Without our talented mentors and judges who generously donate their time, TeenPit would not be possible. This year we were so very fortunate to have Kim Long, Emily Colin, Fiona McClaren, Laurie Dennison, and Lindsey Frydman read and evaluate our teens’ manuscripts. It’s a difficult job with the talent we see!
Congratulations to our winners!! It was a tight race to the finish and we couldn’t be prouder of all our writers! FIRST PLACE: FORGETTING BILLIONS by Ananya Devarajan Mentor: Jennifer Camiccia 17-year-old Jasmine Karesh is struggling. Struggling to accept her PTSD after surviving a school shooting. Struggling to maintain her reputation as the perfect Indian … More It’s time! Congrats to our TeenPit Class of 2019 winners!
Mentor, Kerbie Addis: Sidra is a high school sophomore in Boston. Reading has been her favorite pastime since she could barely interpret picture books, and she hopes to draw others into the obsession by putting both her wild ideas and concrete beliefs onto paper. Reading and writing aside, Sidra loves acting, singing, playing piano, and … More Meet the TeenPit Class of 2019 Mentees!
Congrats to our Class of 2019 mentors and mentees! We’re so excited to work with you to improve your stories, help you gain new skills, and answer your publishing questions as you boldly march into your writing future! And.. the 2019 Mentor Pairs are: Vontae Jones: YA contemporary/own voices MENTOR: KC Karr Camille Simkin: YA … More Class of 2019, TeenPit Mentor Matches
TeenPit begins on Friday, April 5th at 5 PM EDT! Bring your best writing and enter to win a spot in the mentor round. Are you ready? Good! Here are the rules: When the submission window opens on April 5th at 5 PM EDT, entries will be emailed to email@example.com and will include the following … More It’s time for TeenPit!
TeenPit is a contest created to showcase teen writing prowess and help teen writers improve their craft! How do you enter? It’s easy: Write your best words! Send in your best first page, up to 250 words, and a 50 word pitch for your manuscript on April 5th, 2019. Finalists will be matched with a … More Welcome to TeenPit, Class of 2019
Congratulations to all of our TeenPit finalists and their mentors, and a big thank you to our judging panel! This has been a great learning experience for our teens and we are so appreciative of the mentor’s time and talents. Education is the basis of TeenPit; teens learning a little about the publishing world through … More And the winner is…..
And now, to introduce our fabulous TeenPit mentees! Lux is a Georgia local and plans to attend the University of North Georgia while serving in the National Guard. He is a voracious reader and avid tea drinker. Lux loves to surprise his readers with a good twist and make them laugh. Blood and Brine is one of … More Meet the TeenPit Class of 2018!
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for…. Time to announce the mentor matches! Mentees will receive an email from the submissionsteenpit@gmail email account with a link to a Google permission form. Please make sure a parent or guardian fills out the form not later than March 23, 2018. Watch your email for a welcome email … More TeenPit Class of 2018 Mentor Matches!
It’s time! TeenPit begins on Saturday! Bring your best writing and enter to win a spot in the Pitch Wars agent round. Are you ready? Good! Here are the rules: When the submission window opens on March 17th, entries will be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and will include the following information: Teen’s full name and email … More TeenPit Submission Window Opens Saturday, March 17th at 8 AM EDT