Middle Grade First Pages, with Alex Slater

January 17th, 2018 - February 13th, 2018

with Brooke McIntyre

Group started
Get feedback on the first 3750 words (15 pages) of your MG novel with literary agent Alex Slater of Trident Media Group. How it works: Submit your first pages to the group on January 17th, when the group officially kicks off. After that, there is a two-week period where you and your group members will exchange feedback on one another's work. Alex will post his feedback towards the end of that time. After critiquing your work, Alex will hold a webinar where each writer gets individual time to ask questions, brainstorm ideas and review feedback. This is a great opportunity to meet other writers, learn from their feedback, and get feedback from an agent who knows the publishing market.

Inked Voices & Alex Slater are pleased to offer a place in the workshop, free of cost, to a diverse writer or to a writer of an #ownvoices work. Learn more:https://inkedvoices.typeform.com/to/bZ62qH


Who this workshop is for: Middle grade fiction writers interested in market and editorial feedback from an agent and interested in meeting other middle grade fiction writers.

Focus: MG - middle grade

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

Alex Slater has been with Trident Media Group since 2010. In that time, he worked for years as a Foreign Rights agent, exclusively selling the agency’s children and teen projects to translation publishers, and attending the Bologna, London, and Frankfurt Book Fairs. He is still building his list with middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as with graphic novels, thrillers, and memoirs. Some of his clients include Jodi Kendall, Kelly Yang, and J.W. Ocker.


Wed, Jan 17th - Group starts and submissions due
Fri, Feb 2nd - Critiques due
Tues, Feb 6th, 8-10pm ET - Debrief call
Tues, Feb 13th - Group workspace closes