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.


  • Applications for the Spring 2023 Novel Generator are open! Click here to apply. Applications are due December 12th, 2022, by 11:59PM EST.

  • The Spring 2023 Novel Generator will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston
  • All applicants will be notified in early January, 2023
  • Program starts on January 26th, 2023
  • Tuition and Fellowships

The cost of the program is $2,395, 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 2022-2023 Memoir Generator is now closed. We will be in touch with all applicants by Early January. 

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