Tag Archives: Literary Retreat

Avalon Writer’s Retreat hosted by Kathleen Temean

Avalon, NJ

It’s summertime! Who’s up for a writer’s retreat on the beach in Avalon, New Jersey? Kathleen Temean is hosting this fantastic event where writer’s can stay in a house she’s rented on the beach to work on their manuscripts. Even more perfect is that literary agents will be attending to give full  and partial manuscript feedback! She has two sessions arranged:

First Session (Sept. 25-Sept28) has these participating agents:

Agent Kurestin Armada from PS Literary. She is actively acquiring Upmarket and Commercial Fiction, Magic Realism, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Alternative History, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ (any genre), select Young Adult and Middle Grade, Graphic Novels, Mystery (including mystery with elements of SF/F), and Romance.

Second Agent – waiting for confirmation – Building list for Picture books, MG and YA.

Second Session (Sept. 29-Oct. 2) has these participating agents:

Agent Scott Treimel from the Scott Treimel Agency and Jaida Temperly from New Leaf Literary.

Mkay, so this session is already full. But Kathleen will allow you to get on a waiting list if someone has to cancel their spot. What? A waiting list for the agency that represents Veronica Roth’s Divergent Series. Who wouldn’t put their name on the list!

As always, good luck and have a great retreat!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA Fiction




Cove Park Literature Residencies


Just look at that breathtaking view! Who wouldn’t want to write in this Scottish retreat overlooking Loch Long? This relaxing place is located on 50 acres of unspoiled hillside and is just an hour west of Glasgow. If you want to get away and work on your new manuscript, this might be the place for you!

The residencies are between May and September of 2016 and will last for one to three months. Some of Cove Park’s distinguished alumni include Margaret Atwood, Anne Carson, Brian Chikwava, Helen Cross, Rachel Cusk, Fred D’Aguiar, Joe Dunthorne, Jennie Erdal, Rodge Glass, John Glenday, Jen Hadfield, Jack Mapanje, Michael Pedersen, Jo Shapcott, Zoe Strachan, Chiew-Siah Tei, Kate Tough, Christos Tsiolkas, Chika Unigwe, Louise Welsh and Nicola White. Wowza!

If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to fill out the application TODAY because the application process closes tomorrow (December 7, 2015)!

Happy writing!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction