Algonkian Seminar FAQ

What is the primary purpose of the seminars?

To assist the writer in creating a solid commercial novel foundation via assignments, market analysis, goal setting, and professional editorial reaction to the most critical aspects of the work-in-progress.

How long is the seminar?

It takes place in one day, from morning (9:30 AM EST) to early evening (5:30 PM EST or as needed); however, it begins much earlier in terms of pre-event assignments (writers receive logins to a private seminar forum) and study guides. The seminar also continues afterwards with an eight-part novel development program online that seeks to capitalize on gains made in the seminar.

What genres do you work with?

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.

Who are the faculty?

Faculty are workshop leaders at the New York Pitch Conference, both with a successful record of getting writers published, as well as holding the distinction of being top selling and award winning authors with years of experience in publishing. Adam Chromy is a wildly successful book, tv/film agent. More about them here.

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).