The Muse & the Marketplace 2013
The 2013 Muse & the Marketplace national literary conference will take place May 3-5th at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA.
For the first time ever, the conference will span 3 full days instead of 2, which means that we will feature over 110 craft and publishing sessions led by top-notch authors, editors, agents and publicists from around the country. The Manuscript Mart, the very popular and effective one-on-one manuscript reviews with agents and editors, will also span 3 days. We expect nearly 800 writers and publishing professionals to attend, while maintaining the conference's wonderfully intimate, "grubby" energy that we love.
All 3 days will have options for writers at every stage of their development. Friday, May 3rd, is a day of “Essentials,”
featuring 21 sessions on the building blocks of fiction, non-fiction and publishing – everything from outlining a novel to the protocol of query letters to our now legendary “Literary Idol.” Friday is the perfect introduction to a weekend of more nuanced craft and publishing sessions, two keynote addresses, a networking lunch, and other surprises.
We’ve changed the registration process a bit this year. All information is now available for preview on our website. You'll have a couple weeks to read through the session descriptions and bios, select your top choices, and research the agents and editors participating in the Manuscript Mart. Late in January, we will open registration for Grub Street members,
who will get first pick of these options as well as deep discounts on conference fees, before we make registration available to all.
We’re very excited for the Muse this year, and look forward to seeing you in May!
The Grub Street Staff
(Chris, Sonya, Rowan, Eve, Whitney, Lauren, Sean, & Chip)