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Slush Pile Workshop #7

With Writing Show host Paula B.

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Welcome to The Writing Show Slush Pile Workshop!

This podcast series is designed to help you practice capturing readers’ attention. Inspired by literary agent Kristin Nelson’s two-page pitch sessions, Writing Show host Paula B. will play agent and comment on your anonymous submissions on the show.

You know how important it is to hook a prospective agent or publisher in your first couple of pages. If you send your work out before it’s ready, you could squander an important opportunity. Don’t risk it. Try your material out on us first—for free!

For each work, there will be two possible outcomes:

  1. We stop reading before we get to the end. If that happens, we’ll tell you why.
  2. We like it! If we were agents, we’d be asking to see more.

Here are the submissions for Slush Pile Workshop #7:

The Spell  Young adult fantasy. A young wife, whose husband throws her out of their home for practising wizardry, gains entry to Zoff School of Wizardry where with the aid of her dragon familiar she fights the terrible Malnous to save her new friends, the school, and her sanity.

Back of My Hand  Women's fiction/Christian fiction.It's 1968, and Beverly Stuart has just been forced to surrender her daughter for adoption. With life as normal no longer an option, she tries to mend the baby-sized gap left in her heart.

Dead Hunt  Horror. Dead Hunt is the thrilling tale of a desperate father’s undying love, a daughter frozen in time, and the small group of teens trapped in the aftermath of walking dead.

Host: Paula B.
Date: November 21, 2010
Running time:   48:16
File size: 23 megabytes
Rating: G