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Slush Pile Workshop #13

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 #13:

"The Do-Over" Contemporary Fiction.Bogged down, bored, and uninspired with his living situation, a Generation X'er goes back to relive the college experience again - as an undergrad. He makes a last ditch stab at previous glory and gets more than he bargained for in a series of madcap adventures.

Off the Beaten Path  Commercial Fiction.  For his entire life, Jay had worked to achieve what mainstream society determined as success; a college degree, steady relationship, a job and a promising career. During his junior year in college, Jay looks at his life with a new perspective, and decides to break away from what is expected and find out what his life can truly be.

Host: Paula B.
Date: April 24, 2011
Running time: 43:55
File size: 21 megabytes
Rating: G