Ensuring that the Muse is accessible to all attendees and presenters is a top priority. Our 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. If you have any accessibility requests or wish to voice an ADA-related concern, please contact us at or call 617-695-0075.


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, volunteer, or staff—can feel supported to do our best work. Here are a few guidelines to help us have fun and productive summit experiences.

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 all participants):

  • That you’ll refrain from disruptive behavior. This includes (but is not limited to) any behavior that impedes the learning process, disrupts 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 removed from the conference and will lose access to all programmatic components of Muse 2024.
  • That you’ll also treat others with respect, honesty, and a generosity of spirit. Harassment—whether verbal, written, physical, or sexual—directed at attendees, presenters, volunteers, sponsors, staff, or other Muse participants will not be tolerated, and may result in a verbal or written warning from conference staff, OR in immediate removal from summit platforms and loss of programmatic access.

What we can’t guarantee:

  • That there won’t be any changes. We will update our schedule as additional presenters join the conference and communicate any other changes as they occur.
  • That Muse 2024 will look exactly the same as in years prior. We recognize that switching back to an in-person format in 2024 after several years of virtual programming comes with substantial challenges, and we can't promise we'll get every detail to match past conference years - but you can expect all good-faith efforts to get you the best experience we can offer.
  • 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.


We do not issue refunds for the Muse. However, 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 $100 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 the assigned deadline. There are no credits for cancellation after 12:00pm (noon) ET on Monday, April 1st, 2024.

Any registrant who cancels their conference ticket is ineligible to volunteer for that conference.


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.