Saturday, May 5, 2012

1st 5 Pages May Workshop Is Open for Submissions

The May First Five Pages workshop will open for submissions at noon today. The details are here:

First Five Pages Workshop Details

In a nutshell, we'll take the first five Young Adult or Middle Grade entries of no more than 1250 emailed to us in t he body of an email sent to us in RTF format (no attachments!) that have the author's name, the title of the work, and the genre of the work clearly labeled at the top. Email it to kidlit at Please be sure to read the complete rules because we will not be able to reformat entries for you. Please also be certain that you are willing to work on the manuscript all month and that you are willing and able to provide constructive feedback to the other workshop participants.

The guest mentor this month will be Kat Zhang. See below for information on her debut novel!


by Kat Zhang

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else--two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren't they settling? Why isn't one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn't...

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she's still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet...for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

Happy writing this week, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there to all
    Great beat, I hadn't thought about it quite that way.
    Waiting for more


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