FIRST PAGES - Editor + Agent
August 24 @ 6:30 PM EST
Russell Busse, Assoc. Editor, Little Brown
Jill Corcoran, Jill Corcoran Literary Agency
We've done first pages at conferences, and now I'd like to bring it to the virtual stage. What can we learn about the important set up of story from those who send in their pages for review live.
Only 15 writers will be able to register as a first-page participant and agree to have their manuscripts read and reviewed live, will receive direct feedback on their projects. Our editor and agent will comment on the concept, first breath, line, paragraph, characters, pages, originality ... and so much more. First pages will be shared with Russell and Jill without names and tags, but will be read live for feedback. You must be registered as a PARTICIPANT in order to have your first page read live.
Those who register as LISTENERS will benefit from the advice discussed live.
Our editor and agent will also discuss first pages they have acquired and what made them great. Sample books will be shared along with top tips about what made them sing.
This will really inform the way you think about your project—you will not want to miss this live, engaging webinar.
Russ Busse is an Associate Editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers where he works on picture book, middle grade, and young adult projects, as well as graphic novels and licensing programs. For picture books, he gravitates towards anything with a lot of heart and humor (an off-the-wall premise is a major plus). For middle grade and young adult, he looks for genre-bending stories that bring readers in immediately, with strong characters and unique twists.
Among others, he has edited the CatStronauts series of graphic novels, picture books with Todd Parr, licensed books for Marvel, My Little Pony, and Teen Titans Go!, and several upcoming projects. Find him online @r_busse.