Saturday, November 22, 2014

December First Five Pages Workshop Opens On November 29!

The First Five Pages November Workshop has come to an end.  This group worked so hard on their revisions, and it showed! A huge thanks to our guest mentor,  J.R. Johansson (I can’t wait to read CUT ME FREE!) and also to Pam Glauber, my editor for The Exceptionals, and now a free lance editor.  And thanks to our own Rob Smith who read two participants entries this month.

We at the workshop are so proud of our amazing mentors!  COMPULSION, by Martina Boone, workshop founder, permanent mentor (and founder of AYAP), came out a few weeks ago, and is already #9 on Goodreads best books for the month! And FORBIDDEN, by permanent mentor Kimberley Griffiths Little, received a starred review by Booklist! 

Our December workshop will open for entries at noon on Saturday November 29, 2014. We'll take the first five Middle Grade, Young Adult, or New Adult entries that meet all guidelines and formatting requirements. In addition to our wonderful permanent mentors, we have the talented Peter Salomon, author of HENRY FRANKS and ALL THOSE BROKEN ANGELS, and agent Ginger Clark!

Click here to get the rules!


Peter graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.  His debut novel, HENRY FRANKS, published by Flux in 2012, was named one of the ten ‘Books All Young Georgians Should Read’ by The Georgia Center For The Book in 2014. His second novel, ALL THOSE BROKEN ANGELS, was published in 2014 by Flux. His short fiction has appeared in the Demonic Visions series and he was the featured author for Gothic Blue Book III: The Graveyard Edition. His poem ‘Electricity and Language and Me’ appeared on BBC Radio 6 performed by The Radiophonic Workshop in December 2013. In addition, he edited the first book of poetry released by the Horror Writers Association, Horror Poetry Showcase Volume 1.  He lives in St. Petersburg, FL with his wife Anna and their three sons

ALL THESE BROKEN ANGELS (Flux, September 2014)

Richard Anderson was the last person to see his friend Melanie alive. She vanished when they were six and while the police never found Melanie, a part of her remained—a living shadow that is now Richard’s closest friend.

For ten years, Richard has never questioned the shadow that keeps him company . . . until a new girl moves to town, claiming to be Melanie. Desperate to prove the girl is a fake, the shadow leads Richard to the place where her killer buried her bones. But Richard finds skeletons from several different children . . . and evidence suggesting that perhaps the shadow isn't who she says she is. (From Goodreads)

We are thrilled to announce that Ginger Clark, of Curtis Brown LTD., will be our guest agent for December! See below for Ginger’s bio!

Ginger Clark has been a literary agent with Curtis Brown, LTD. since the fall of 2005. She represents science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, literary horror, and young adult and middle grade fiction. In addition to representing her own clients, she also represents British rights for the agency’s children’s list. Previously, she worked at Writers House for six years as an assistant literary agent. Her first job in publishing was as an editorial assistant at Tor Books. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and a member of the Contracts Committee of the AAR. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband. Ginger is taking on new clients, and she prefers emailed queries. Please send just a query letter and your contact information to gc at She responds only if she’s interested in seeing material. 

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