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Coming to the member writing hours at GrubStreet was a much-needed respite at the end of my day. The space was quiet and welcoming, and it was wonderful to be around other writers!

- GrubStreet member, 2022

Become a GrubStreet member to support our writing and reading community while enjoying member benefits—from discounts on classes, events, and our Muse and the Marketplace Conference, to Special Members Only access to our community space, and more.

You can become a member, renew an existing membership, or share a gift membership — it's quick, easy, and secure.

Membership at all levels provides vital support to GrubStreet's mission and programming. When you become a member, you support all of GrubStreet's programs that celebrate and encourage teen and adult writers of all backgrounds.

If you are able, please consider elevating your membership level. Increased levels of membership provide you additional benefits and provide opportunities to writers who otherwise might not be able to participate in GrubStreet's programs.

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Membership Levels

Under 35

Our Under 35 membership level offers all the same comprehensive benefits of an Individual membership for those 35 years of age or younger.

  • Receive ALL Individual Membership benefits below.
  • The entire value of this membership contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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Your Individual Membership provides vital support to GrubStreet's mission and programming, and comes with all these benefits:

  • Discounts on all workshops, seminars, and events
  • Access to read and write at GrubStreet’s Center for Creative Writing
  • Advance registration for the Muse and the Marketplace, including manuscript mart meetings with agents and editors
  • Priority notification for GrubStreet classes and events
  • 10% off Porter Square Books
  • Discounts at partner organizations (see below)
  • The entire value of this membership contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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Your Sustaining Membership gift signals your commitment to GrubStreet’s community and programs that celebrate and encourage writers at every level.

  • As a Sustaining Member you will receive all Individual Membership level benefits above, including discounts on classes / events, access to write in GrubStreet's space, and more
  • Plus, you'll get one FREE GrubStreet 3-hour seminar (value: $75)
  • $70 dollars of this $145 membership contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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Additional Member Benefits and Details

As part of a GrubStreet membership, you will receive:

  • Discounted subscriptions to New England Review, Poets & Writers, and Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center summer courses.
  • 20% discount to Campfire Technology on the lifetime purchase of Campfire's writing software.
  • One time $25 addition to Harvard Bookstore Frequent Buyer Card.
  • 10% off: Porter Square Books, Frugal Bookstore, Commonwealth Books, Newtonville Books, Brattle Book Shop, J. Lawton Booksellers, Booklover's Gourmet (Webster), Books on the Square (Providence).
  • 8% off: Brookline Booksmith on new full-price books.
  • New member mixers to provide opportunities for more meaningful and fun connections with other writers in the GrubStreet community.
  • A members-only newsletter with exclusive invites, updates, and opportunities.
  • And we’re adding even more new discounts and benefits to local businesses and partner organizations that we know you’ll love.

Please note that membership benefits are valid for a year after the date of purchase and are non-refundable. Membership benefits may not be applied retroactively. To upgrade your membership or if you have questions about it, please email [email protected].

Thank you for supporting GrubStreet!

Card to Culture Complimentary Membership Learn More

Card to Culture is a collaboration with Mass Cultural Council (MCC) that provides free and reduced cost access to cultural institutions across Boston. Your EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare card offer you access to a complimentary GrubStreet membership!


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