Young Adult Fiction First Pages, with Andrea Cascardi

April 16th, 2018 - May 10th, 2018

with Andrea Cascardi

Group started
Get feedback on your first 15 pages with literary agent Andrea Cascardi of Transatlantic Agency. How it works: Submit your first pages to the group on April 16th, when the group officially kicks off. Then, there is a two-week period where you and your group members will exchange feedback on one another's work. Andrea posts her critiques at the end of this time. After the critiques, there will be a 2-hour call/web meeting, where each writer gets time with Andrea to address key feedback themes and discuss both manuscript and writing questions.

Inked Voices & Andrea Cascardi are pleased to offer a place in the workshop, free of cost, to a diverse writer or to a writer of an #ownvoices work. Apply:


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 Andrea Cascardi

Andrea Cascardi has held senior editorial positions at Random House and Disney Publishing, and was an agent with Transatlantic for ten years before returning to the Publisher role at Egmont USA. As an editor she acquired and edited Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King winner Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold, the Raffi Songs to Read series, and Pura Belpre winner Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez among many other award-winning books. As an agent she represented many bestselling and award-winning titles including Clare Vanderpool’s Newbery winner MOON OVER MANIFEST and Printz Honor winner NAVIGATING EARLY, e.E. Charlton-Truillo’s Stonewall winner FAT ANGIE, New York Times Bestseller NUBS: A MUTT, A MARINE, AND A MIRACLE, and Texas Bluebonnet winner TEN RULES YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT BREAK IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE THE SCHOOLBUS by John Grandits.

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Mon, Apr 16th: Writers submit first 3750 words
Mon, Apr 16th - Mon, Apr 30th: Writers critique one another's pieces
Sun, Apr 29th and Mon, Apr 30: Andrea posts critiques
Thurs, May 3rd: Webinar debrief call 8-10:00pm ET
Thurs, May 10: Group closes