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NEW YORK PITCH CONFERENCE
AND
ALGONKIAN WRITER CONFERENCES,
WORKSHOPS, RETREATS


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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.



What Makes us Unique?

Algonkian Writer Conferences host the most successful and pragmatic events for writers and authors who desire to break into major commercial markets. Our goal is to realistically increase your odds of becoming a published commercial 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 tenacity and ability to learn and grow.

At Algonkian events, critical advice you receive regarding market positioning, story premise and plot, character arc and evolution, competitive narrative voice, and all else, is provided exclusively by the most experienced professionals in the business. Unlike other writer workshops and MFA programs we refrain from subjecting writers to peer critique by amateurs because experience has taught us that such methods are likely to be compromised by unproductive advice.

Algonkian writers receive comprehensive pre-event assignments as well as access to an online story building forum, and at the conclusion of the process we include personalized publication plans for all our writers.

See our "Frequently Asked Questions" page on our Algonkian Writer Conferences website for more information on what makes us unique.

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Algonkian Writer Conferences - Reviews and Interviews

Reviews and interviews, mails, and forum talk. Agents, authors, and Algonkian alums talk about their experience with Algonkian events.

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About Us
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 New York Pitch Conference.
Upcoming Event

Sep 19 - 23, 2018
Venue: Algonkian Writer Conferences, Algonkian Park in Virginia, VA

Programs/Year
10-12
Program Length
3-5 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio
15-60 per event / 1/15 ratio
Program Focus
Humor, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Publishing, Romance, Poetry, Autobiography/Memoir, Mystery, Fiction, Young Adult, Non-fiction, Children's
Faculty
Authors, agents, editors, including Brendan Deneen, Robert Olen Butler, Kimberley Cameron, Lyssa Keusch, Robert Bausch, Michael Neff, Tina Wexler, Jackie Cantor, Susan Breen, Caitlin Alexander, Michael Braff, Paula Munier and more.
Costs
$595-$2850 with some including lodging, meals, materials.
U.S. Locations
Monterey, California
Morro Bay, California
St. Augustine, Florida
New York, New York
Algonkian Park, Virginia
Months
Year round
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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