October 16, 2010
In this freewheeling session, a professional actor will perform the first page of YOUR unpublished manuscript for the audience and a panel of four judges, including Esmond Harmsworth, Sorche Fairbank, Ann Collette and Caroline Zimmerman, all agents and/or editors with years of experience reading unsolicited submissions. Excerpts will be evaluated anonymously, and one winner will be crowned at the end of the session. To participate, you must bring THE FIRST 250 WORDS of your manuscript (fiction or non-fiction only, please) double-spaced, to the session, TITLED, with its genre marked clearly at the top. You will leave it in a box at the front of the room, and manuscripts will be chosen randomly by the actor. Unfortunately, given the volume of submissions, we cannot guarantee that yours will be read aloud. This session is not for the thin-skinned! Presented by Grub Street.