Thank you to all of the participants who trusted us with their pages, and worked so hard during our January 1st 5 Pages Writing Workshop - and congratulations to Emma Evenson, our workshop winner! And a big thanks to our wonderful guest mentors, Christina June as our author mentor and Abby Saul of The Lark Group as our agent mentor! As always, thank you to our talented and fabulous permanent mentors, who read, comment, and cheer on our participants every month!
The workshop is designed to help writers struggling to find the right opening for their novel or for those looking to perfect the all important first five pages before submitting for publication. Why the first five pages? Because if these pages aren't compelling, no agent, editor, or reader will continue reading to find out how great the rest of your story really is! Our February workshop will open for submissions on Saturday, February 2nd at noon, EST. In addition to our wonderful permanent mentors, we have Kelley Armstrong as our author mentor and Laura Crockett of Triada US as our agent mentor! So get those pages ready - we usually fill up in under a minute!
Happy Writing (and revising!)
About the Author:
Erin Cashman is AYAP's 1st 5 Pages Workshop coordinator, and a permanent mentor. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, three kids, and an energetic rescue dog. She writes YA fantasy. UNCHARTED is coming fall of 2018, and THE EXCEPTIONALS, a Bank Street College of Education best book of the year, is available now. For up to date information about the workshop, you can follow Erin on twitter here