The Muse & The Marketplace

GrubStreet's national conference for writers. May 5-7th, 2017 in Boston.

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Call for 2017 Teaching Scholars! APPLY NOW

Boston, May 5-7th, 2017

Get an overview of the 100+ sessions going on during the three days of the conference. Be sure to jot down the ones that look most interesting to you so you’re ready to sign up with registration goes live.

Over 140 authors, literary agents, editors, and publishers present at the Muse. Some have been a part of the event for years, others are new this year. Check out the roster to see who will be in attendance.

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Praise From Past Attendees

  • “Grub Street is the reason my novel is being published.  Let me rephrase:  without Grub Street, my novel would not have been published, or probably even completed.  And this is for two reasons:  the classes I took there, where every instructor made me believe I could write this book, and The Muse conference, where I met an agent that introduced me to my publisher.  If you are a Boston area aspiring author, there is no logical reason why you shouldn’t call Grub Street right now and say, ‘I want in’.”

    - Connie Mayo, author of The Island of Worthy Boys
  • “This was THE best conference I’ve attended in any profession. It was organized; had clearly communicated details; volunteers were located where I needed them and seemed so beneficial during sessions; the food was a delightful surprise of deliciousness. I could go on and on. Superbly organized and orchestrated. A great balance between Muse-filled sessions and Marketplace-wise sessions.”

    - Peggy Montague
  • Talbot

    “I walked into The Muse and the Marketplace with a handful of essays and a book proposal. I walked out knowing I had found my agent. Five months later, I had a book contract. This event changed my life in every possible – and every positive – sense of the word.”

    - Leslie Talbot, author of SINGULAR EXISTENCE