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  • Intensive
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers 2024-2025

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Class Description

A competitive and affordable MFA-level course, spanning 12 months, for ten LGBTQ+ fiction writers interested in deep revision of their novel drafts, a comprehensive craft-based study of the novel form, and a thoughtful introduction to the publishing world.


The application period for the 2024-2025 program is now closed. The application period for the next class will open in December/January. Questions? Contact [email protected] at any time.

Special Note: Tuition for this class is $2495. Fellowships/scholarships ranging from 25% to 75% of tuition are available and included as part of the standard application process. The registration page lists the price for this year-long class as $0 in order to allow invited students to enroll without paying the total tuition all at once. Deposits and payment plans timelines are scheduled individually with accepted students through our Finance department at [email protected]

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!