Apply to an Upcoming Intensive by 7/26

Thinking of taking an intensive course this year? Interested in taking your short stories or essays to the next level? Ready to write your memoir or novel draft? Applications for our upcoming intensives are now open! Learn more about each of the unique intensive programs below:


Memoir Generator 

Application Deadline: Monday, July 26th at 11:59 PM (ET)

GrubStreet's Memoir Generator Program is designed to help students in the early stages of writing a full-length memoir. The program will provide an environment that encourages exploration and supports the writing process, and it will offer an in-depth study of the book-length memoir form. Learn more and apply here.


Short Story Incubator

Application Deadline: Monday, July 26th at 11:59 PM (ET)

GrubStreet's Short Story Incubator Program is designed for short story writers from all backgrounds who want to move their stories from “workshop good” to publishable quality. Learn more and apply here.


Essay Incubator 

Application Deadline: Monday, July 26th at 11:59 PM (ET)

GrubStreet's Essay Incubator Program is designed for essay writers interested in drafting, revising, and publishing their work. The program is designed for all different types of essayists, including those working on essays that are personal/narrative in nature; lyric/experimental; reported/journalistic; or in other styles and forms, whether intended for literary, commercial and mainstream publications. Learn more and apply here.


Novel Generator 

Application Deadline: Monday, July 26th at 11:59 PM (ET)

GrubStreet's Novel Generator Pogram is designed to help students at all levels complete (or make substantial progress toward completing) a first draft of a novel in an environment that offers support, accountability and feedback appropriate to this early stage in the novel-writing process. Learn more and apply here.


The Writing to Heal Program 

Application Deadline: Monday, July 26th at 11:59 PM (ET)

GrubStreet's Writing to Heal Program is an intensive program designed to give nonfiction students a deep dive into how the writing process can serve as a healing tool for adversity and trauma. Students will work on their own healing narratives in a supportive workshop environment and analyze poems, essays, articles and book excerpts that demonstrate the transformative power of personal narrative. Learn more and apply here.

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GrubWrites is a space for the writing and reading community to share ideas and seek advice, a place where writers at the very beginning of their careers publish alongside established authors. Book lovers, we bring you reviews, recommendations, and conversations with exciting new authors to keep you up to speed on all things lit. Writers, this is your one stop shop for expert craft talk, opinions on how we learn and teach writing, and essential advice about the publishing industry.

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