Young Adult Fiction First Pages, with John Cusick

September 26th, 2017 - October 20th, 2017

with Brooke McIntyre

Group started
Get feedback on the first 3,750 words (15 pages) of your YA novel with literary agent John Cusick of Folio Literary Management. You'll share your pages with John and a small group of YA writers at the event start. Then, you will have two weeks to critique one another's work. John will post his feedback at the end of the two weeks. After the critiques, we'll hold a webinar debrief, where each person is given time to ask John questions about their manuscript feedback, as well as market and craft questions. This is a great opportunity to meet other YA writers and get feedback from an agent familiar with the children's publishing market in a small group setting.

Inked Voices and John Cusick are pleased to offer a free spot to a person of color writing an #ownvoices work. To apply, fill out a short application here:


Who this workshop is for: Young Adult fiction writers interested in market and editorial feedback from an agent and interested in meeting other YA fiction writers.


Group size: 8 writers

Submissions: Writers should submit their first 3,750 words (15 pages) for critique.


Members: $82; Non-members: $99

About Brooke McIntyre

John M. Cusick is an agent with Folio Jr. / Folio Literary Management, representing picture books, middle-grade, and young adult novels. He is also the author of GIRL PARTS and CHERRY MONEY BABY (Candlewick Press), as well as a regular speaker at writers conferences. His clients include New York Times Bestselling authors and award-winners. You can find him online at and on twitter, @johnmcusick.


Tues, Sept 26 - Writers submit
Tues Sept 26- Tues, Oct 10th: Writers critique one another's pieces
Mon Oct 9th-Tues Oct 10th: John posts critiques
Oct 10th - All critiques due!
Thurs, Oct 12th - Webinar debrief call 8-10:00pm ET
Thurs, Oct 20th - Group closes