TeenPit Thanks Our Judges

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! Advertisements

It’s time! Congrats to our TeenPit Class of 2019 winners!

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!

It’s time for TeenPit!

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 submissionsteenpit@gmail.com and will include the following … More It’s time for TeenPit!

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 #3

Welcome to the #TeenPit Class of 2017! Mentee: Angela Wang Mentor: Lyndsay Ely Title: ALL THOSE WHO WANDER Genre: YA Sci-Fi Questions: When did you start writing? Farther back than I can remember! (Eight? Nine?) My first “novel” was actually a picture book about unicorns, done in gel pen. What inspired your #TeenPit project? I … More Meet the Mentees: Post #3

#TeenPit Entry #3 – THE OUTLIERS, YA Fantasy

Pitch: Seventeen-year-old Li and her team—a shy poet, a reluctant traveler, and a shifty ally—must learn to work together to stop the Lord of Bridgestone before he destroys the town with his fanatical ideas. Unless someone in the team betrays them first. First page of manuscript: The mission was simple. Get the Innocent and get … More #TeenPit Entry #3 – THE OUTLIERS, YA Fantasy


Pitch: Anxiety-ridden, sixteen-year-old Chloe Hart wants to save the world on her mission trip to Costa Rica. But when Chloe tumbles into the year 1920 in a Costa Rican sanatorium, she’ll have to save herself first, or she and her friends will become yet more ghosts in the most haunted place in the country. First … More #TeenPit Entry # 2 – THE MYSTERIOUS HAUNTINGS OF CHLOE HART, Paranormal YA