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Slush Pile Workshop #12

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 #12:

The Java Wake  Travel Adventure Novel.. Stephen Cranton is thrust into a dangerous adventure soon after the reluctant business traveler lands in Indonesia and tries to spice up his predictable life with a brazen act of spontaneity.

The Atlas War  Science Fiction. In an alternate 1948, famous aviator Charles Lindbergh leads the Atlas rocket on a mission to colonize the moon. When the Atlas reaches space, the crew receives a mysterious alien message that will decide the fate of humanity forever.

A Green City  Cyber Punk. Alan Cody is a wanderer continually chased by a dark past which has left him scarred but when he finds a place where he might like to settle, a mentor, friends and maybe even love that past will threaten to destroy it all. Will he be able to master himself and conquer the juggernaut that has terrorized him all his life and save all that he has come to value in a world filled with death and danger? .

Host: Paula B.
Date: April 15, 2011
Running time: 52:57
File size: 25 megabytes
Rating: G