Friday, June 3, 2016

Free 1st 5 Pages Workshop Opens Tomorrow!

Our June workshop will open for entries tomorrow, on Saturday, June 4 at noon, EST. We'll take the first five Middle Grade or Young 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 Nancy Holder, a NYT bestselling author, and a real sweetheart, as our author mentor, and the fabulous Pete Knapp of New Leaf Literary as our agent mentor. So get those pages ready - we usually fill up in under a minute!

Happy writing (and revising!)


June Guest Mentor: Nancy Holder

Nancy Holder is a multiple award-winning, New York Times bestselling author (the Wicked Series). She has won five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Association, as well as a Scribe Award for Best Novel (Saving Grace: Tough Love.) Nancy has sold over eighty novels, one hundred short stories, many of them based on such shows as Highlander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and others. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, two corgis, and three cats. You can visit Nancy online at


Narrated by alternating unreliable narrators, this dark thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. It's Saw meets I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Junior Robin Brisset has no idea what she's in for when she accepts an invitation to one of Callabrese High's most exclusive parties. And when the trademark scavenger hunt begins, Robin must go against every rule she's lived by to survive.

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June Guest Author Mentor - Pete Knapp

Peter Knapp is an agent at New Leaf Literary & Media, where he represents fiction for all ages. Previously, he was an agent at The Park Literary Group. He began his career as a story editor at Floren Shieh Productions, consulting on book-to-film adaptations. He graduated from New York University and lives in Brooklyn with his husband.

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