YA Science Fiction and Fantasy First Pages with Eric Smith

January 10th, 2019 - February 5th, 2019

with Eric Smith

Group started

Get feedback on the first 15 pages of your YA Science Fiction or Fantasy novel with literary agent Eric Smith of P.S. Literary. How it works: Submit your first pages to the group on January 10th, when the group officially kicks off. Over the next two and a half weeks, group members critique one another's work. Eric will post his written feedback towards the end of this time. After the critiques, Eric will hold a webinar for debrief and discussion, where each writer gets individual time to ask questions about their manuscript. 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 & Eric Smith 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: https://inkedvoices.typeform.com/to/Htb1JP


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

Focus: fantasy - Young Adult - Science fiction

Group size: 8 writers

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


Members: $82; Non-members: $99

About Eric Smith

Eric Smith is a literary agent and YA author from New Jersey. He specializes in Young Adult books as an agent with P.S. Literary, but also works on adult fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, pop-culture books, memoir, and more. His most recent book in his writing life is The Girl & the Grove (Flux, 2018), and his next novel, Reclaim the Sun, will be published by Harlequin's YA imprint Inkyard Press. You can learn more about the books he represents (and writes!) on his official website, www.ericsmithrocks.com, and watch him post pics of his corgi on Twitter at @ericsmithrocks.


Thurs, January 10th - Writers submit
Sun, January 27th - critiques due
Tues, January 29th, 8-10pm ET - debrief call
Tues, February 5th- Group closes