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Slush Pile Workshop #22

With Writing Show host Paula B.

Download and listen to Slush Pile Workshop #22 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 #22:

Purple   Science Fiction. A flawed family man, damaged by grief, battling to be the father he should be. An alien race attack and his life is changed forever, unknown heritage, the brother who wants his family and friends dead. His birth right thats make’s him the only one that can stop the extermination of the human race.

Godkiller  Historical Fantasy.   What would you do if all you had was taken? Where would you go, how far would you take it. Who would you kill? What if your God was your enemy?

Host: Paula B.
Date: December 17, 2011
Running time: 44:36
File size: 22 megabytes
Rating: PG (profanity, violence)