A perennial SiWC favourite!
Attendees who want to turn in the first page of their manuscript at the front of the room in the minutes before the session. These are selected at random to read to our panel of agents. When they’d stop reading if the page was a submission, they raise their hands. Two hands, and the reading stops. Then you get to hear why they would – or wouldn’t! – stop.
This session is a great way to see what agents see when they read your work, and hearing what makes them stop reading other people’s, AND what works for them, is amazingly helpful to your own writing.