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February 24 - 28, 2017

The St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop provides an ideal mix of experienced professionals dedicated to working one-on-one with aspiring authors to not only teach them the knowledge and skills they must have to be successful, but also provide them with valuable commentary on their completed novel or work-in-progress. All writers will work with a Pulitzer winner, a Hollywood Producer, a senior publishing house editor, as well as two literary agents and a seasoned writing workshop leader.

Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the oldest city in America. But what is the oldest city in America like? Imagine the French Quarter in New Orleans meets Santa Cruz, California, and as a bonus, a miles-long strip of white Cocoa Beach thrown in for good measure. The best of classic Florida and old-world Spain fuse to form a unique world that provides us with the ideal location for both a stimulating and productive writer event.

The St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop creates an intimate and professional environment that combines private meetings with small-group workshops, thus enabling aspiring authors to wisely approach the writing and publication of their novel. At the St. Augustine event, aspiring authors will: 1) work one-on-one with authors and savvy market professionals; 2) acquire the market skills and advanced story and narrative technique they must know to become published; 3) learn the necessary inside mechanics of the publishing business; and 4) leave the workshop with a detailed plan to work towards publication of their novel... [continued]



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Before choosing an Algonkian event we recommend an event comparison.

- December 8 - 11, 2016: New York Pitch Conference, NY, $799 - Map/Directions

- February 16 - 19, 2017: New Worlds, New Voices SFF , CA, $985 - (Map/Directions)
- February 25 - 28, 2017: St. Augustine Author-Mentor, FL, $2850 - (Map/Directions)

- March 21 - 25, 2017: Algonkian Writer Retreat and Workshop, FL, $1195 - (Map/Directions)
- Rolling Admissions: Algonkian Novel Writing Courses, $799 - Online


The The New Worlds, New Voices Sci-Fi and Fantasy Workshop teaches the most successful technique and craft in the context of each writer's work-in-progress while also facilitating coaching sessions with established professionals, but just as importantly, the professionals of NWNV goal-focus their event on discovering and developing new SFF authors and projects with an aim towards commercial novel and short fiction publication.


Below are introductions to both our online and offline events, writer conferences and workshops, including the New York Pitch Conference. Links to more info regarding the books displayed below and their relationship to Algonkian can be found at Algonkian Commentary and on Algonkian AS News.



ALGONKIAN WRITER CONFERENCES WEBSITE
  Algonkian Workshops, Conferences, and Retreats
Information and connections to Algonkian events throughout the year including the New York Pitch, Algonkian and Monterey Novel Retreats, the Write to Market Conference and The Santa Barbara A-M, plus writer commentary, syllabus, articles, the new agent blog, and more. Notable links include the Algonkian FAQ and the Event Comparison page ... Read More


ALGONKIAN AUTHOR SALON.COM
  Online Community For Writer Groups and Showcasing Work to Agents
The Algonkian Author Salon serves as an effective bridge between aspiring authors and business professionals in commercial publishing. AAS editors actively network with major New York publishers, as well as top literary agents. Writers at the Algonkian Author Salon may join or form effective writer critique groups ... Read More


THE NEW YORK PITCH CONFERENCE
  Algonkian Workshops, Writer Conferences, Retreats
The flag ship of the Algonkian writer events. If you can make it here you'll make it national, and perhaps even land a few foreign rights sales. Best acquisition editors and workshop leaders in NYC take you through the paces of writing and pitching successful a commercial novel. Success rate speaks for itself. Notables include New York Pitch Conference News Page and Faculty page ... Read More


ALGONKIAN NOVEL WRITING COURSES AND MS REVIEW
  16 Course-Module Novel Incubator
Write or rewrite your novel as you progress through the online Algonkian program a step at a time, the aim to make it as commercially competitive as possible on all levels. Your work is reviewed by a faculty professional who acts as your mentor, and together you set publication goals and discuss representation options while engaging in edits as needed ... Read More


ALGONKIAN AUTHOR CONNECT AT AUTHORSALON.COM
  Algonkian Online Forums and RSS Feed Board
Home of the Algonkian Novel Writing Program forums and 16 assignment modules covering all aspects of market, structure, and craft; banners to Eudora and Ray, All The Epiphany You Can Swallow, and more; AAS Commons and as well as writer news feeds by Salon.Com, Women on Writing, Chuck Sambuchino, Writer Unboxed, and Evil Editor ... Read More


A Gallery of Memories to Celebrate Our 13 Year Anniversary
  Algonkian Conference Event Photos and Captions
We can't believe it either. After starting on the banks of the Potomac in 2002, Algonkian has grown from a single novel workshop to an ongoing series of successful events from Santa Barbara to New York city. In honor of the anniversary, we've included a few pics from past events, even Harper's Ferry. Highlights include, "Bring Me Coffee or I'll Make a Napkin Puppet!" ... Read More


















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At the Algonkian Writer Retreat you can be as goal-focused or hesitant in approach as you wish. You can go to a workshop or two, discuss your novel with us, have your synopsis and writing samples read by our onsite mentors, or just clear your head and find your path, whatever works for you, whatever helps you grow as an aspiring author... [more]











It began at Algonkian Park and evolved into "The Fiction Class" by Susan Breen. Going into 2016, Algonkian events have assisted and networked writers into dozens of agent and publishing contracts. More information can be found on our commentary page.  




THE NEW YORK PITCH CONFERENCE


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