Saturday, December 26, 2015

Free 1st 5 Pages Workshop Opens January 2!

Our January workshop will open for entries on Saturday January 2, 2016, at noon, EST. We'll take the first five Middle Grade, Young Adult, or New Adult entries that meet all guidelines and formatting requirements. Click here to get the rules. I will post when it opens and closes on Adventures in YA Publishing and on twitter (@etcashman), with the hashtag #1st5pages. In addition to our wonderful permanent mentors, we have author Sharon Cameron and agent Laura Crockett!

January Guest Mentor –  SHARON CAMERON

SHARON CAMERON is the author of The Dark Unwinding, A Spark Unseen and Rook. She was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work for The Dark Unwinding, which was her debut novel. Sharon lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and you can visit her online at


History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a single, red-tipped rook feather left in their place. The mysterious Red Rook is the savior of the innocent, and a criminal in the eyes of the government.

Meanwhile, in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy RenĂ© Hasard is the last chance to save her family from financial ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to the doors of Bellamy House, Sophia discovers that her fiancĂ© is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.

Who needs a wedding ring when you can pick up a sword?

Purchase it at your local bookstore, or online at:

Rook by Sharon Cameron at AmazonRook at Barnes & NobleRook at Powell's BooksRook by Sharon Cameron at Indiebound
January Guest Agent – LAURA CROCKETT

Laura Crockett, an agent at Triada US, is interested in a variety of YA and adult fiction. In YA, she is interested in contemporary realistic fiction (such as study abroad experiences, strong female friendships, falling in love, anxiety and abuse), high and low fantasy, and gothic horror. In adult fiction, she is interested in WWI and WWII historical fiction, gothic horror, neo-Victorian mystery, contemporary women's fiction, and fantasy.

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