Saturday, January 3, 2015

3 Free First Five Pages Workshop Is Now Open!

The workshop is closed, and we'll be notifying successful submissions this afternoon! Thanks for submitting, and if you didn't make it this time, please don't forget that new workshops open at noon on the first Saturday of every month! 

The January First Five Pages Workshop is now open! We'll take the first five Middle Grade, Young Adult, or New Adult entries that meet all guidelines and formatting requirements. In addition to our wonderful permanent mentors, we have our own Lisa Gail Green, whose new novel, SOUL CROSSED, will be published on February 25, 2015 (how gorgeous is that cover?!!) and agent Tracey Adams of Adams Literary!

by Lisa Gail Green

One Demon.

One Angel.

One Soul.

Josh lived a reckless, selfish life, so upon his death, escaping the eternal torments of Hell by assuming the role of a powerful, soul-corrupting demon is an easy choice. His first soul assignment doesn’t seem too hard: the mortal Camden is already obsessed with weapons, pain, and torture. If only Josh wasn’t distracted by Cam's beautiful friend, Grace.

Grace never expected to die violently at age sixteen, but now she’s an Angel, responsible for saving a soul. She can already see past Camden’s earthly flaws, so the job should be be easy. If only that handsome, playboy Josh would stop getting in the way.

It’s forbidden for an Angel to be with a Demon, so if Josh and Grace stop resisting each other, the results would be disastrous.

And only one can claim Cam’s soul.


  1. Yes! The cover of Souls Crossed is awesome! And the pitch sounds great too. I need to at that to my good reads to read list!

  2. Ugh!! So missed this deadline! Definitely have to make February's. My last book that was selected was published in Oct. 2014, and it was named the Literary Classics 2014 Silver Award winner for PreTeen/Teen. Sons of the Sphinx ( Thanks First Five Pages!

  3. Thanks for all the backstory on Donna's newest book. I took workshops with her at Highlights Foundation and have read her books. She's amazing!


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