Adult Fiction First Pages, with Zoe Sandler

February 5th, 2019 - March 7th, 2019

with Brooke McIntyre

Group started

Get feedback on your first 15 pages with literary agent Zoe Sandler of ICM Partners. How it works: Submit your first pages to the group on February 5th, when the group officially kicks off. Over the next three weeks, you will exchange critiques with your peers. Zoe will post 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 Zoe to ask questions about their manuscript and get answers on writing questions.

Zoe and Sandler and Inked Voices are pleased to give away a spot, free of charge, to a writer from a diverse background. Apply:


Who this workshop is for: Writers of adult fiction, literary and commercial. However, Zoe is not looking for science fiction and fantasy, women's fiction, or romance, and so would not be the best reader for those genres.

Focus: Thriller - literary fiction - Commercial Fiction - mystery

Group size: 10 writers

Submissions: There will be one submission of 3750 words (about 15 pages).


Members: $82; Non-members: $99

About Brooke McIntyre

Zoe Sandler joined ICM Partners in October 2011, and spent her first years working for and learning from veteran agent Esther Newberg. She is actively building her own list of author clients, a mix of fiction and nonfiction, books for kids and for adults. Her nonfiction is focused in the areas of science, the environment, food policy, medicine, social justice, and anything about our relationship with the natural world. She likes her adult fiction dark and voice-driven, primarily within the crime and suspense categories. For middle grade and YA fiction, Sandler is drawn to quirky humor and voice-driven contemporary novels. Prior to joining ICM, she spent three years at an academic press in North Carolina, after graduating from McGill University in Montreal with a B.A. in English Literature and Hispanic Studies. She was born in England, raised in Southern California, and is delighted to call New York City home.


Tues, February 5th - Writers submit
Tues, February 26th - Critiques due
Thurs, February 28th, 8-10pm ET - Debrief call
Thurs, March 7th- Group closes