Pro Groups

Online writing workshops facilitated by professionals

First Pages Events Multi-month Pro Groups

First Pages Events

Professional feedback on your first pages. Like a conference roundtable, but online.

How it works

  • 1. Sign up for your event

  • 2. Join your group on the event start date (we'll email you your invite)

  • 3. Submit your first pages.

  • 4.

    Exchange critique.

    Participants give one another inline and general comments on submissions. Your Pro will critique each member's work. 
  • 5.

    Debrief.

    After comments have been shared, event attendees meet online to share insights and ask questions.
Who should attend?

This workshop is for writers who have completed a manuscript and are interested in getting agent feedback. We recommend putting your best foot forward and self-editing before sharing with the group.



Upcoming First Page Events

Picture Book Critiques with Melissa Manlove

July 8th - August 6th

Focus: picture books

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Members: $72
Non-members: $90

Adult and YA SFF First Pages, with Kurestin Armada

July 15th - August 13th

Focus: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Members: $82
Non-members: $99

Middle Grade First Pages Critiques, with Fiona Kenshole

July 22nd - August 21st

Focus: middle grade - MG

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Members: $82
Non-members: $99

Picture Books, with Jennifer March Soloway

September 7th - October 2nd

Focus: picture books

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Members: $72
Non-members: $90

Young Adult Fiction, with Laurel Symonds

September 9th - October 7th

Focus: Young Adult - YA

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Members: $82
Non-members: $99

Middle Grade Fiction Critiques, with Rachael Stein

October 10th - November 11th

Focus: MG - middle grade

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Members: $82
Non-members: $99

Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, with Naomi Davis

October 2nd - October 29th

Focus: fantasy - Science fiction

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Members: $82
Non-members: $99

Professional Critique Boost, with Melissa Gardner

September 15th - October 13th

Focus: adult fiction

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Members: $90
Non-members: $105

Picture Books, with Emily Feinberg

December 1st - December 24th

Focus: Children's Picture Books

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Members: $72
Non-members: $90

Fiction, with Ellen Bryson

January 2nd - April 18th

Focus: Young Adult - Adult - middle grade

Members: $355
Non-members: $410

Workshops

Become a better writer with consistent peer and professional feedback.

Peer Workshop

Meet other writers for support, accountability and feedback. Members critique one another’s work, share resources and hold discussions.

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Professional Feedback

Get consistent feedback from a professional on multiple chapters or drafts. Get answers to your questions in monthly office hours sessions.



Multi-month workshop groups


Middle Grade PRO Workshop with Author Jen Malone

September 1st - December 20th

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Members: $350
Non-members: $405

Young Adult Fiction, Summer/Fall 2019

July 17th - November 27th

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Members: $350
Non-members: $410

Advanced Picture Book Writing Workshop, Fall 2019

August 17th - December 11th

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Members: $265
Non-members: $305

Historical Fiction Workshop, with Kip Wilson

September 3rd - December 20th

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Members: $350
Non-members: $405

Deep Feedback Workshop, MG and YA

September 16th - November 22nd

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Members: $280
Non-members: $315

Picture Books, Revise and Resubmit Workshop, with Jennie Dunham

September 6th - December 10th

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Members: $155
Non-members: $195