Our Diploma is Your Published Novel: The Books of the Novel Incubator

The Novel Incubator is a program for writers interested in a deep revision of their novel draft, a comprehensive study of the novel form, and a thoughtful introduction to the publishing world. A unique and innovative course, the Novel Incubator is also producing books at a rate of knots, with 20% of our graduates find publishing homes for their books and several more are currently represented by top literary agents. We asked Incubator authors what they got out of the program, and how the course helped them on the path to publication. Want to learn how to ...

February 1, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Workshop

How to Get the Most Out of the Manuscript Mart

By Katrin Schumann

Let's say you're going to The Muse & The Marketplace in Boston (May 5 - 7), and you've taken the plunge and decided to sign up for the Manuscript Mart. You're going to meet with an agent or editor one on one to get an unvarnished, professional opinion of your work.

February 1, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

The Writing Life

Preparing for the Best Book Launch Ever

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about planning for the book launch.

At the time of this writing, the launch of my novel, FEAST OF SORROW, is exactly 90 days away. On that day, April 25, at 7PM, I'll be gathering with fellow writers, friends and potential readers at the Cambridge ...

January 27, 2017 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Zadie Smith's Swing Time

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

January 25, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis

Craft Advice

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in January

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

Katie, Grub's Marketing/AV Intern, is reading John Gardner's Grendel. For her, the book is a strong reminder about the importance of perspective and she loves John Gardner's distinct and witty writing style. 

Director of Programs & Marketing Alison is currently reading Pedagogy of ...

January 23, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life