Saturday, April 30, 2016

MASSIVE MAY MENTOR GIVEAWAY!


It's May! The air smells fresh, public holidays are coming, and there's a layer of possibility springing out from the blooming flowers.


OK, so in reality it's actually either pouring hard or there's snow on the ground depending on where you are in the world, but hey, we're starting this month full of positivity. And so should you!

But wow! Where has the year gone? We hope you're enjoying all the fantastic info we're posting on the site, and you know that you can hit us up with any questions not only in the blog comments, but also via Twitter anytime. We love to hear your feedback, so don't be shy!

May is a great month. For one, it means Pitch Wars is gearing up behind the scenes. Mother Brenda is running some workshops on her blog and this year's mentors are being gradually announced.

And we have a fab month of blogging coming up for you too. It's YA month, so expect a wealth of juicy, delicious bites from some gorgeous mentors to help you hone your YA novel.

But to make a positive start to this sunnier time, we have our giveaway. And it's pretty darn special, if we might say so ourselves. Are you ready? Below you'll see all the prizes on offer. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here with the following:


Your name
Your Twitter handle
The category and genre of your WIP (so if you win we can match you up with the best mentor)


And then go tweet the following to the world:


I just entered the @WWTMentor MASSIVE MAY MENTOR #GIVEAWAY! You should do the same! http://writingwithmentors.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/massive-may-mentor-giveaway.html #PitchWars



Yes, that's it! If you don't have a Twitter account, don't panic, just leave a gushing comment below and that will guarantee your entry.

So, here's the list of prizes on offer...


1. Kim Long: a three-chapter (max 30 pages) critique, preferably MG or YA

2. Katie Bucklein: a query critique

3. Sharon Johnston: e-book of Divided

4. Kes Trester: a 3-pass query critique

5. Julie Dao: a query critique

6. K.T. Hanna: a first chapter (or 10 pages) critique

7. K.T. Hanna: e-book of Chameleon

8. Molly Lee: a paperback of Edge of Chaos (US only)

9. Michael Mammy: ten page critique preferably SF/F/Thriller/Mystery

10. Kara Leigh Miller: first chapter critique preferably romance

11. Kara Leigh Miller: e-book of Dangerous Love

12. Lynnette Labelle: 3-pass query critique YA, NA, or adult

13. Fiona McLaren: a synopsis and first chapter critique

14. Samantha Joyce: ebook of Flirting with Fame (US only) as well as a swag pack (US/CANADA)

15. Juliana Brandt: a query and first chapter critique

16. Kelly Siskind: e-book of Chasing Crazy

17. Kelly Siskind: e-book of My Perfect Mistake

18. Michelle Hauck: a query critique

19. Trisha Leaver: a three chapter critique (up to 30 pages)

20. Alexandra Alessandri: a first 10 pages critique (MG/YA)

21. Kendra Young: a 10 page critique

22. Marty Mayberry: a 10 page critique 

23. Rachel Lynn Solomon: a query critique

24. Kelly Hopkins: a 3-pass query critique


WOW! WOW! WOW!

AMAZING!

That is a lot of goodness right there. So, don't hang about, enter now. The giveaway closes on May 14 so check back shortly afterwards to see if you're the luck winner!

Share us, RT us and spread our love. We want to reach and assist as many writers as we possibly can.

Thank you, and good luck!

119 comments:

  1. Wow -- what a great giveaway! Thanks, you guys! *fingers crossed*

    Jennifer Dillard
    @JMCDillard
    Middle Grade - realistic fiction

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  2. Hi guys! Omg...WOW!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are all absolutely amazing, seriously. Hope you know just how much your generosity & guidance is appreciated <3 I would absolutely LOVE a 3 Chapter critique please, so pls put my name in the fab hat for that! It's a YA SCI-FI with Spec-fic aspects, set in Britain in a future underwater world. Twitter: @london_shah
    Thanks a million to all involved in this amazing giveaway <3 And all the best to those entering! London Shah xx

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  3. Ooooh, yes please! How wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Mel @paintandwords
    MG Historical Fantasy

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  4. John Berkowitz
    @John_Berkowitz
    Upper Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy

    And thank you for this fabulous opportunity!

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  5. Allison Castle
    @AllisonCastleYA
    YA Sci-Fi

    Thanks for doing a giveaway! :)

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  6. Wow, so awesome!! Thank you for offering this amazing giveaway!

    Tamara Mahmood-Hayes
    @hayes_tm
    Contemporary Women's Fiction

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  7. Wow that's amazing!! Thank you for this incredible opportunity and good luck to everyone!!!

    Raneem Khankan
    @RaneemKhankan

    YA/Fantasy

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  8. Amanda Perry
    @BeingPerry
    YA Historical Thriller with a dash of romance & Magic!

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  9. Ah this is exciting!!

    Maia Moore
    @andalittlemoore
    YA fantasy

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  10. Rachel J. Somer
    @rjsomer
    YA Romantic Sci-Fi
    Thank you!!

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  11. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!

    Alexandra Wendt
    @alexwendt14
    YA fantasy w/ some historical

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  12. Ash Holland
    @thealphascreed
    YA Dystopian

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  13. Maura Jortner
    @maura_jortner
    YA time travel

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  14. Laura V. P.
    @lauravpvp
    YA Fantasy

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  15. Thanks for doing this! :)
    Megan LaCroix
    @meganklacroix
    YA Fantasy

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  16. Thanks so much for doing this! :)
    Kelly Barina
    @TsuyoKirai
    YA Fantasy

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  17. YAY!
    Lacee Little
    @laceelh
    MG Fantasy

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  18. This is awesome, thank you ever so much for the opportunity!

    Tracy L. Rodgers
    @tracylrodgers
    YA LGBT Contemporary w speculative twist!

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  19. Wow! This sounds pretty amazing! Thank you so much for all the hard work everyone on this list does!

    Sarah Worley
    @Twin_Lotus
    YA Urban Fantasy

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  20. Tomi Adeyemi
    @tomi_adeyemi
    Diverse YA Fantasy

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  21. Wow! This is amazing! Thank you all for doing this!

    Leah Smith
    @SmithLeahR
    YA Fantasy

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  22. Neicole Crepeau
    @neicolec
    Adult Spec Thriller

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  23. All these prizes sound great!

    Leigh Stanfield
    @leighmstanfield
    YA Fantasy/Dystopian

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  24. Meg Ripley
    @ripley_meg
    YA Speculative Thriller

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  25. Sounds wonderful.

    Ben Langhinrichs
    @blanghinrichs
    (Lower) MG Fantasy

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  26. Thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway. Fingers crossed.
    Lorraine Hawley
    @dreaminofanovel
    adult urban fantasy

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  27. Thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway. Fingers crossed.
    Lorraine Hawley
    @dreaminofanovel
    adult urban fantasy

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  28. This is awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Sabrina Hayle
    @canadiansabs
    Adult urban fantasy

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  29. Cool beans!

    Claudie Wilson
    @cawilsonaz
    Suspenseful women's fiction

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  30. Super!
    Susan Paxton
    @SusanPaxton4
    YA contemporary

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  31. Hoorah!

    Devon Sillett
    @ladyliterology
    MG Fantasy

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  32. Brett Rushing
    @BrettRushing
    Upper MG Sci-fi/Fantasy

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  33. Sarah White
    @recentlysarah
    YA Contemporary/Mystery

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  34. Super cool!

    Cassandra Frances
    @CassandraFrance
    YA, steampunk fantasy.

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  35. Susan Monroe McGrath
    @sumomcgrath
    YA Contemporary Fantasy

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  36. What an amazing opportunity! Thank you!

    Melanie Pendleton
    melpend77
    MG Mystery

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  37. Christina Fritts
    @yssirhchrissy
    YA Post-Apocalyptic/SF

    Thank you all! What a generous giveaway <3

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  38. Thanks!!!

    Suja Sukumar
    @SujaSukumar
    diverse YA contemporary / romance

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  39. Wow, thanks for this amazing opportunity!

    Karah Sutton
    @Karahsel
    MG fantasy

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  40. Susan Antony
    @lampreincarnat
    YA Romance with magical realistic elements.

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  41. Samantha Messer
    @samanthamesser_
    Adult contemporary romance

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  42. Chuck Robertson
    @chuckookoo
    Young Adult Paranormal Horror

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  43. Emily Reeves
    @EmilyMReeves
    Upper YA; Fantasy

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  44. Coooool (*goes out looking for a lucky charm somewhere*)!! :o)

    Micky O'Brady
    @DocOBrady
    YA, suspense/romance

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  45. Rose Ketring
    @blurosemd
    YA, Women's Fiction

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  46. Anitha Robinson
    @AnithaRobinson
    MG, Fantasy

    All smiles for this amazing opportunity!

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  47. Julie Walters
    @juliewalters16
    YA, Contemporary Fiction

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  48. Jami Sinclair
    @invisiblejami
    MG Suspense
    Thanks!

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  49. Awesome giveaway!

    Lola Flowers
    @LolaPoetic
    Women's Fiction

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  50. Sean Leith
    @SeanJLeith
    Young Adult Science Fiction

    Thanks so much, this is fantastic! :) Such a great opportunity for all the aspiring writers!

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  51. Rosanne Bane
    @RosanneBane
    Soft Science Fiction

    Thanks for the opportunity. I'd love to win a critique.

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  52. This is so exciting! Thanks so much for running this giveaway!

    Melanie @melaniethegreat
    YA — contemporary, realistic, LGBTQIA+

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  53. Daka Hermon
    @dakadh
    MG Mystery

    Thank you so much!

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  54. Jackie Batston
    No twitter
    YA fantasy
    Thanks so much. This is a lifeline.

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  55. Laurel Decher
    @laureldecher
    MG fantasy

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  56. Bonajean McAneney
    @SugrrSays
    YA lgbt/alcoholic family

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  57. Hope Ebel
    @HopeEbel

    YA Fantasy

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  58. Wow! Thanks, everyone, for doing this! I'm always amazed at the the generousity of writing people.

    Lily Grigorova-Schaarschmidt
    @liligrg1
    Adult Fantasy

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  59. A BIG thank you! Always appreciative of what you do <3

    Charlotte Andrews
    @candrewswriter
    Women's Fiction

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  60. I'm all in for this opportunity.
    Judy L Mohr
    @JudyLMohr
    Adult High Fantasy

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  61. Please count me in neck deep!
    Jack McGee
    @rockscience101
    NA Historical Fiction (Native American W/Mysticism-Fantasy Elements)

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  62. Wow, thanks mentors for providing these opportunities!
    Kellie Byrnes
    @KellieJByrnes
    PB, fiction

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  63. Thanks very much for the opportunities! I greatly appreciate the effort.
    Marc Mosh
    MG Science Fiction

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  64. Sarah Alexander
    @SarhAlexander7
    NA Romance

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  65. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Nicole Brake
    @nicolealana
    YA Fantasy

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  66. What an amazing and truly generous offer! Thank you so much for creating such a brilliant opportunity :D

    Faith Rivens
    @faith_therivens
    Adult - High Fantasy

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  67. Yet again, the writing community proves its awesomeness. Thank you mentors!

    Todd Sturgell
    @sturgelldraws
    Picture Book - Fiction

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  68. Brittany Stoj
    @beestoj
    YA - Fantasy

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  69. Woot woot!

    Jo Cassidy
    @authorjocassidy
    Adult Contemporary

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  70. Thanks!!

    Maggie Eilertson
    @maggieeilertson
    YA/NA Contemporary

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  71. Thank you so much for doing this!

    Alice Reeds
    @Alice_Reeds
    YA Contemporary (LGBTQ+ and mental illness)

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  72. This is amazing, you guys! Thank you for the chance!

    Courtney Kaericher
    @Court_Kae
    YA Fantasy, Retelling

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  73. This is amazing, you guys! Thank you for the chance!

    Courtney Kaericher
    @Court_Kae
    YA Fantasy, Retelling

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  74. Amber Weaver
    @AmberWeaver75
    NA Speculative

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  75. Melissa A Graham
    @MelissaGraham85
    Adult Horror (Psychological)

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  76. This is really awesome! Thanks!
    Logan Mahlum
    @mahlumlogan
    Adult commercial fiction

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  77. This is fab!!!
    Rosiee Thor
    @rosieethor
    Young adult science fiction

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  78. Stephanie Porcello
    @StephPorcello
    Adult Women's Fiction

    Thank you!

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  79. Amy Ritscher
    @AlienKnitter1
    YA SciFi (of course)

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  80. Lilian Vercauteren
    @LDVercauteren
    Contemporary adult inter-cultural fiction with a splash of humor. :)
    Cool contest! Thanks for organizing.

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  81. Jyoti Mansfield
    @jjpeebody
    NA fantasy, magical realism

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  82. Olga Esquivel-Holman
    @HolmanOlga
    YA Contemporary Fantasy #Diverse

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  83. Sofia Fionda
    @sfionda12
    Young Adult Fantasy

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  84. Dani Camarena
    @DaniLCamarena
    MG Adventure Fantasy

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  85. Mica Scotti Kole
    @micascotti
    Adult Fantasy

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  86. Jennifer Brown
    @itsjennylbrown
    MG Fantasy

    What an amazing giveaway!

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  87. Bonnie Woodward
    @HRuthMiller
    Adult Romance

    Thank you!

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  88. Ah-mazing! Loving the Pitch Wars community.

    Amelia Creed
    @amelia_creed
    YA contemporary

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  89. Wowee! Great prize lineup.

    Lana Pattinson
    @lana_pattinson
    YA Historical Fantasy or YA Time Travel

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  90. Wow! This is exciting!

    Paul Oliveria
    @paulopocket
    YA LGBT/Contemporary

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  91. Erin Blake
    @sneaky_monkee
    YA romance

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  92. Katy
    @K_R_Green
    New Adult Fantasy

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  93. I am finishing up my debut women's fiction and very excited about the possibility of winning one of the critiques! Thank you so much for offering this opportunity!!

    Debra Lynn Ross
    @CorpCommExec
    Upmarket Women's Fiction

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  94. Thank you for this awesome opportunity!

    Christine L. Arnold
    @ChristineRnold
    YA Fantasy

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  95. Eve Pendle
    @evependle
    Historical romance

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  96. Benjamin Inn
    @benjamininn
    Wuxia (YA fantasy)

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  97. Shana Targosz
    @shanatargosz
    MG Historical Fantasy

    Thanks so much!

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  99. Sylvia Pamuk
    @sylviapamuk
    diverse YA Fantasy

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  100. Thanks for the chance!
    Melissa Miles
    @mjmiles
    MG contemporary

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  101. Josie Smith
    @_Josie_Smith_
    YA 2 POV dystopian, one of which is the villian

    Thank you so much!

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  102. Paul Wallbridge
    @mcwriteface
    Middle Grade Fantasy

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  103. Thank you so much! You guys rock :)
    Rose Black
    @wordsofrablack
    Adult Fantasy

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  104. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Erin Boudreau
    @erinwritesbooks
    MG contemporary

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  105. Thank you for this opportunity!
    Tamara Girardi
    @TamaraGirardi
    YA contemporary

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  106. Do we need to have a completed manuscript?

    Eve Messenger
    @EveMessenger
    YA fantasy

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  107. Vanessa Peay
    @vanessaepeay
    YA Alternative Historical Fiction

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  108. Yes, I would kill for any of those. Well, not kill, but I would jump really high! :-)

    Amanda Stahl
    @amandapanda81
    NA Paranormal

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  109. <3 <3 <3
    Charis M. Ellison
    @agreyeyedgirl
    YA fantasy

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  110. Jamie Beth
    @Jamie_Beth_S
    YA Realistic Fiction

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  111. Ashlyn Kravitz
    @ashlynwriting
    YA Contemp Fantasy Retelling

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  112. Pasquale A. Neri
    @ManNamedNeri
    YA Fantasy/Sci-fi series

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  113. Tom Navratil
    @TomNavratilism
    Adult upmarket suspense

    Thank you mentors for your generosity.

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  114. Thanks for this opportunity!
    Suzi Guina
    @SuziGuina
    YA fantasy, fairy tale retelling

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  115. Tania Conejo
    @TaniaConejo
    YA fantasy, sci-fi, romance

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  116. Lexie Cenni
    @PRationality
    Fantasy

    Thank you for the chance!

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  117. Donea Lee Weaver
    @donealee
    YA light Sci-Fi

    Thank you!!! 😀

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  118. Hi, where do we find the listing of winners?

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