America's Best Novel-Writing Mentors Come to Cape Cod
Mission of the Provincetown Retreat - May 18 - 22, 2022 Application and Registration Mystery/Suspense, Thriller, SFF, General and Literary, Women's Fiction, Memoir
Join us in historic Provincetown, Mass for our new spring retreat on Cape Cod. Like other Algonkian events, Provincetown begins before you arrive and continues after you depart. Retreat writers receive specific assignments, readings, and private logins to Master Class novel writing forums ahead of time. At the conclusion of the retreat, writers are provided with a custom novel development program which includes additional faculty consult (see below).
Your Choice of Approach
You can be as goal-focused at this unique retreat, or as hesitant in approach as you wish. You can show us your manuscript, improve your skill set, clear your head, have your work read by our onsite writer mentors, whatever works for you, whatever helps you grow and find your vision as an author. You discuss with us ahead of time, via the Provincetown Retreat Application, the goals you wish to accomplish, and we'll work with you to make it happen. Do you need to discuss the reality of the market, or your novel project, plot and characters, or perhaps get feedback on the opening hook or a sample chapter? Or would you simply like a relaxed and productive dialogue about your goals as a writer?
Crucial Prep and Post-Event Development
As noted above, this one begins before you arrive and continues after you depart. Writers receive specific assignments and readings found in the novel development forums of Algonkian Author Connect. At the conclusion of the retreat, you will be provided a follow-up novel development program online which includes additional faculty consult. Participation is strictly voluntary, but we strongly encourage it, especially if you're serious about writing a commercial novel you wished to see published.
Daily Schedule Notes
NOTE: Participants in the retreat will meet on consecutive days with the best literary closers and mentors in the business, either Adam Chromy, Paula Munier, or Michael Neff (see bios on the right), who together combine 96 years of working with aspiring authors and ushering them to publication.
Faculty will be available for mutiple private consultations from 9 AM to noon and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM each day of the retreat. Choice of sessions and focus will be up to each individual writer. Additionally, as circumstances permit, faculty will join retreaters in their quest for superb dining and festivity opportunities on Cape Cod (which should not be difficult).
A Wondrous Location on the Cape Cod Peninsula
This majestic Cape Code location beside the Atlantic Ocean compares favorably with our Monterey and St. Augustine retreats in terms of providing both a scenic and productive writer retreat experience. Locations for meetings and consultations will vary according to the time of day. We have established several wonderful meeting places in town and on the shore.
We've set aside rooms in the popular and historic Anchor Inn on Commercial Street facing the beach. Writers are welcome to stay there at a discount of 10%. Writers are also welcome to stay elsewhere, as needed. Regardless, whether you stay at the Anchor Inn or nearby, the mid-town area of Provincetown is omnipresent, an easy walk to meals, coffee shops, indie bookshops, a historic library, and quirky boutiques.
Application, Registration, and More Details
If you have reviewed our mission and location, and found it suitable for your retreat purposes, please fill out our Provincetown Retreat application and tell us about yourself, your writing life, and what you wish to accomplish at the retreat. Once you fill it in and submit, give us up to five days to respond.
Registration for the Provincetown Retreat is $1095.00, and the link found below. We process all of our payments via Paypal because it is secure and very trustworthy. This fee covers event tuition, all mentor one-on-one meetings, any possible writing workshops, and all other writer activities associated with the retreat. By the way, Paypal processes a wide variety of credit cards, and you don't have to be a Paypal member to receive this service.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO USE A CREDIT CARD, PLEASE SEND CHECK VIA CERTIFIED MAIL (PAYABLE TO ALGONKIAN - Provincetown Writers Retreat) FOLLOWING APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE TO: ALGONKIAN WRITER CONFERENCES 2020 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW SUITE 443 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20006.
REFUND POLICY: Full refund up to 15 days before retreat event. In the case of very late cancellations, credit will be given towards future retreats or events.
Contact Us if You Need
If you do not find your questions answered on this page regarding the Retreat, please feel free to call us or write us.
Contacts as follows:
Email: info (at) algonkianconferences.com with the subject line: "Provincetown Questions"
Paula Munier is the Senior Literary Agent & Content Strategist at Talcott Notch Literary. She has created and marketed exceptional content in all formats across all markets for such media giants as WGBH, Fidelity, and Disney. A writer and editor before becoming an agent, she's sold over 70 projects to the Big Five as well as many other publishers, most recent including the New York Times bestseller "Orphan #8" by Kim Van Alkemade, "Murder in G Major" by Alexia Gordon, "A Good Man With a Dog" by Roger Guay and Kate Flora, "Swiss Vendetta" by Tracee De Hahn, and "Christmas Chocolat" by Kate Defrise. Paula is always looking for good crime fiction, women's fiction, mainstream fiction, high-concept YA, as well as nonfiction. She is the author of several books, including "Writing With Quiet Hands," "Plot Perfect," and "Fixing Freddie." Paula's books can be found here on Amazon including her new MERCY CARR mystery fiction series from Minotaur.
Michael Neff is the founder, director, and chief editor of the famous Algonkian Writer Conferences. Agent deals and novels he has worked on as developmental editor over the past ten years include ON MAGGIE'S WATCH by Ann Garvin, MURDER AT BARCLAY MEADOW by Wendy Eckel, THE EDGE OF NORMAL by Carla Norton, and THE BLACK PANTHERS by Gina Niccolo, among others. His own work has appeared in such literary journals as the North American Review, Quarterly West, Pittsburgh Quarterly, The Literary Review, American Way Magazine, and Conjunctions. His literary political novel, ALL THE DARK WE WILL NOT SEE, is published by Serving House Books. He is the creator and co-developer of MAGICIANS IMPOSSIBLE, an SFF novel from Macmillan Books, and his ongoing series, AMERICAN OZ MAKER, was published by Del Sol Press under the pseudonym Warrick Gleeson. His novels have won four national book awards, made the Amazon best seller list, and AOZ was a Kirkus Top 150 Pick for their 2019 Fall Season collection. He is a former Executive Development Director at AEI-Storymerchant in Los Angeles.
Adam Chromy is a legendary literary agent and the president of Movable Type Management. He has sold hundreds of books, dozens of bestsellers, and has managed the careers of many notable authors, including most recently: best-selling novelist Jamie Brenner ("The Forever Summer" at Little, Brown), award winning author Clyde Ford ("Think Black" at Amistad), screenwriter and author Janna King ("The Seasonaires" at Pegasus Books and optioned by Blumhouse TV), and bestselling author Annelise Ryan ("The Mattie Winston" series at Kensington and in development at Hallmark), and many others. More information available at MOVEABLE TYPE MANAGEMENT.