This three-day literary conference educates aspiring and emerging writers on the craft of fiction and nonfiction, prepares them for the ever-changing world of publishing and promotion, and creates opportunities for meaningful networking.
Established and emerging authors lead 130+ interactive sessions on the craft of writing – the “muse” side of things – while editors, literary agents and other industry professionals tackle the business side – the “marketplace.” Though 800+ presenters, participants, volunteers, and special guests will attend, GrubStreet creates an intimate atmosphere designed to give everyone access to the wealth of talent on both sides of the classroom.
Additionally, The Muse features special events, which have included keynote addresses, evening receptions, full breakfasts, Literary Idol, a competition for self-published authors, and many more.
The Muse and the Marketplace is one of the few conferences that offers a concrete and candid assessment of your fiction and/or nonfiction manuscript. For an additional fee, attendees meet one-on-one in our Manuscript Mart with an established literary agent, an acquiring editor at a publishing house, and/or a literary journal editor. These consultants will evaluate twenty pages of your manuscript in advance of the conference and provide in-person feedback.
At the Shop Talk Happy Hour attendees network and socialize with invited agents, editors, authors and/or other presenters. Shop Talk tables, which require an additional fee, are reserved in advance so you’ll know exactly which publishing professionals you’ll be sitting with.
For additional assistance or information, visit the conference website or email Sonya Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org.