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Slush Pile Workshop #30

With Writing Show host Paula B.

Download and listen to Slush Pile Workshop #30 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 #30:

Lucky Strikes  Fiction.   When Layla Sinclair overdoses on heroin in a Westside car wash, her near death brings a new life as a shaman uses an extraordianry method to get her off dope, then introduces her to the dangerous world of eco terrorism.

Vacuum Professionals   Literary Fiction.  Phillip is an angst ridden twenty something, living in his head and stuck working for a demeaning nitwit.

Host: Paula B.
Date: August 18, 2012
Running time: 45:36
File size: 22 megabytes
Rating: PG (profanity and dark subject matter)