Pitch Wars … the mentor list!
Jun22

Pitch Wars … the mentor list!

  What is Pitch Wars, you ask? Pitch Wars is a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions to shine it up for agents. The mentors also critique the writer’s pitch to get it ready for the agent round. Mentors also pick one alternate each in case their writer drops out of the contest. Writers send applications (query and first chapter of manuscript) to their four mentor choices that best fit their work. The mentors then read all their applications and choose the writer they want to mentor for two months. Then we hold an agent round with over a dozen (sometimes close to twenty) agents making requests. Go to this post for the full contest schedule: http://www.brenda-drake.com/2014/05/contest-schedule-yep-im-getting-organized/ This contest is open to MG, YA, NA, & Adult fiction. Completed manuscripts only. We had so many successes the last Pitch Wars that I’ve decided to add more mentors to this round. We have 75 mentors. Yes, 75!! There will be a mentor wish list/bio bloghop on August 4-18. Each mentor will post what category and genres they will consider to mentor. The submission window to send in the applications will be open for 24 hours on August 18. For now, you can check the mentors out on Twitter by clicking on the links below. Also, Marieke Nijkamp is putting together an “Ask the Mentors” event on the Twitter hashtag, #PitchWars. We’ll post more information  and dates for it soon.   And now, here are your Pitch Wars mentors … Update: Sean McConnell had to back out of Pitch Wars, but taking his place we’re excited to have … Dionne McCulloch Michelle Hauck Jennifer Blackwood Amy Reichert N.K. Traver Gail Nall Diana Gallagher Dannie Morin Joy McCullough-Carranza Rae Chang Brent Taylor Sarah Henning Molly Lee Eden Plantz Mónica Bustamante Wagner Stephanie Garber Stacey Lee Elizabeth Briggs Evelyn Ehrlich Julie Sondra Decker Trisha Leaver Karma Brown Naomi Hughes Erica Chapman Sarah Nicolas Jaye Robin Brown Dan Koboldt Renee Ahdieh Brianna Shrum Kara Leigh Miller S.K. Falls Sarah Guillory Rebecca Yarros Jami Nord Fiona McLaren Kristen Strassel Lori Goldstein Lauren Spieller Juliana L. Brandt Maggie Hall Whitney Fletcher Virginia Boecker Veronica Bartles Ben Brooks Mina Vaughn Meredith McCardle Brooks Benjamin Marieke Nijkamp Jason Nelson Kate Karyus Quinn Jaime Loren Ricki Schultz Stefanie Wass Jessie Humphries Stacey Trombley Lindsay Currie K.T. Hanna Natasha Neagle E.M. Caines Shana Silver Emily Martin Brighton Walsh Rachel Lynn Solomon Cole Gibsen Sharon Johnston L.S. Murphy Catherine Scully Jessie Devine Kes Trester Kelly Loy Gilbert Ronni Arno Blaisdell Trisha Leigh Charlie Holmberg Cecily White Stephanie...

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