Algonkian Author Salon and Writer Conferences News

Algonkian Author Salon's Kate Cox has signed with JENNIFER LYONS AGENCY, and we couldn't be more pleased. Kate has attended several Algonkian events, been a member of AAS, and has worked periodically with Algonkian director Michael Neff on her novel, THROUGH CHAGALL'S WINDOW. Her new agent, Jennifer Lyons (the third agent she queried), represents numerous big name authors. The awards they have rec… Read all

Tessa Woodward of Harper Collins has just added Kim Van Alkemade's novel ORPHAN NUMBER EIGHT to her list. The novel was pitched to her in Susan Breen's NYC Pitch workshop (women's fiction). Paula Munier of the NYC Pitch faculty is now the agent of record, the relationship brokered by Michael Neff, conference director. Publication date in 2015.Just so you know, I spent five years researchin… Read all

Author Wendy Eckel, a veteran of Algonkian Writer Conferences, joined Author Salon in October, 2011, and worked closely with AS editors, including advisory editors Michael Neff, Penny Warner, and Ken Atchity, to hone her "social media cozy" novel, KILLER ON THE WALL, into a competitive manuscript that was signed by AEI FILMS AND BOOKS in Los Angeles in 2012, and sold to Thomas Dunne Book… Read all

Jerusalem Maiden is now in its sixth printing. TALIA CARNER was able to effectively launch this novel after working her story and pitch with publishing professionals at the NEW YORK PITCH CONFERENCE. About the novel:  Esther Kaminsky knows that her duty is to marry young and produce many sons to help hasten the Messiah’s arrival: that is what is expected of young ultra-Orthodox women in… Read all

We are happy to announce that Richard Hacker, a long time Algonkian Author Salon member, has been signed by AEI Films and Books/Story Merchant in October 2014 for representation to major publishers and possible film production. This was made possible through diligent work with AAS editors and peers. Congrats to all involved!_______Eighteen year old Ethan Adlar inherits a fountain pen and a destiny… Read all

Author Salon Creates a Unique Novel Programby Alexerhead ( writers, seeking some education and help in the novel writing process, struggle with which program to register for--MFA? Writing Retreats? Online classes? We have an amazing opportunity for you today as Michael Neff, founder of the Author Salon Novel Writing Program, gives us an inside look at what makes their program un… Read all

NYC Pitch Conference writer, Cindy Fazzi, has signed with Paula Munier of Talcott Notch agency following her attendance at the event where she met her agent.From Cindy's blog re the event:New York Pitch Conference: Top 4 Benefits The conference offered many benefits. Here are my top four: (1) Small Groups Worked Well: We were divided into four groups based on genre. I was p… Read all

After climbing with great success through the AUTHOR SALON NOVEL WRITING PROGRAM, Lois Gordon finished with a much improved mystery novel ms. But what's the story? Lois explains it in her interview with AUTHOR SALON:DEATH AT IRON HOUSE (retitled A MATTER OF TIME) is about a group of writers at a conference set in Smuggler's Notch, VA, where each takes on a different persona to play a murder … Read all

Author Salon's Gina Nicolo has found a home for her nonfiction book with a popular publisher of military history fiction, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING. In THE BLACK PANTHERS: A Story of Race, War, and Courage—the 761st Tank Battalion in World War II, Gina tells the full and unvarnished history of this important American fighting force. Relying on extensive archival research, including documents that… Read all

Give a big hand for one of Author Salon's own: Ingrid Seymour.You will be expected to describe the hook, conflict, stakes, protagonist, antagonist, climax, etc. You will also be required to provide samples of your dialogue, opening, characters, and setting. And you’d better do a good job, because your profile will determine your project status. If your hook, doesn’t hook and your narrative doe… Read all