What is Author Mentor Match?
In short, Author Mentor Match is a mentorship program that pairs aspiring authors (or self-published authors) with seasoned published and agented authors. The awesome thing about this program is that it’s supposed to help authors who have a completed manuscript and are in the process of querying agents, improve both their manuscript and query letters. The reason why this program is so sought after because the authors you’re paired up with have already gone through the query and publishing process so whatever advice they may have for you is truly valuable and sound.
Why have I decided to Enter this program?
I came across this program by chance (through a Twitter hashtag no less!), but it reminds me a lot of Pitch Wars, which I submitted to last summer but sadly didn’t receive a mentorship through that. However, since I participated in Nanowrimo this past November, I have a new manuscript that I think is ten times better than my Pitch Wars submission, so I wish to try my luck with this.
What I hope to get out of this program is:
- Write a powerful query letter.
- Feedback from a professional of both my letter and manuscript.
- Forging a friendship/professional relationship with a fellow writer, as only writers can understand certain things about what you go through!
GIRL THAT YOU FEAR, a YA Horror that’s Speak meets The Exorcist.
Spencer Torres seemingly has it all, she’s beautiful, popular, smart, and on her way to becoming the school’s valedictorian. However, after a visit on the Queen Mary ship, something goes amiss. It all begins with the ominous taps she hers on the walls and the nightmares of an enigmatic, yet creepy young man called Dever. Her therapist believes she’s simply under stress. But Spencer secretly believes another truth. One far more sinister. She thinks she may be possessed by the demon Dever, and a part of her doesn’t mind. A part of her relishes in her new power. Especially when triggered by a song she remembers a sexual assault that she had repressed in her mind. Now, with vengeance as her sole companion, she seeks out to destroy all of those that were to blame for her rape. She doesn’t care if it even means that she will lose her soul in the process.
Who else is participating in Author Mentor Match? Let me know!
4 thoughts on “I’ve Applied to be a Mentee in Author Mentor Match!”
Hi Azzurra! I always read your posts in my mailbox but The Girl You Fear made me want to write this comment. The premise sounds so promising and interesting. It has me intrigued and I would love to read the book as well. I hope the program works in your favour! Lots of love.
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Aw thank you so much Sarika! I hope that it gets picked up too as I feel this book is very strong character wise and message wise. Thank you for your comment! 🙂
Oops! Looks at me not getting the title right! I meant “Girl That You Fear”.
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Haha no worries!