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How to Apply

Submission Requirements

  • A description of your project (300 words)
  • The first ten pages of the novel you plan to work on in the Novel Generator.
  • A statement of plans (500 words maximum) describing your novel idea, and why you think the Novel Generator can help you write it.
  • Reference contact: Name, email address, and phone number of a former instructor, mentor, or editor who has worked with you on your writing in some capacity. Please specify how you know this person. A GrubStreet contact is not required. Please avoid sending reference letters. They are not required/requested.
  • Experience in at least one workshop at GrubStreet or an equivalent writing center, program, or conference. There is a place on the application form to list the titles & dates of previous workshops.


  • Applications for the Fall 2024 Novel Generator will open on Wednesday, June 5th.
  • The application deadline is Monday, July 22nd, at 11:59pm ET.
  • All applicants can expect to hear back by late August.
  • The program runs from September 2024 - June 2025.
  • Please note that this upcoming round of the Novel Generator, which begins in September, 2024, will take place on Zoom.

Apply to the Fall Novel Generator Here

Tuition and Fellowships

The cost of the program is $2,495, payable in full one week before the start of class. Payment plans are available with 50% due at least one week before the start of class and the rest usually divided across the first third of the program.

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 fellowship/scholarship portion of the application is brief, and if you have questions feel free to contact [email protected].