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Slush Pile Workshop #16

With Writing Show host Paula B.

Download and listen to Slush Pile Workshop #16 here

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 #16:

The Sovereign Mind  Urban Fantasy. A man in exile seeks to right the wrongs of his past through a saviour only he can find.

Desperation: The Favor of God for the Poor in Spirit  Non-fiction “Christian Living” category. Cruel circumstances, fractured relationships, bruised emotions and strained finances—God meets us in the desperate places of our lives, delights to restore us, and sends us out into a desperate world.

"Fetching Paradise"    Fiction. Short Story. Clark’s efforts to prove he was a man worthy of notice gets him twenty-five years in the Garden of Eden’s jail. But that’s not his biggest problem. During his brief escape from the Garden of Eden, he saw Eve with her paramour, a snake if ever there was one; someone Clark knew, hated and wanted to ruin.

Host: Paula B.
Date: June 27, 2011
Running time: 48:43
File size: 23 megabytes
Rating: G