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Pitch Wars Webinars: First page critiques with Editor Bess Cozby and Agent Lauren Spieller

Wednesday, 14 March 2018  |  Posted by Brenda Drake


Pitch Wars Webinars presents . . .

First page critiques with Editor Bess Cozby and Agent Lauren Spieller

The first page of your MS is the first impression editors and agents get of your work. Ever wonder how they might be reacting to your first page? Join our upcoming Pitch Wars Webinar and let Tor Editor Bess Cozby and Triada Literary Agent Lauren Spieller critique your first page LIVE!

This webinar will offer feedback to all participants. Bess and Lauren will critique as many pages as they can during the live hour and will guarantee written feedback to every registered participant within two weeks, focusing on voice, world building, stakes, and conflict.


The Details…

When: Tuesday, April 3

Time: 8:30 pm ET 

Cost: $35

Action: You will be asked to provide your first page no later than one week before the session, March 27. Instructions on how to provide your page will be sent in the confirmation email to registered attendees.

Please note: Registration is limited to the first 50 participants.


If you would like to purchase the recording, please go here and fill out the recording form. You will receive the recording up to one week after the webinar, but there will not be any critiques given. You will only be able to see the critiques given to some of the attendees.

Thank you for your interest in Pitch Wars Webinars!

About Bess Cozby…

Bess Cozby writes epic stories in expansive worlds from her tiny apartment in New York City. By day, she’s an Editor at Tor Books, where she acquires middle grade, YA, and adult fiction for their Starscape, Tor Teen and Forge Imprints. She is also Web Editor for the popular writing website, DIYMFA.com. Her work is represented by Brooks Sherman of Janklow & Nesbit Associates.

Tor Teen

About Lauren Spieller…

Lauren Spieller is a literary agent who lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband. When she isn’t writing, she can be found drinking lattes, pining for every dog she sees, or visiting her native California. Your Destination is on the Left is her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter @laurenspieller. Lauren is represented by Jim McCarthy of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

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About Pitch Wars Webinars . . .

The Pitch Wars webinar series was developed to help writers at every stage of their careers. Mentors and industry experts will host webinars focused on pitching, publishing, developing craft, and more.

Pitch Wars is a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions to shine it up for agents. The mentors work with their mentees for two months before an agent round. Learn more.

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  • nita abbott says:

    Hi! if there is any space left in the webinar on first pages in April please let me know. thanks.

  • Carol Zink says:

    i registered for this webinar on March 14 but didn’t get the information on how to submit for the first page. Can you confirm and send the details? Thanks.

  • Faye says:

    Any news on when the feedback will be provided to participants?

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