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MICHAEL NEFF

Due to his "Algonkian method" novel writing events and editorial expertise, Michael Neff has ushered dozens of authors over the past several years into agent and publication contracts with major houses, including such novels as On Maggie's Watch by Ann Garvin, Lipstick In Afghanistan by Roberta Gately, Croak by Gina Damico, and The Wisdom Of Hair by Kim Boykin. He routinely works closely with senior publishing house editors in New York to locate and tap potential in budding new authors working in a variety of genres including upmarket literary and general fiction, serious and light women's fiction, narrative non-fiction, historical fiction, mystery, SF and YA fantasy.

In literary circles, Michael is well known for his creation and direction of WebdelSol.Com, a popular Internet publisher and community portal for scores of writer journals, indie presses, filmmakers, and poets. Since 1994, the site has served content to millions of readers worldwide, and links lead to Web del Sol content from over 500,000 other websites. Web del Sol has been favorably featured or reviewed in everything from Chronicle of Higher Education to Poets and Writers to the New York Times. Michael has also created, directed, and contributed as editor to several literary journals and projects including The Potomac Journal of Poetry and Politics, Del Sol Review, In Posse Review, and Double Room.

Michael Neff's motto is From the heart, but smart. He preaches the art of passion and rigorous training, frank feedback, and the mental toughness necessary to become published. Michael himself is a published author (Year Of The Rhinoceros, Red Hen Press), and his fiction has appeared in such prestigious publications as North American Review, Quarterly West, Mudlark, The Literary Review, and Conjunctions, among many others. He is also the founder of a popular blog known as the Writer's Edge that assists fiction writers in all stages from story conception to matters of publicity, as well as the founder of The Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize for exceptional short stories.

Michael is looking for high concept stories in the genres noted above.

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