The Algonkian Writer Conference–St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop will be held from February 25 to February 28 at the Bayfront Marin House Historic Inn in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. The retreat, designed for aspiring novelists working towards commercial publication, features private consultations with authors and publishing professionals, small-group workshops, and pre-workshop readings and assignments. The faculty includes fiction writers Hallie Ephron and Robert Olen Butler; editors Brenden Deneen (Thomas Dunne Books, Macmillan Entertainment) and Lyssa Keusch (William Morrow); agent Paula Munier (Talcott Notch Literary); and author, agent, and editor Michael Neff. The cost of the retreat, which includes private lodging in the Bayfront Marin House and most meals, is $2,850. The cost without lodging or meals was $1,789. Some scholarships of $400 will be available based on need. Additional lodging options are availabe at area hotels and inns. Using the online registration manager, submit a writing sample from a novel between 500 and 700 words along with a brief bio and novel synopsis. The workshop is limited to 15 participants; Registration is first-come, first-served. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop, Algonkian Writer Conferences, 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Ste 443, Washington, D.C. 20006. (800) 250-8290. Michael Neff, Coordinator.