AND SUN Fantasy
Alexa Donne & Mary Elizabeth Summer India Hill DAMSEL IN DISTRESSED JEANS Magical Realism
Mary Elizabeth Summer Johnnie Blevins LUCID Sci-Fi