First Page Challenge

Writers and students! We’re excited to let you know about a fun, interactive conference event planned for Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18. We will have three First Page Challenges this year, where our panel of judges will share their on-the-spot expertise in a high-energy environment. Participants submit the first page of a novel, short story, or creative non-fiction piece in one of the following three categories: Adult Fiction (Friday 12-1:30pm), Children/YA (Friday, 2-4pm) and Adult Non-fiction (Saturday, 12-1:30pm). These texts will be viewed anonymously on an overhead display while the panels give their impressions of strengths and weaknesses as it is being read aloud. It will be a risk-free chance to see why editors put down manuscripts and why they read on, what agents look for in a potential client’s work, and what creative instructors really like. As the pages are to be presented anonymously, please do not have your name anywhere on the document you submit.

Deadline for submissions was May 30, 2016.

 

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