The Algonkian Author Salon Project Development Site

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About The Algonkian Author Salon - Origin and Intent

Writers at this Author Salon get published the old fashioned way. They earn it.

The Algonkian Author Salon and its companion novel writing program evolved out of a desire on the part of the Algonkian Writer Conferences and New York Pitch faculty to create a website that would take writers and their novels-in-progress (or nonfiction) to the next level. In other words, the ultimate aim would be to assist with the creation of original quality literature, in all genres, and then proceed to get it published in an efficient and methodical manner. And we are talking about commercial publication, not self-publication.

So how to do it? Of necessity we knew we had to provide a storehouse of proper craft technique, a plan for step by step guidance (at an affordable cost), appropriate writer forums nested in an interactive website, and finally, a comprehensive review of the novel or nonfiction project by professionals with a focus on market positioning, narrative execution. and commercial story premise. Well, guess what? We did it, and you're here, believe it or not.

The mission is now twofold. First, to serve as an effective bridge between our aspiring authors and business professionals in commercial publishing. Our EDITORIAL FACULTY actively networks with major New York publishers, as well as top literary agents, to promote a variety of novels and nonfiction projects throughout the year. In other words, we often pitch and query on behalf of our best writers, providing their projects with the visibility and promotion necessary to stand a realistic chance of becoming published. We work with all genres, including upmarket and literary, historical, serious and light women's fiction, romance, erotica, fantasy, SF, middle-grade and YA, urban fantasy, general fiction, thrillers, cozy mystery, detective and true crime.

Second, to attract promising fiction and nonfiction writers and transform them into great writers by guiding them through the project development process in a realistic and methodical manner with nothing short of commercial publication of their manuscript as the goal. To this end, the Algonkian Author Salon functions as a new and rigorous form of writer university, utilizing a criteria-based step by step approach in the ALGONKIAN NOVEL WRITING PROGRAM.

For those writers who need it, we are a trusted source of tie-breaking, valuable information on fiction and nonfiction writing, craft, publishing, and book marketing that avoids the myths and sticks only to the facts. See our CRAFT PAGE TOC for a closer look. Our job is to tell the writer what works, what doesn't work, and what needs to be developed further while they can still do something about it - and before an agent or publisher shuts the door in their face.

For the benefit of our writer community, we also sustain a suitable and pragmatic online work space that combines the technical advantages of a Facebook-like environ (instant chat, site mail, video embeds, etc.) with the content approach of Publisher's Marketplace. In other words, the Algonkian Author Salon provides the communication and technology needed by writer's seeking community while enabling easy access to a backdrop of publishing news, resources and advanced craft content. It's the perfect place to start a WRITER PEER GROUP and get more informed feedback on your work.

Welcome to this place. You can subscribe to the main Author Salon for one annual membership fee, or else join our novel writing program. More information can be FOUND HERE.


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