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Getting An Agent Won’t Change Your Life

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This post was originally published on Dead Darlings, a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.

 

“I love these pages. This is exactly the type of novel I represent. Send it to me!”

The agent was saying all the things you dream an agent will say when you sign up for a Manuscript Mart appointment at GrubStreet’s Muse and the Marketplace conference–but my pulse, as I took this in, was unexpectedly regular. Oh, wow, I heard myself thinking, with quiet surprise. It doesn’t even matter.

Never had I …

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Join Us for an October Multi-Week Class!

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Running for 6, 10, or 12 consecutive weeks, these workshop-style courses are for students interested in generating new work, or developing and revising their current projects while getting feedback from instructors and fellow students. Click here for a full list of current multi-week classes.

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Next Week at Grub: September 26th – October 2nd

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In addition to online (Zoom and On Demand) classes below, GrubStreet will also be hosting limited in-person short classes and events at our new space in the Seaport this fall. To see the full list of all our steps in response to Covid-19, including updates about our space and events click here

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NEW: Your Body, Your Story Series

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GrubStreet’s Your Body, Your Story series focuses on nonfiction writing about pregnancy, abortion, and miscarriage through a reproductive justice lens. Classes in this series are being offered at reduced prices, or at no cost. Full scholarships are available, and a portion of the tuition will be donated to We Testify, a nonprofit organization that supports abortion storytellers.

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Celebrate GrubStreet's 25th Anniversary!

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This fall, GrubStreet is thrilled to celebrate our 25th anniversary with a series of free events designed to bring our community together. Whether it’s your first GrubStreet event or you’ve been writing with us since 1997, you’re invited to join the fun and celebrate this milestone for our community — together!

Upcoming free events include workshops, book launches, performances and readings, writing sessions, a community open house, and more

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