First Pages and Portfolio Showcase

First Pages is an opportunity to receive feedback on your manuscript’s first page.

Bring two (2) copies of your anonymous manuscript first page, double spaced in 12-point font, with printed title (no author's name) 1/3 of the way down the page.

One entry per person with entries chosen randomly to be read aloud for feedback at the in-person Writers Day conference (4/27/24) at the Fresno State Library. 

Drop your two copies of your First Page paper-clipped together at the registration table when you arrive, in the First Pages box.

Please note that due to the expected volume of First Page submissions, there will not be enough time to read all of them. However, we expect that you will get a benefit from hearing all of the work being read aloud and commented upon by industry experts.

Portfolio Showcase

Illustrators, showcase your talents at Spring Spirit 2024. A portfolio showcase table will be available to display your work (portfolios and business cards) for attendees and faculty will be able to browse. Select faculty will judge the portfolios and select a "Best in Show" for the day.

Please keep portfolios to roughly 8.5 x 11 inches to allow enough for everyone's work.