NOW CLOSED: Apply for a Scholarship to Muse 2024

*The deadline to apply for scholarships to Muse 2024 has passed as of March 4th. Decisions for the final round of applicants will be sent out shortly.* The Muse & the Marketplace conference series and GrubStreet are committed to making the literary world accessible to writers from all backgrounds. We are offering partial, need-based scholarships to our 2024 Muse & The Marketplace conference. There is no application fee.

The Muse & The Marketplace will offer more scholarships than ever before for our 2024 conference; we also recognize that the level of excellence in our community means that we will receive many strong applications. Successful applications usually contain 1–2 short paragraphs per question. We do not ask for corroborating documents; we only ask that you help us understand your situation.

Applications for scholarship opportunities closed on March 4.

Tuition Scholarships cover 50% of conference admission; a limited number of scholarships covering 75% of conference tuition will also be granted.

Manuscript Mart Scholarships cover half of the cost of an appointment (for a final cost of $125) and we will grant a maximum of one per applicant for 2024. You must register for the conference in order to participate in the Manuscript Mart.

Scholarships will be reviewed and granted on a rolling basis and cannot be applied retroactively. We cannot hold Manuscript Mart appointments (which often sell out quickly!) while we review applications, so the earlier you apply, the better.

Deadlines to APPLY:

  •  Scholarship applications have closed as of Monday, March 4.



Applications are reviewed by the Muse Team. We base our decisions on a combination of financial need and writerly promise. We believe that artistic excellence is best achieved by bringing as many different voices to the table as possible. To that end, our scholarship committee especially welcomes applications from writers who have been historically underrepresented in the literary arts.

Questions about the Muse & The Marketplace scholarship process may be directed to