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St. Augustine
  • The St. Augustine event takes place on October 22 - 25 (Friday to Monday), 2021, arrival on October 21 for meet-up and dinner.

  • Upon registration, writers will receive customized pre-event assignments and readings which address all the major conflict/complication, plot, theme, narrative/voice, dialogue, scene construction, and character arc-and-development issues that will be addressed before and during the workshops and personal consults.

  • Writers can schedule a pre-event Zoom video consult with a member of the faculty once pre-event assignments are completed. If you wish to do that, contact us. Your work will be discussed with an eye towards discovering whatever additional development might be necessary to make it as competitive as possible.

  • As follow-up to the workshop event, writers can opt to join an eight or sixteen-part (either option) online novel development program that will pick up where the A-M workshop left off. This is included in the A-M registration fee. At the conclusion of the program, the writer will once again receive fresh editorial review, and as appropriate, help with the query letter process.

  • The workshop and all private consults will take place at the Bayfront Marin House B&B.

  • The cost of the room at the Bayfront is included in the full registration, but there are a considerable number of lodging options nearby in St. Augustine, and if you stay elsewhere the registration fee will be adjusted accordingly.

  • Though Algonkian will pick up the room costs, all room reservations, including those at the Bayfront MH, will be arranged by attendees, not by workshop leaders or Algonkian staff. Please contact the Bayfront MH at (904) 824-4301 to make your reservation if you intend to stay there.

  • For more information on the conference agenda click here. For any questions not answered here, write us at info (at) or call us at 1-800-250-8290.

Who Should Apply?
    We wish to interact with writers willing to learn the proper technique, receive honest reaction to their writing, and work towards commercial publication. We consider novel writing to be a calling, not a hobby. We accept published writers, as well as beginners who demonstrate in the application they are serious about writing.

    Genres we work with include upmarket/literary, general fiction, women's fiction, SF/F, young adult/middle grade fantasy and non-fantasy, speculative and urban fantasy, mystery (cozy/detective) and thrillers.

Location - Directions - Transportation

All information in this regard, including a map, can be found on the Bayfront Marin House website. Please review.

Particulars and Lodging Options

Full registration for the Author-Mentor Novel Workshop includes:
  • Pre-event phone consultation.
  • All workshop sessions.
  • Private consultations with all professionals in residence.
  • An individual path-to-publication plan.
  • The Algonkian Study and Reference Guide.
  • Pre-workshop readings and assignments.
  • Post-workshop novel development process (see above).
  • Cost of the room at the Bayfront Marin House B&B.
  • A full breakfast and late afternoon "happy hour" drinks and food (enough calories to consume the day).
If you are not residing at the Bayfront Marin House, the registration fee includes all of the above except for the room and food. Many other fine lodging options can be found here.

Algonkian Writer Conferences
2020 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Ste 443
Washington, DC 20006

Algonkian Home Office:
Phone: 1-800-250-8290
info (at)

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