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Apply to the Novel Incubator

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Interested in taking your novel to the next level? If so, GrubStreet’s competitive and affordable MFA-level Novel Incubator is for you. Over 12 months, writers will revise their novels, study the novel form, and gain a thoughtful introduction to the publishing world. Please note that the upcoming round of the Novel Incubator, which begins in May 2022, will take place in-person in Boston. Applications are due February 14th, 2022, by 11:59PM (EST). 

 

Instructor Philosophy

"Our goal is to allow authors to forge a distinct voice and vision, to create a forum where discovery is possible and ...

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Tonight: Novel Incubator Open House

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Ready to get your novel out into the world? Join us for an informal Q&A session tonight from 6:00pm-7:00pm (EST) to learn all about our 12-month Novel Incubator program. Instructor Michelle Hoover will answer any questions you have about the program and the application process. Learn more and register for the event here.

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Apply to a Novel Intensive

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Novel Generator

Ready to write the first draft of your novel? GrubStreet’s Novel Generator is a 9-month program designed to help students at all levels complete the first drafts of their novels.

Writing a first draft is a very different process from revising a finished draft. A writer working on their first draft is discovering the answers to the most basic questions about their novel as they writes: Who are these people

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Join Us for Our In-Person Novel Incubator Open House & Info Session on 12/8

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Interested in taking your novel to the next level? If so, GrubStreet’s competitive and affordable MFA-level Novel Incubator is for you. Over 12 months, writers will revise their novels, study the novel form, and gain a thoughtful introduction to the publishing world. For most of the 12-month program, students meet in three-hour workshops on Monday evenings at GrubStreet HQ

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Do Authors Really Need to be a "Brand"?

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When I teach workshops on writing and/or publishing, I often start out by asking writers to work on the "one-liner" for their projects, whether fiction, nonfiction, or collections. I encourage them to try winnowing it down to just one line — and no, that single line can't comprise 200 words.

Usually someone will ask, sometimes a little aggressively, "Why?" The subtext is perfectly reasonable: their book or collection is too complex to be expressed in one line

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