How to Apply

Submission Requirements 

  • The first 50 pages of the novel you plan to work on in the program.
  • A brief personal statement (350 words maximum) describing your novel idea, why you feel the Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers can help you write it, and what you’re hoping to receive from a queer-only creative writing environment.
  • 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 their 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.

Timeline

  • Applications for the 2022-2023 Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers are now closed.
  • The virtual open house and info session is February 22nd, 2022. 
  • The application deadline is March 28th, 2022, by 11:59PM (EST).
  • All applicants will be notified in early May 2022.
  • Program starts on June 7th, 2022.

Tuition and Fellowships

The cost of the program is $2,495, 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.

Application

Applications for the 2022-2023 Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers are now closed. All applicants will hear back from us in early May, 2022. Please note that the 2022-2023 program will take place online via Zoom.

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