Back by popular demand, SiWC Idol offers a peek into the minds of agents facing the slush pile. Anonymously submit the opening page of your manuscript if you like or simply listen and learn. The inimitable Jack Whyte reads at random from the submissions pile until our agents stop him when they’d have stopped reading in their offices and then they tell us why. Or maybe, if you're really lucky, they ask for more. This is a tough, subjective assessment and a great learning experience. NB Submitted pages will not be returned, but will be recycled.
FAQ: One page, double-spaced, in a readable 12-pt font will be accepted at the front of the room at the beginning of SiWC Idol only. Submissions will not be accepted at any other time or in any other place, including our registration desk. Submissions left at registration will be recycled when received.