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According to our biased and successful alums, Algonkian Writer Conferences are the most beneficial events for the creation and publication of commercial genre and upmarket novels. But you must decide for yourself. We are not a fit for everyone. Keep in mind that our ultimate goal is to realistically increase your odds of becoming a published author by showing you how to inhabit that upper percentile of writers who will have their work taken seriously by professionals in the business. We don't believe good writers are born. We believe they are made by virtue of their own tenacity and ability to acquire the knowledge necessary to achieve commercial success.

At Algonkian events, only top literary agents, authors, and publishing house editors are selected as faculty. The critical advice you receive regarding market positioning, story premise and plot, character arc and evolution, competitive narrative voice, and all else, is provided only by these professionals. You receive comprehensive pre-event assignments and readings as well as access to a story-building online assignment forum; and at the conclusion of events, we brainstorm individual publication plans for our writers going forward.

See our "Event Comparisons" page on our Algonkian Writer Conferences website to review a complete listing of even more unique features that separate us from the competition.

Upcoming events include the Monterey Writers Retreat, New York Pitch Conference, the Write to Market Conference, and the Algonkian Writer Retreats.


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About Us
Website www.algonkianconferences.com
Year Established 2002
Program Description Pre-event assignments, daily workshops, homework & pitch training, agent/editor feedback, market study, publication plan. All genres at Algonkian Writer Conferences, and the New York Pitch Conference.
Upcoming Events
Oct 7 - 25, 2015
Venue: Various, Saratoga Inn, Pacific Grove, The Villa Rosa, Langley WA, Monterey CA, and Santa Barbara CA

Nov 12 - 15, 2015
Venue: Corte Madera Inn, 56 Madera Boulevard, Corte Madera CA

Dec 10 - 13, 2015
Venue: Ripley Greer Studios, 520 8th Avenue, New York NY

Mar 16 - 20, 2016
Venue: Algonkian Park, 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling VA

Number of Programs/Year 10-12
Program Length 3-5 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio 15-60 per event / 1/15 ratio
Program Focus Autobiography/Memoir, Children's, Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Non-fiction, Poetry, Publishing, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Young Adult
Faculty Authors, agents, editors, including Ken Atchity, Robert Olen Butler, Kimberley Cameron, Lyssa Keusch, Robert Bausch, Michael Neff, Tina Wexler, Jackie Cantor, Tom Colgan, Leis Pederson, Jane Smiley, Elise Capron, and more.
Costs $595-$2850 with some including lodging, meals, materials.
U.S. Locations San Diego & San Francisco, California
New York, New York
Algonkian Park & Richmond, Virginia
Months Year round
Sponsor's Calendar Link www.algonkianconferences.com/
Sponsor's Facebook Page www.facebook.com/AlgonkianWriterConferences
Contact Michael Neff
Director/Chief Editor
Algonkian Writer Conferences/New York Pitch Conference
2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, #443
Washington, DC 20006
United States
Phone: 1-800-250-8290
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Updated: 09-25-2015

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