Barbara Berson is a literary agent with the Helen Heller Agency, specializing in literary fiction, YA fiction, and memoir; and a freelance editor recently named a finalist for the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. Previously, she was for ten years Penguin Canada’s children’s publisher and Senior Fiction Editor, where she worked with many talented and award-winning authors.
A panel of judges shares their on-the-spot expertise in a high-energy environment. Participants submit the first page of a novel, short story, or creative nonfiction piece and these texts will be viewed anonymously on an overhead display. Panelists give their impressions of strengths and weaknesses as it is being read aloud. This is a risk-free […]