June 2018 Workshop

Our June Workshop kicked off on Saturday, June 2nd at noon EST. Our  Wednesday Twitter chat is planned for June 6th for participants past, present, and future to chat with mentors and our agent. Join us on the #1st5pages hashtag and get your questions answered by the experts!

The First Five Pages Workshop is here to help writers find their manuscript's best possible opening with the help of two of our permanent author mentors and a featured guest author. The Workshop runs over the course of three consecutive weeks. In the final week, a literary agent will review the pitch and final draft of the pages. Not only will the agent provide notes, they will also offer a partial request and critique for at least one selected winner.

And that's not all! The workshop isn't just for the writers who have submitted manuscripts. For any writer, seeing how each manuscript evolves with the help of our mentoring authors and literary agent can be an unparalleled learning experience in how publishing really works and how professionals and readers read. 

Follow along and see the transformation on each of the workshop manuscripts: what worked, what didn't work, and why. This page will always have the most recent workshop displayed with additional workshops linked below.  Follow along with the workshop! Additional workshops are also available in chronological order on the site sidebar.


Guest Mentors








Kim Culbertson,
 Author of THE WONDER OF US






Literary Danielle Burby
 of Nelson Literary

Workshop Entries

The Tragedies by Ben Lacey
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Mentors: Kim Culbertson, Heather Cashman, and Shari Larsen
       Agent's Comments

The Great Mouse Prophecy by Ariadne Lukas
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Mentors: Kim Culbertson, Beth Turley, and Rob Vlock
      Agent's Comments

The Handmaiden by Christine Oh
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (Time Travel)
Mentors: Kim Culbertson, Candace Granger, and Heather Petty
       Agent Comments

KONADAI by Elisa Stryker
Genre: Young Adult Science Fantasy
Mentors: Kim Culbertson, Sarah Grimm, and Stasia Kehoe
       Agent Comments



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Previous Workshops

      (Use sidebar links for earlier workshops)
        

Enter Your Own First Five Pages    

Interested in participating yourself? See here. But even if your own manuscript isn't in the workshop, seeing how the manuscripts evolve over three weeks with the help of our mentoring authors and literary agent can help you make HUGE leaps forward with your own manuscript.

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