First Pages is for writers who would like to share the first page of their unpublished story with a panel of publishing experts and authors who will read and comment live on it before an audience. Applicants will remain anonymous during the session. 

First Pages is open to all AFCC festival pass holders. Submissions are required prior to the festival.

The first 100 words of each manuscript will be read, and verbal critiques will be given during the session. The authors of submitted manuscripts will remain anonymous. 

Manuscript submission guidelines: 

  1. Writing samples submitted should be from unpublished children's books.
  2. One submission will be accepted per AFCC delegate.
  3. Submissions should be in MS Word doc format (.doc), with font size 11 and double spacing


Submission Form