Muse & the Marketplace Policies

On this page please find our Accessibility Statement, Attendance & Anti-Harassment Policy, Cancellation Policy, and Media & Image Release Agreement.

Accessibility Statement

Ensuring that the Muse 2018 is accessible to all attendees is a top priority. The newly renovated conference hotel contains elevator and ramp access to all floors, and offers special ADA-compliant guest rooms. There are still certain areas that may require staff assistance to access, which we are happy to provide. To arrange for any special accommodations, or to voice an ADA-related concern, please contact Hanna Katz, at hanna@grubstreet.org, or call 617-695-0075.

Attendance & Anti-Harassment Policy

We at Grub take our writing seriously; ourselves, not so much. We hope you savor this time to put your writing first, and to enjoy yourself while you’re here.

GrubStreet strives to be a rigorous and welcoming community where all writers-- whether attendee, presenter, or staff-- can feel supported to do our best work. As we prepare for days ahead, here are a few guidelines to help us have a fun and productive weekend.

What you can expect:

  • You and your work will be treated with respect by our staff, presenters, and your fellow attendees.

What we expect (from attendees, presenters, and staff):

  • That you’ll refrain from disruptive behavior. This includes (but is not limited to) any behavior that impedes the learning process, disrupts conference presenters, and/or interferes in any way with other attendees’ ability to get what they need (or want) out of a session. Such behavior will not be tolerated. Attendees engaging in disruptive, aggressive, or antagonistic behavior may be immediately dismissed from the conference.
  • That you’ll also treat others with respect, honesty, and a generosity of spirit. Harassment-- whether verbal, physical, or sexual-- of attendees, presenters, volunteers, sponsors, or staff members will not be tolerated, and may result in immediate dismissal from the conference.

What we can’t guarantee:

  • There won’t be any changes. We do our best to keep the schedule consistent with what we’ve posted online, but sometimes we have to make changes due to circumstances beyond our control.
  • That your sessions will be perfect. 
  • You’ll get published/signed/etc. We do our best to offer a rigorous environment that will help you improve your writing and understanding of the marketplace. We cannot, however, guarantee you fame and fortune as a writer-- at least not yet! See this as a time to learn, meet new people, and deepen connections that can help you in the future.

Cancellation Policy

We cannot refund money for this event. If you let us know that you are unable to attend by 12:00pm (noon) ET on Monday, April 1st, we will gladly apply the amount of payment minus a $75 processing fee to a future GrubStreet class. Note that we are not able to offer refunds or credits for the Manuscript Mart if you do not submit your manuscript by 12:00pm (noon) ET on Monday, March 4th, 2019. There are no credits for cancellation after 12:00pm (noon) ET on Monday, April 1st.

Media Recording & Image Release

I hereby grant GrubStreet, Inc., its employees, agents and assigns, permission to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of myself, and to use these in any and all forms, media, and manners, now or hereafter known.

I give unrestricted permission for images, videos, and recordings of myself to be used in print, video, digital and internet media. I agree that these images and/or recordings may be used for a variety of purposes, and that these images and/or recordings may be used without further notifying me.

I further acknowledge that I will not be compensated for these uses and GrubStreet, Inc. owns all rights to the images, videos and recordings, and to any derivative works created from them.

I waive any right to inspect the uses of any printed or electronic copy. I hereby release and relieve GrubStreet, Inc. and its employees, agents and assigns from any claims, damages or liabilities, known or unknown, arising out of the use of this material.

I certify that I have read the Media Release For Media Recording or Image and fully understand its terms and conditions.