Muse 2021 is Next Week: Register Now!

The Muse & the Marketplace 2021: An Enhanced Writing Residency will feature 65+ sessions on craft and publishing from top authors and industry professionals, plus the opportunity to meet literary agents or editors for direct manuscript feedback.


The Residency itself will take place next Wednesday, April 21st - Sunday, April 25th. We are also offering Premium Workshops with featured authors and the Manuscript Mart Wednesday, April 28th - Sunday, May 2nd.


Register now to snag your top choices; Agent Info Sessions, Manuscript Mart appointments, and Premium Workshops are already filling up!


Not sure you can attend every single session that week? Many will be available as recordings for up to 6 weeks after the Residency!


Featuring presenting authors Jenny Offill (Weather), Zeyn Joukhadar (The Thirty Names of Night), Nancy Johnson (The Kindest Lie), T Kira Madden (Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls), Paul Lisicky (Later: My Life at the Edge of the World), Candace McDuffie (50 Rappers Who Changed the World), Rebecca Makkai (The Believers), Meredith Talusan (Fairest), Margot Livesey (The Boy in the Field) and more! Along with leading literary agents and editors from DeFiore and Company; Graywolf Press; Penguin Random House; Dystel, Goderich & Bourret; Sterling Lord Literistic; Nelson Literary Agency; Root Literary; Andrea Brown Literary Agency; Folio Literary Management; Kneerim & Williams; Curtis Brown, Ltd.; Sanford J. Greenburger Associates; Waxman Literary Agency; Thompson Literary Agency; Speilburg Literary and more!


Want to learn more? Check out the overview and this write up from The Writer magazine. Questions? Difficulties? Expressions of excitement? Email us at [email protected].

About the Author

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.

Plus, we want to hear from you! Our ongoing call for submissions is open to literary community members of all types and persuasions. We want to hear from students, teachers, authors, readers, editors, agents, publicists, and any devotee of the written word. If you have something to say about writing, reading, the publishing industry, or anything related to the literary world, this is the place to voice it. We’re particularly committed to advocating for a diverse range of voices in the literary marketplace and raising the visibility of writers from under-represented communities.

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