Thank you to our wonderful, #TeenPit judges!

TeenPit would not have been possible without the generous donation of time and talent from the wonderful writing community. Our judges read every entry, agonized over their decisions, and selected our fabulous TOP FIVE. We are thankful for their commitment to the craft and their dedication to supporting future writers. Thank you all! Laura Heffernan … More Thank you to our wonderful, #TeenPit judges!

Meet the Mentees: Post #11

Our great Class of 2017! You’ve done us proud! Mentee: Bethany Stevenson Mentor: Kristen Cicceralli Title: Six Means Fortune Genre: YA Fantasy Questions: When did you start writing? I basically started writing as soon as a I could hold a pencil. I filled notebooks with scribbles or random letters to write stories before I could spell. … More Meet the Mentees: Post #11

Meet the Mentees: Post #10

And our final round of mentee interviews from the #TeenPit Class of 2017 Mentee: Kirsten Van Goethem Mentor: Carrie Callaghan Title: The Mysterious Hauntings of Chloe Hart Genre: Paranormal YA Questions: When did you start writing? I’ve written a lot of my life, for school we wrote short narratives. My writing usually found its way … More Meet the Mentees: Post #10

Meet the Mentees: Post #7

Mentee: Lyric Shard Mentor: Kristen Lepionka Title: GHOSTS DON’T KILL Genre: YA Mystery Questions: When did you start writing? I have been writing since I can remember, but I wrote my first piece worth reading when I was seven. Then I burnt those ten pages. Literally. What inspired your #TeenPit project? When you go to a military … More Meet the Mentees: Post #7

Meet the Mentees: Post #6

We’re so proud of these #TeenPit mentees! Mentee: Maeeda Khan Mentor: Kimberly Long Title: Era of Echoes Genre: YA Fantasy Questions: When did you start writing?  I started writing when I was around six years old. I wrote my first ever incomplete book that was a parody of the Frog Prince. I only seriously began … More Meet the Mentees: Post #6

Meet the Mentees: Post #5

More members of our #TeenPit Class of 2017! Mentee: Sarah Ulery Mentor: Stacey Trombley Title: Renegade Genre: YA Fantasy 1. When did you start writing? I’ve written since I was a kid; in elementary school, I’d write little “books” because I wanted to be like J.K. Rowling, my favorite author at the time. I seriously started … More Meet the Mentees: Post #5