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Slush Pile Workshop #20

With Writing Show host Paula B.

Download and listen to Slush Pile Workshop #20 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 #20:

The Song to End All Songs   Middle Grade Adventure/Fantasy. When the shaman can't tell Raya where wind comes from, she runs away from her island home to find her own answers and becomes entangled in the machinations of a wizard from a parallel reality who plans to destroy the world with bad music.

Between the Two Worlds  Fantasy.   Elitor is a broken kingdom, yet it is all fifteen year-old Arlet Shantman has ever known. A glimmer of a promise lies beyond its faded walls; yet to seek this hope will bring her into danger, and secrets will be unveiled which may determine the fate of all who dwell in the world of Renorith.

Host: Paula B.
Date: October 4, 2011
Running time: 01:06:02
File size: 31 megabytes
Rating: G