Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First Page Fridays

The Slushbusters have decided that we'd like to host a weekly critique of first pages. After a flurry of e-mails, here's what we've come up with.

On Fridays, we will post one excerpt of a reader's first pages for critique. The comment section of that post will be open for critiques. We'll make sure that at least one Slushie will include her critique of the first pages as well. If our brave contributor is willing, we'll post a revision of the first pages on the following Wednesday. (We've found it's always helpful to let folks see your revision.)

If you want to participate, please send us the first 400-450 words of your work in progress. You don't have to submit first pages from a kid's book. We'd be happy to see pages from adult fiction. However, we do want to maintain a G-rated environment, so please don't send first pages that include lots of profanity or explicit scenes. Address e-mails to polishyourpitch at gmail dot com, put "First Pages" in the subject line and the excerpt in the body of the e-mail. (Don't send it as an attachment.)

We'll assign you a number and let you know where you stand in the First Pages queue. We'll also send you a reminder when we post your pages.

If we get first pages by tomorrow night, we'll have one posted by Friday. We're so looking forward to this! It just seems right that a critique group's blog should regularly have, you know, critiques.

Can't wait to hear from you.


Steena Holmes said...

I'm in! About to send it to you but wanted to let you know I've nominated you lovely ladies for the Sunshine award on my blog :)

Michelle said...

Cool! Thanks, Steena.