MUSE 2022 SCHOLARSHIPS

MUSE 2022: OUR FIRST-EVER HYBRID CONFERENCE

Muse 2022 will be a hybrid event, with sessions on craft and publishing happening virtually, and parties, networking events, and other gatherings happening in-person in Boston. Learn more here!

TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer partial, need-based scholarships—for general audiences, for writers doing great work in the literary community, and for writers from historically marginalized backgrounds. No previous publication or MFA required, and there is no application fee.

We welcome you to apply for multiple Tuition Scholarships by selecting all scholarships you'd like to be considered for in your application. Nearly all Tuition Scholarships are awarded in quantities of $140, to cover 50% of the recipients' Muse 2022 registration; occasionally we offer larger amounts to individuals demonstrating particular need and writerly promise. All recipients will enjoy a 50% discount on any in-person events they choose to sign up for, once these are announced in early 2022. All Tuition Scholarships we offer are listed below.

ADD-ON SCHOLARSHIPS

There are also a limited number of Add-On Scholarships available for the Manuscript Mart. Please indicate on your scholarship application form if you wish to be considered for this as well. This year, you do not need to specify which agent or editor you prefer while applying; you will be able to choose any you like when you register for the conference, but we advise you to register and make your selection(s) as quickly as possible in early December, as our most popular meetings tend to sell out fast.

Please note: the Manuscript Mart sample and query letter you submit for your scholarship application this fall do not need to be the same versions you submit to your agent or editor in the spring. You are allowed and highly encouraged to continue revising your materials in the intervening months! You can even choose to query a different project if you prefer, and will have until the Manuscript Mart submission deadline in spring 2022 to decide. For now, we are looking broadly for whether your writing and projects are developed enough that you are likely to benefit from participation in the Manuscript Mart.

HOW TO APPLY

All applications require a 5-10 page writing sample and the Manuscript Mart Add-On Scholarship requires a query letter as well. The deadline for all scholarship applications is Monday, November 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. We will send out notifications to everyone by Monday, November 22. Registration opens in early December.

Successful applications usually contain a short paragraph that paints a clear financial picture for the committee to consider, and they detail how the applicant will uniquely benefit from the Muse & the Marketplace. We do not ask for corroborating documents; we only ask that you help us understand your situation.

BIPOC WRITER SCHOLARSHIP

For writers who identify as a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We are committed to making unique needs of writers of color central to our craft and publishing conversations.

LGBTQ+ WRITER SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is meant to support writers who identify as LGBTQ+.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR A WRITER LIVING WITH A DISABILITY

This scholarship is meant to support a writer living with a physical, intellectual, or emotional disability.

LITERARY CHAMPION SCHOLARSHIP

Are you actively feeding a love of literature in your community? We want you at the Muse. This scholarship is for librarians, teachers, booksellers, publishers, organizers, and anyone else who's doing work (paid or unpaid) to support writers and grow the literary community. Please describe in your application.

NON-TRADITIONAL WRITER SCHOLARSHIP

For a writer whose demonstrated path as an artist stands outside the MFA program or publishing industry model. Please describe in your application.

WRITE DOWN THE STREET STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for writers who participate in GrubStreet's Write Down the Street program.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is issued based on financial need. Please describe in your application.

MANUSCRIPT MART ADD-ON SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship covers $105 or 50% of the cost of a Manuscript Mart appointment, where writers will get feedback on 20 pages of their manuscript from a participating literary agent or editor of their choice. Please note that you only need to submit 5-10 pages of your work and a query letter to be considered for this scholarship.

FAQ

SCHOLARSHIPS

Absolutely! Any and all writers are encouraged to apply. Please make sure that you arrange for any visa requirements yourself; we aren’t able to assist with travel preparations or paperwork.

Muse 2022 scholarships can only be used toward Muse 2022.

Yes, this deadline will be indicated in your scholarship notification email. Can’t find it? Email us at muse@grubstreet.org.

We will send out all scholarship notifications by Monday, November 22, 2021.

Absolutely! On your application, just select all the scholarships for which you’d like to be considered.

The deadline to apply for a Muse 2022 Tuition Scholarship is 11:59 PM EST on Monday, November 8, 2022.

Scholarships are typically cover 50% of the ticket cost, or about $140 for Muse 2022. For our first-ever hybrid event, scholarships will cover 50% off registration and recipients will get 50% off any in-person events they choose to sign up for, once these are announced in early 2022. Occasionally we offer larger amounts to individuals demonstrating particular need.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to us at muse@grubstreet.org.