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Query Do’s and Don’ts

May 22, 2014 • 3 Comments

Algonquin is one of a dwindling number of publishing houses that still accepts unsolicited queries, and we accept them only through regular mail. Since you’ve worked so hard already and may soon be adding a…

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March 13, 2014 onthehouse

Writing Advice: On Brevity

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The Twitter Fiction Festival, which started yesterday and goes through March 16, includes Algonquin authors Bill Roorbach, Sara Farizan and Gabrielle Zevin. Each author is creating an original work of fiction, meted out in 140-character…

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February 6, 2014 onthehouse

Writing Advice from Author Drew Perry

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In Drew Perry’s new novel, Kids These Days…, an expectant father is paralyzed by the idea of taking responsibility for another human life when he can’t seem to manage his own. While Perry, the

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January 8, 2014 onthehouse

Writing Advice from Robert Morgan

1 Comment January 8, 2014 • 1 Comment


What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve gotten?
The novelist Alison Lurie said that when writing a novel I would have to find a “passive gear” and let my characters take over the story

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Writing Advice from Louis Rubin

1 Comment December 4, 2013 • 1 Comment

It’s only fitting that one of our first “On the House” posts should feature the words of co-founder Louis Rubin, whom we lost recently but whose ethos we try hard to keep alive. Rubin’s astute…

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