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Slush Pile Workshop #18

With Writing Show host Paula B.

Download and listen to Slush Pile Workshop #18 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 #18:

Visage.  Short Story, Fiction. A slacker finds life-changing inspiration when he discovers the image of Jesus in an apartment he shares with his girlfriend.

Tagged.  Science Fiction. It was as simple as saying yes. Save the country from violent crime, yes. Save the country from self inflicted health illnesses, yes. Control illegal immigration, yes. Control inappropriate thoughts ....As Dr. Aliceann Carpenter wavers between accepting a promotion or cataclysmic chaos, Jason Sygmoore has already decided the fait of the nation and very little stands in his way, mostly Aliceann.

Reunited.  Andrew is closing possibly the final chapter of his political career when he gets devastating news that changes his life.

Host: Paula B.
Date: August 15, 2011
Running time: 49:45
File size: 24 megabytes
Rating: PG (swearing, some religious issues)