How to Apply

Submission Requirements 

  • The first ten pages of the novel you plan to work on in the Novel Generator.
  • A brief personal statement (300 words maximum) describing your novel idea, and why you think the Novel Generator can help you write it.
  • Nomination by a GrubStreet instructor or equivalent workshop leader. No letter is necessary. There is a place on the application form to list your nominator and his/her contact info.
  • Experience in at least one workshop at GrubStreet or an equivalent writing center, MFA program or conference. There is a place on the application form to list the titles & dates of previous workshops.


  • Application deadline: July 27th, 2020, 11:59 PM (EST)
  • Accepted students will be notified in late August, 2020
  • Program starts on Wednesday, September 16th

Tuition and Fellowships

The cost of the program is $2,195, payable in full before the start of class. Admitted students will be given a specific payment deadline.

Fellowships of 25% - 75% tuition are available and based on a combination of merit and financial need. Applicants can apply for a GrubStreet Fellowship at the end of their application to the program.


The application for the Fall 2020 Novel Generator will is now open! Click here to apply.