Algonkian Author Salon and Writer Conferences News


Rachel Walsh of Algonkian Author Salon has completed a successful prequel trilogy for her novel, THE LAST SCRIBE. She is represented by Ken Atchity of AEI/Story Merchant. Her series will be pitched to Hollywood as a film, and to NYC editors as a series. THE LOG LINEAccording to a six thousand year old prophecy hidden in the Apocrypha, the last surviving descendant of Enoch will inherit t… Read all

Shami Stovall's THE FINAL NIGHT has been signed by Renee Fountain, a literary and dramatic rights agent, of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Agency. Shami his a grad of the ALGONKIAN NOVEL WRITING PROGRAM and has worked closely with faculty editors to hone her story to a fine commercial edge. Her novel was also requested by several editors at the NEW YORK PITCH CONFERENCE.THE FINAL NIGHTVi… 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 (www.flickr.com)Many 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

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

Kari Pilgrim was declared winner of the 2014 GRAYWOLF SLS PRIZE, and as a consequence, Graywolf has asked to see the entire manuscript of her novel, HALF OF NO. As they note on their web page: In this excerpt, young Arnie, the son of a bible salesman, learns his trade from his father, and chafes at the strictures of his life as he learns how to sell. We loved the arc of the narrative, and… Read all

Nonfiction author Beatrice Williams was signed with publisher Berrett-Koehler after working closely with Michael Neff of Algonkian and Author Salon to transform her pitch and book proposal into a new theme and title: RISE OF THE AMERICAN CORPORATE SECURITY STATE. Beatrice is represented by Michael's agency, AEI FILMS AND BOOKS/STORYMERCHANT in Los Angeles.  Her novel was published in April … Read all