What is Cold Reads?

  • Real-time critique sessions of authors’ opening pages offered by literary agents Cate Hart and Jill Marr.
  • A volunteer cold-reads the first page aloud for the audience and panel.
  • Panelists provide feedback on what works and what doesn’t work for them and why.

When will Cold Reads Happen at A Taste of HNSNA?

  • The Cold Reads session will be held on July 23rd from 1-2 pm Central Time.

How do I Submit?

  • Please prepare the first page of your manuscript for the reader and panelists.
  • Remove all identifying information. Manuscripts must be anonymous.
  • Your page should be printed double-spaced with no fancy fonts. Times New Roman or Courier will do, in a legible 12-point font size.
  • Include the title at the top of the page.
  • Leave 1-inch margins.
  • Submit your manuscript page through Submittable from July 12 to 17.

Please note that submissions will be chosen at random. We will accommodate as many submissions as time allows; this is a VERY popular offering!

The Submittable link will be emailed to all registrants on July 12 or included in your confirmation email if you registered after July 12.

Register now for A Taste of HNSNA! Cost is $49 for the Full Day of Events.

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