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Slush Pile Workshop #27

With Writing Show host Paula B.

Download and listen to Slush Pile Workshop #27 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 #27:

Riverlilly   YA Fantasy. Welcome to the Land of Lin, where something strange is about to happen. All over again.

The War in Serendipity   Urban Fantasy/Horror  Ultra conservative residents living in a small, isolated harbor town have history they don’t like talking about. That’s because they all come from a long line of pirates, hookers, cutthroats and thieves.

Conversation on Thanksgiving  Short Story. 

A stoic mother and fragile daughter wrestle over unspoken demons on Thanksgiving.

Host: Paula B.
Date: June2, 2012
Running time: 01:11:18
File size: 34 megabytes
Rating: PG (some sexual content)