OUR 2022 SCHEDULE

 

JANUARY

 

WRITING COMPETITION – Friday, 15 January

  • Submit a query package to a beta reader for the chance to win a full manuscript critique

  • Please check the guidance before participating.

  • Follow @SlushpileSteven and join our mailing list for updates.

 

ACTIVITY – Saturday, 16 January

  • Select a song that represents your WIP and Tweet it.

  • No rules, no prizes - just be respectful and have fun!

  • Use #PitchPerfect and tag @SlushpileSteven to join!

 

BOOK CLUB – Saturday, 29 January

  • Niki will host her first-ever book club meeting on Twitter!

  • We’ll discuss Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody.

  • Feel free to drop by anytime! For more information, read this article​.

  • Use #ReadwithRhys and follow @NikiRhysWrites!

 

FEBRUARY

 

BOOK CLUB – Saturday, 26 February

  • We’ll discuss Persuasion by Jane Austen.

  • Feel free to drop by anytime! For more information, read this article.

  • Use #ReadwithRhys and follow @NikiRhysWrites!

 

MARCH

 

BOOK CLUB – Saturday, 26 March

  • We’ll discuss Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.

  • Feel free to drop by anytime! For more information, read this article​.

  • Use #ReadwithRhys and follow @NikiRhysWrites!

 

APRIL

 

PITCH COMPETITION – Saturday, 2 April

  • Tweet your pitch for the chance to win a query letter (traditional publishing) or book blurb (self-publishing) critique.

  • Read the guidance before participating.

  • Follow #SlushPit and join our mailing list for updates.

STORY SLEUTHS BOOK CLUB – Saturday, 4 April

  • Kelly will host four Zoom calls where you will meet fellow writers and discuss what makes the book's structure work.

  • Read more about the book club in this article.

  • Ready to join? Sign up here!

 

MAY

 

QUERY SWAP – Saturday, 7 May

  • We're hosting a query swap - all you need to do is sign up and we'll match you with someone writing in a similar genre. You and your new buddy will swap query letters (or book blurbs) and give each other feedback!

  • More information coming soon!

 

JULY

 

BOOKWORM BOUND – Friday, 5 August

  • Dress up in an outfit that fits ANY book (published or unpublished) for a chance to win a prize.

  • Please check the guidance before participating.

  • Presented in partnership with Fantasticarium.

 

 

AUGUST

 

PITCH COMPETITION – Saturday, 27 August

  • Tweet your pitch + first paragraph for the chance to win a free first chapter (or up to 5,000 words) critique.

  • Read the guidance before participating.

  • Follow #SlushPit and join our mailing list for updates.

SEPTEMBER

FIRST CHAPTER SWAP – Saturday, 17 September

  • Want feedback on your first chapter? We're hosting a swap!

  • All you need to do is sign up and we'll match you with someone writing in a similar genre. You and your new buddy will swap first chapters and give each other feedback!

  • More information coming soon!

OCTOBER

 

TALES & WAILS COSPLAY – Friday, 14 October

  • Write a spooky short story and create a costume for a chance to win a prize.

  • Please check the guidance before participating.

  • Presented in partnership with Fantasticarium.

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