Each week, we invite an agent or editor to choose one of your first pages--and spend ten minutes commenting on those pages on the air. Kelly chose a page of YA fiction with a magical element by Erin Shachory.
We talk about Kelly's time as a contracts manager and the switch to agent--plus, of course, how Erin's page is a great example of showing magical details through imagery, letting the reader figure them out--and impressing us with her subtlety.
Feeling brave? Want to submit your page for consideration? Send it to Academy@ManuscriptWishList.com as a Word document with--and this is important--"First pages podcast" in the subject line. The expert of the week will choose his or her favorite to discuss.