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

Middle Grade First Pages, with Fiona Kenshole (early June cohort)

June 1st - June 30th

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Members: $95
Non-members: $112

MG and YA SFF First 15 Pages Critiques, with Quressa Robinson

June 1st - June 29th

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Members: $95
Non-members: $112

YA and Adult SFF First Pages with Quressa Robinson

May 31st - June 25th

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Members: $95
Non-members: $112

Picture Books, with Talia Benamy, Cohort 1

June 4th - July 3rd

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Members: $86
Non-members: $100

Picture Books, with Talia Benamy, Cohort 2

June 8th - July 3rd

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Members: $86
Non-members: $100

Webinar: Five Kinds of Nonfiction: Understanding the Children’s Publishing Market

September 11th - September 11th

Focus: Children's - Picture Books - Nonfiction - Children's - Early …

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Members: $12
Non-members: $25

Young Adult Fiction First Pages, with Karyn Fischer

September 14th - October 12th

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Members: $95
Non-members: $112

Middle Grade First Pages, with Alex Slater

September 15th - October 15th

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Members: $95
Non-members: $112

Picture Books, with Bibi Lewis, Cohort 1 (daytime debrief)

September 23rd - October 22nd

Focus: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction - Children's - Picture B…

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Members: $86
Non-members: $100

Picture Books with Bibi Lewis, Cohort 2 (evening debrief)

October 9th - November 2nd

Focus: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction - Children's - Picture B…

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Members: $86
Non-members: $100

Picture Book Critiques, with Karen Boss

October 2nd - October 26th

Focus: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction - Children's - Picture B…

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Members: $86
Non-members: $100

Middle Grade First Pages, with Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

October 21st - November 16th

Focus: Children's - Middle Grade - Contemporary fiction - Children's…

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Members: $95
Non-members: $112

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

June 1st - August 31st

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Members: $270
Non-members: $330

Deep Feedback Workshop, with Sangeeta Mehta

May 4th - July 10th

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Members: $285
Non-members: $320

Advanced Picture Book Writing with Sean McCarthy, Summer/Fall 2020

July 12th - November 25th

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Members: $270
Non-members: $330

Advanced Middle Grade and Young Adult Workshop, Fall 2020

September 1st - November 13th

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Members: $410
Non-members: $455

Fiction, with Ellen Bryson: The First 100 Pages

September 20th - February 20th

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Members: $650
Non-members: $720

Advanced Picture Book Writing, with Christina Pulles - Fall/Winter

September 21st - February 5th

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Members: $270
Non-members: $330