What is the primary purpose of the seminars?
The purpose is to examine and receive professional editorial reaction to the most critical aspects of the novel-in-progress, both for purposes of editorial polish and/or as prelude to attending the actual New York Pitch Conference. The seminars are not replacements for the NY Pitch event.
How long is the seminar?
It takes place in one day, from morning to early evening, however, it begins much earlier in terms of pre-event assignments (writers receive logins to a private seminar forum); and in the case of seminars III and IV, the seminar continues after the final hour via an online multi-part program with personal consulting.
What genres do you work with?
As noted on the home page, the faculty are intimately familiar with all genres including women's fiction in general (serious and light), historical fiction, thriller, mystery, crime, suspense, YA and MG (speculative and non-speculative), science fiction and fantasy (all sub-genres), and military fiction.
What is the schedule?
The seminars are currently scheduled to run on Wednesdays and Sundays going forward into 2021, at least twice per month. See the registration page for upcoming dates.
What is Zoom?
Zoom is online video conference method of choice for utilization by the New York Pitch Conference and Algonkian. It is straightforward and simple to use. You can download Zoom software or you can run it without any downloads by simply starting your web browser and linking to the Zoom meeting (provided by the NY Pitch Conference).