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 you a better writer.
- Your mentor might suggest books, articles, and the like for you to read after the contest is over.
- When your mentor sends you your edit, DON’T PANIC. Read it over several times. Take notes. Digest what they’re saying BEFORE you make changes.
- Don’t forget that your mentors are professional writers. This is their JOB. There may be days that they can’t immediately answer your emails or questions. Be patient and respectful of their time. They will get back to you as soon as possible!
- If you are having a problem in the contest and you need a question answered IMMEDIATELY contact me or Mike Mammay on Twitter or through the submissionteenpit @gmail email address.
- Most of all, have fun and learn! Take lots of notes on what your mentor tells you to do. They will be looking at your writing much differently than your teachers do. This is not a graded assignment; but it is all about learning how to be a writer.
And now for the mentors. In no particular order:
Ashley D. MacKenzie I’M DISAPPOINTED
Becky Dean REFLECTIONS
Carrie Callaghan THE MYSTERIOUS HAUNTINGS OF CHLOE HART
Emily Ungar YOUR HOUSE, MY RULES
Gracie West SHE’S A HURRICANE
Heather Cashman THE SURGE
J. R. Yates LUCID
Jamie Manning SARACEN BLOOD
Jen Ferguson THE OUTLIERS
Judi Lauren LIKE HURRICANES
Julie Artz MYSTICS
K. Kazul Wolf A POOL OF DEAD BUTTERFLIES
Kerbie Addis OUT OF MY MIND
Kim Long ERA OF ECHOES
Kristen Ciccarelli SIX MEANS FORTUNE
Kristen Lepionka GHOSTS DON’T KILL
Leigh Mar SHADOWS OF SIN CITY
Lisa Schunemann THE DREAMON
Lyndsay Ely ALL THOSE WHO WANDER
M.K. England CARRIERS
McKelle George DEVELOPING NEGATIVES
Sharon Johnston CHOSEN
Sheena Boekweg THE MIND BEWITCHED
Stacey Trombley RENEGADE
Timanda Wertz THE LOST ONES
Tracy Gold INFINITUM