Friday, October 21, 2016

Thank You to the Mentors and Participants of October's 1st 5 Pages Workshop!

Congratulations to all of the participants who worked so hard during our October 1st 5 Pages Writing Workshop! And a big thanks to our wonderful guest mentors, Anne Pillsworth as our author mentor, and Shannon Powers as our agent mentor! And as always, thank you to our talented and fabulous permanent mentors, who read, comment, and cheer on our participants every month!

Speaking of our wonderful mentors, we have exciting mentor news!

ILLUSION by AYAP and 1st 5 Pages founder, Martina Boone, comes out on Tuesday, October 25! I loved this YA fantasy, a swoony southern gothic, so you won't want to miss it!

FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP by Sarah Glenn Marsh was published on October 11. I couldn't put down this atmospheric historical fantasy!

MOTLEY EDUCATION by S.A. Larsen is a perfect fall pick for middle grade readers. Fanatasy, mystery, and a great friendship - this book has something for everyone!

CURSING FATE, the sequel to Brenda Drake's fabulous YA fantasy, TOUCHING FATE, will be coming out in November! You can add it to your shelf on goodreads!

And check out the cover reveals for Janet B. Taylor's sequel to INTO THE DIM (which I adored!) SPARKS OF LIGHT and Stephanie Scott's YA contemporary, ALTERATIONS! I can't wait to get my hands on them!

Our November workshop will open for entries on Saturday, November 5 at noon, EST. We'll take the first five Middle Grade or Young Adult entries that meet all guidelines and formatting requirements. (Double check the formatting - each month we have to disqualify entries because of formatting.) 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 Ohlin as our author mentor, and Tracy Marchini as our agent mentor.

We will be taking a hiatus for December, opening again in January, 2017! So get those pages ready - we usually fill up in under a minute!

Happy writing (and revising!)


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