Okay, #TeenPit Class of 2017! Everyone take a seat! Now, class. You’re mentors are ready to take your pages and help you make them awesome. Here are a couple of important things to remember: Your mentor will work with you to make your pages shine. Your mentor might give you additional homework to help make … More The #TeenPit Mentor Reveal is HERE!!!
Inhale. Exhale. Okay #TeenPit, we’re closing in on the announcement of mentor pairs. I know you’re excited, but I don’t think you are remotely as excited as your mentors! They have read your pitches and your first pages. They cannot wait to introduce themselves and begin reading your work! Since our pairings went much faster … More #TeenPit–The Next Steps
Can you believe it! We’re ready to #TeenPit! Read all of the rules and requirements fully. Now is the time to ask questions! The basics: Teens who wish to enter #TeenPit must be high school-aged students (grades 10-12). Students who do not attend a traditional high school must provide proof of age and educational status. … More Entering #TeenPit – Submission Window Opens on April 15th at 8 AM EDT
It’s time! Coming April 15th, the entries will open for #TeenPit. Waiting on the sidelines will be a fantastic group of writers waiting to work with our finalists. We are so grateful for the donation of their time and expertise! Who are these wizards of the writing world? Allow me to introduce you to them! … More #TeenPit Mentor Reveal!!
Welcome to #TeenPit! We’ve gathered some fantastic writers to help decide who makes it into the mentor round of our inaugural #TeenPit contest. Welcome to our FIRST ROUND READERS!!! Heather Van Fleet is stay-at-home-mom turned book-boyfriend connoisseur. She’s a wife to her high school sweetheart and a mom to three little girls, along with her … More #TeenPit – First Round Readers
Don’t let the title fool you; LEFT HANGING is not how you’ll feel after diving into Cindy Dorminy’s latest release from Red Adept. Meet Darla and Theo; a young couple with a past and an impossible future. LEFT HANGING opens with a dip into their early relationship, and we get to enjoy their first look, … More NEW RELEASE! Cindy Dorminy’s LEFT HANGING
#TeenPit entries open on April 15th! Now is a great time to work on that short, 50 word pitch. But…where do you begin? There are a wealth of fantastic posts out there about building the perfect pitch. If you’ve been following Twitter pitch contests for as long as I have, you know what I mean. … More The Short Pitch – #TeenPit
Do you like reality TV? Do you forgo work, doctor’s appointments, or manicures to tune in to the latest Bachelorette? Are you at the end of your couch waiting for the next victim to swim home from the island? You do? Then Laura Heffernan has a treat waiting for you: AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR! About … More Blog Tour & Giveaway: AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR by Laura Heffernan – NEW RELEASE!
Welcome to #TeenPit! I know this is the moment you’ve been waiting for all week, and we are thrilled to share with you the grand prize waiting for our successful teen writer! Wait for it. A bit more. Okay. Are you sitting down? We think you should. The winner of the inaugural 2017 #TeenPit contest … More Major #TeenPit News!
As a writer and a teacher, I have come to understand something about myself and my craft: I like working with new writers. Wait. What? Yes. New writers. The ones who are just beginning their journey toward the published page. Writers like my high school students. Or writers who are taking those first tentative steps … More Working with the Newbies