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Algonkian Writer Conference Reviews by Authors
The reviews, comments and success stories noted below by writers, authors, and agents who have attended workshops and events held by Algonkian Writer Conferences are a representative sample of the total positive responses. All of the material is the result of various articles, interviews, comments made in Internet forums, as well as mails sent to us. NOTE: we do not simply list writers who have been published following attendance at our events unless we have received a communication from them advising us of the connection.
Interviews With Authors Who Have Attended Algonkian Events
Algonkian talks with author Randy Susan Meyers : click here.
Algonkian talks with bestselling author Pamela Binder : click here.
Algonkian talks with new author Kim Boykin : click here.
Algonkian talks with mystery series author Julie Kaewert : click here.
Algonkian talks with series author Kathleen Gallison : click here.
Writer Comments and Author Contracts
Robin Stewart's techno-thriller, "Kill Signal," was pitched at the March 2016 and soon signed by Talcott Notch Agency--represented at the New York Pitch event by agent Paula Munier. The ms is now undergoing edits with Algonkian staff. Congrats to Robin. This thriller is going to be a bestseller, we're certain! We love you Robin!!!
novel was requested by four of the five editors I pitched. Tessa
Woodward at Harper Collins quickly made an offer for it, and Paula
Munier, who had read my first page at the conference, represented me to
negotiate a contract. After getting Tessa's notes, I am now working on a
significant re-write that will expand and improve my novel more than I
ever could have on my own."
Kim Van Alkemade, Author of ORPHAN 8
queries later, I attended the New York Pitch and by lunch of the first
day I knew exactly why my novel had failed. By the end of the day, I had
changed the title, made editorial changes to the story, and later, when
time came to query, I employed the strategy recommended at the
conference: research agents on Publisher's Marketplace and use the
editors from the conference who requested manuscripts as leverage.
Within one hour I received an email requesting a full manuscript from an
agent at Trident Media. Six days later I received another email about
my novel, THE ENIGMATOLOGIST, and requesting to discuss representation.
Using what I learned at the conference, I was able to do in what week
what I couldn't do in three years. I'm absolutely convinced that
everything I learned at the conference is responsible for my success.
- Benjamin Adams, signed by Trident Media Agency
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