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Dzidzor's life mission is to create space for people to tell their stories. Dzidzor facilitates Poetry/Hip Hop workshops in schools, organizations, galleries/coffee shops and holds a monthly Jam Session called Black Cotton Club for artists. Dzidzor is a Ghanian folk-performing artist and the author of "For Girls Who Cry in Yellow". She loves hugs and the feelings of grass on her bare feet. Dzidzor finds power in creating spaces that push people to tell their stories. Check her work on @writedzidzor
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Alysia Abbott is the author of Fairyland, A Memoir of My Father (W.W. Norton), named one of the best books of 2013 by the San Francisco Chronicle, Shelf Awareness and GoodReads, and recently optioned by film-maker Sofia Coppola. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Vogue, Real Simple, Slate, Psychology Today, and TheAtlantic.com, among other publications. She's a graduate of the New School's MFA writing program and was a recipient of a Ragdale Fellowship. Visit her online at www.alysiaabbott.com.
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Allison Adair has been with Grub Street since 2002, first as an instructor and then as a board member (2004-2011). She has taught at the University of Iowa, Boston University, and Boston College, where she is currently a faculty member in the English department. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2015, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review, Mid-American Review, Mississippi Review, The Missouri Review (Poem of the Week), National Poetry Review, New South, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Third Coast, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Flash pieces appear in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Lascaux Review, and Nano Fiction; and literary hypertext projects appear at Electric Literature and The Rumpus. Winner of the Fineline Competition from Mid-American Review and the Orlando Prize from the A Room of Her Own Foundation, Allie is a Contributing Editor at The Brooklyn Quarterly. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she received the Teaching-Writing Fellowship. 
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Kim Adrian's first book, Sock, is part of Bloomsbury’s acclaimed Object Lessons series. Her memoir, The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, is a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist. Kim is the editor of The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms, an anthology of lyric essays that a review in The Millions praised as providing “a sense of hope about literature and its capacity for evolution and change.” Her writing has garnered several awards and recognitions including a Bread Loaf Writers Conference scholarship, a PEN New England Discovery Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Grant, and a fellowship to the Edward Albee Barn. Her most recent book, Dear Knausgaard, is part of Fiction Advocate's Afterwords series ("reinventing literary criticism"). She has taught creative nonfiction at Brown University and occasionally offers classes at Grub Street, in downtown Boston.
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Steve Almond (www.stevealmondjoy.org) is the author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction, most recently "Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country." He has three rambunctious children, one patient wife, and significant debt.
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Mary-Kim Arnold is the author of Litany for the Long Moment (Essay Press, 2017). A multidisciplinary artist, her work has appeared in a number of literary and art journals, including Tin House, The Georgia Review, Day One, and Hyperallergic. She was born in Seoul, Korea and was raised in New York. She serves on the Advisory Committee for The Rumpus, where she was Essays Editor from 2013-2015. She holds graduate degrees from Brown University and Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Rhode Island.
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An award-winning producer and personal manager of actors and writers, Marilyn R. Atlas is equally at home in the worlds of film, television, and live theater. Among her credits as film producer are “Real Women Have Curves” for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, “A Certain Desire,” starring Sam Waterston, and “Echoes,” which won the Gold Award at the Texas International Film Festival. In addition to producing a variety of programming for the cable/ pay TV market, Marilyn served as a production consultant on the film “Call Me.” She was also involved as a producer in the development of the MOW “Nightwalker” and “Playing for Keeps.” In live theater, Marilyn co-produced the West Coast premiere of the musical “God Bless You Mr. Rosewater” by Ashman and Menken (the writers of both “Enchanted” and “Tangled”). She also co-produced the award-winning play “To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday,” which was made into a film starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Peter Gallagher. Her additional credits as a producer in live theater include “Today’s Special” and “As I Sing.” Marilyn is a member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. She has spoken at their Writers’ and Producers’ retreats, the DGA-sponsored LA Asian Film Festival, as well as various other symposia for the Sherman Oaks Experimental College. She is a founding member of Women in Film’s Luminas Committee which supports the portrayal of women in non-stereotypical roles in film and television. She has spoken at events such as The San Francisco Writers Conference, the Santa Fe Screenwriters Conference and Richard Krevolin’s USC Screenwriting Retreat. Marilyn has also taught several actor workshops. Additionally, she was a guest lecturer in the Writing Program at USC, where she also teaches a class every year on creating three-dimensional, non-stereotypical characters. She has spoken at the Texas Bar Association and was a guest lecturer at Whittier Law School. Marilyn has been a guest at various colleges, including Harvardwood, UCLA, USC, Emerson, University of Redlands, and the University of Wisconsin. She has served as the professional-in-residence (in theater and film) at Ball State University, and was the speaker at the International Writer’s Conference at Hollins University (2010). She structured an intensive course at Skyline College in San Francisco covering the inception, development and promotion of a script in “The Business of Screenwriting: The Idea – and its Execution.” Her clients have appeared in shows such as Star Trek, Fringe, Pretty Little Liars, 90210, Revenge, Hart of Dixie, NCIS:LA, True Blood, Dexter, Chuck, Castle, and Criminal Minds. In addition, her clients have worked on feature films such as Holes and Transformers. Marilyn herself has been in development on pilots for Showtime and ABC Family. In addition to Marilyn’s film/TV credits, she has sold (first time) novels “Chasing the Jaguar” to HarperCollins, “Hungry Woman in Paris” to Grand Central Publishing, and the “Ave Maria Bed & Breakfast” to Hachette Publishing, and the “Last Ride of Caleb O’Toole” to Source Books. Recently, Marilyn has been developing the “Brides’ March” for Lifetime Television as well as a limited television series. She previously produced the musical version of “Real Women Have Curves” in Los Angeles in 2009 and is involved in the current development of “Real Women Have Curves” for 2015. In the fall of 2012 she co-produced the play “Detained in the Desert” at the Guadeloupe Theater in San Antonio. As of late, her Lifetime movie “The Choking Game” based on the YA book by Diana Lopez aired in summer 2014. She is also featured in the book “Write Now!” from Penguin/Tarcher. She is the co-author of a relationship-based, screenwriting guide called “Dating Your Character,” about an organic approach to character creation for Stairway Press’s Fall 2015 catalog. She was also recently a speaker at the International Women’s Writer Conference in Italy. 
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Ulya Aviral is a writer and director for film. Her upcoming two international co-productions "Shut Your Eyes I'm Gonna Dance" about a trans man's journey to an alternate universe, which is composed by Utar Artun, a former GRAMMY Awards jury, and "My Nature" about a Mid-Eastern woman's escape from war are in the festival circuit. "My Nature" was screened at Court Métrage Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival. Her film "Colors Inside" is in the festival run: it is awarded and screened at festivals in Los Angeles, Romania, Toronto and Montreal. Ulya received her BA with a double major in Sociology and Studies in Cinema & Media Culture, and a minor in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota. Ulya worked with Diane Lake, the head writer of Frida (2002) researching for a feature screenplay. She assisted Rob Sabal, the Dean of the School of the Arts at Emerson College for his pedagogy class and departmental curriculum evaluations. In 2017, Ulya Aviral received her MFA in Film and Media Art from Emerson College with a focus on writing, directing and producing films.
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As a literary magazine editor, I'm constantly reading and assessing short fiction on both a micro level (word choice, grammar, syntax, sentence-level mechanics, etc) and a macro level (characters, plot, story logic, big-picture themes and ideas), and I bring this same attention to technique and craft to my one-on-one consulting work. I love dissecting stories from a technical, craft-based perspective in order to help writers understand what's working, what could be working better, and most importantly, what is the particular piece trying to be and how can it get there. I love a wide array of styles and genres, though I'm particularly drawn to speculative fiction as well as writing that boldly embraces plot, stakes, and has some sense of innovation, daring, and risk-taking to it. I also love helping writers better understand the world of literary magazines and the process of submitting their work, as well as all the other aspects of publishing and career. 
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Joy Baglio serves as Associate Fiction Editor at Bucknell University's literary magazine West Branch, as well as the founder/director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, a literary arts center and writing school in Western MA. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, New Ohio Review, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, F(r)iction, and are forthcoming in Gulf Coast. She holds an MFA from The New School, and she's received fellowships, scholarships, and grants from Yaddo, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Speculative Literature Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Her writing has been recognized by numerous contests and awards, including The Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest (Honorable Mention) and the The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. She's at work on a novel about identity, origins, marine scientists, and the ocean as well as a collection of speculative short stories. Find her online at www.joybaglio.com.
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Rebecca is an independent writer and editor specializing in marketing and SEO, with a background in journalism. She writes about a broad range of topics to serve a diverse clientele, which currently includes marketing agencies and startups, and has years of experience as a freelance journalist and copywriter.
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Originally from Singapore, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow is the co-author of Singapore: A Biography and co-editor of In Transit: An Anthology from Singapore on Airports and Air Travel. Her short fiction has won the Mississippi Review Fiction Prize, been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and been published in the UK, US and Singapore. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center and Nanyang Technological University. She has attended Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and was an honorary fellow in writing at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. She has an MFA in creative writing from Boston University and is working on a novel and short story collection. Her website is http://www.toomanythoughts.org.
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Katie Bannon is a Boston-based writer of memoir and personal essay. She works as a writing instructor at Emerson College, where she also earned her MFA in creative nonfiction. Her work has appeared in NPR, Salon, Narratively, Cognoscenti, and more. Her memoir was a finalist for the Permafrost Nonfiction Book Prize, a nominee for the Bill Knot Thesis Prize at Emerson College, and a winner of the Morton N. Cohen Creative Writing Award at Tufts University. She is a GrubStreet Memoir Incubator alum, as well as a former Muse and the Marketplace Teaching Scholar. She was a recipient of the Wesleyan Scholarship for the 2014 Wesleyan Writers Conference, and completed a residency at Lemon Tree House in 2016. You can find her online at www.katiekoppel.com.
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Lynne Barrett is the author of the story collections Magpies (Gold Medal, Fiction, Florida Book Awards), The Secret Names of Women, and The Land of Go (all, Carnegie Mellon University Press). She edited Tigertail: Florida Flash and co-edited Birth: A Literary Companion. Her stories can be found in Fifteen Views of Miami, Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Stories Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Wraparound South, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Delta Blues, and One Year to a Writing Life. A recipient of the Edgar Award for best mystery story and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University and is editor of The Florida Book Review. Learn more about Lynne here: www.lynnebarrett.com.
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Katytarika Bartel (they/she) is an artist, educator, and organizer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Katytarika is a queer, mixed race Thai-American writer, photographer and award-winning filmmaker interested in shining light on spaces of in-between. Katytarika is fiercely passionate about making photography more accessible, letting young people do things, and the color yellow. Katytarika is the co-founder and co-director of the Boston-based art collective, ANGRY ASIAN GIRLS, which works actively in the community to promote and uplift the narratives of APIA young folks. Katytarika engages the tools of spoken word poetry, writing, and media to teach social justice topics to young people. Katy is the former Teen Program Coordinator at Castle Square Tenants Organization, and also teaches with the WallTalk program at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
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I love everything nonfiction, but, in particular, I love narrative writing that tells human stories (memoir, personal essays, and autobiographical comics, but also novels and short stories) and blends genres (combining the researched and the personal, fiction and nonfiction, images and words). I have a personal interest in reading and promoting work by women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. Favorite writers include Margo Jefferson, Eula Biss, Claudia Rankine, Maggie Nelson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Zadie Smith, Marjane Satrapi, Lindy West, Maxine Hong Kingston, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and MariNaomi. I am happy to consult on nonfiction of any length -- from one essay or personal statement to a full memoir or book-length manuscript. My favorite work to read and edit is nonfiction that intersects the personal and the researched, though I also love working on a pure memoir/personal essay and I have also previously consulted on works of fiction (especially historical/researched fiction). In addition to the writing itself, I have worked with clients on MFA (and other grad school) applications that have resulted in acceptances to programs, and I have helped writers assemble book proposals and manuscripts that have landed agents and editors. I am also big on planning and outlining and have been hired to help writers, not only edit and revise their work, but also to come up with an action plan for how to move forward even once they stop working with me.
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E.B. Bartels is a writer and teacher from Massachusetts. She has an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and her work has appeared in Catapult, Electric Literature, The Millions, The Toast, The Butter, xoJane, The Rumpus, Ploughshares online, and the anthology The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35, among others. E.B.’s narrative nonfiction book, Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter, a first-person journey through the world of loving and losing animals, exploring the singular nature of our bonds with our companion animals, and how best to grieve for them once they’ve passed away, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in spring 2021. She also runs the interview series Non-Fiction by Non-Men on the site Fiction Advocate. E.B. has taught at Columbia’s Summer Program for High School Students, Columbia’s Intro Writing Program, The Door (a drop in center for homeless teens in Manhattan), Mother Caroline Academy in Dorchester, and the Noble & Greenough School in Dedham. Her students have ranged in age from fifth grade to retiree. You can visit her website at ebbartels.com, see her tweets at @eb_bartels, and read her haikus about strangers’ dogs at ebbartels.wordpress.com.
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Matthew Battles received his MA in fiction from Boston University's Creative Writing Program in 1996. Since then, he has written for such venues as The American Scholar, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Harper’s Magazine, and The New York Times; his books include the short-story collection The Sovereignties of Invention and Library: an Unquiet History. His forthcoming volume, a material and cultural history of writing entitled Palimpsest, will appear in Spring 2015. A fellow at the Berkman Center and Society, he serves as associate director of metaLAB at Harvard, a research group dedicated to exploring and expanding the frontiers of networked culture in the arts and humanities.
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Ann Bauer holds an MFA from the University of Iowa. She is the author of three books, including the novels The Forever Marriage (2012) and A Wild Ride Up the Cupboards (2005).  An award-winning essayist, Bauer has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Sun, Salon, Redbook and Elle. She has taught creative writing at Brown University and Macalester College. Bauer splits her time between Boston and Minneapolis; but wherever she is, she writes each morning from 7-9:30 a.m.
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Young adult author Katie Bayerl has built a career around words and teaching. She has taught writing in high schools, nonprofits, detention facilities, and online; served as Features Editor of a youth-generated magazine; directed the communications efforts of a Boston-based education nonprofit; and helped to capture the stories of dozens of schools and nonprofits in Boston and across the country. She currently teaches classes for teens and adults at GrubStreet, with a focus on the novel. Katie holds two degrees in education and and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a winner of the PEN New England/Susan P Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award and was honored to serve as the 2018 Michael L Printz Author in Residence and the 2018 Lois Lowry Fellow. Her debut young adult novel, A Psalm for Lost Girls (Putnam/Penguin) was named a top pick from Amazon and Book-a-Million, a "can't miss" by Boston Magazine, and a 2019 TAYSHAS selection by the Texas Library Association. Katie will read anything with great sentences, but she's especially in love with haunting literary fiction, atmospheric mysteries, and young adult fiction that tackles big questions with honesty, wit, and heart.
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I am currently working on a historical novel set in an orphanage in Atlanta in the 1920s. I also have written about music, popular culture, and Jewish cultural history, and have had my work collected in numerous anthologies. 
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Steven Lee Beeber is the author of The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB’s: A Secret History of Jewish Punk (Chicago Review Press), the editor of AWAKE! A Reader for the Sleepless (Soft Skull Press) and the associate editor of the literary journal Conduit. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's, The New York Times and elsewhere. He has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and teaches creative writing and creative nonfiction at Lesley University and Harvard Summer School. His website is www.jewpunk.com.
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I love helping people with their writing, period. There is nothing more exciting to me than living the writer’s life. I spend mornings with my own work. After a lunch break,  I boil water for tea and dig in to a client’s or student’s work. That’s an ideal day as far as I’m concerned. That said, I do particularly respond to socio-political, historical, philosophical, contemplative, funny, quirky, inventive, poignant, intense rule-breaking writing. Gutsy. Quiet reflective. See? I kind of like it all. 
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Cara Benson is an award winning writer whose stories, poems, book reviews, and essays have been published in The New York Times, Boston Review, Best American Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail, Fence, Electric Literature, Hobart, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, 3:AM, and in syndication. She has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Literature and is in revision on her second book, a novel. Of her first book the Huffington Post writes: “Benson does more with the two-word sentence than many poets do in two stanzas or even two poems, largely because it would be difficult to find even a single wasted word." Cara teaches Creative Writing in the Graduate Program at Prescott College. Her online home is: carabensonwriter.com.
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Ben Berman’s first book, Strange Borderlands, won the 2014 Peace Corps Award for Best Book of Poetry and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards. His second collection, Figuring in the Figure, was recently selected as a Must-Read by the Mass Center for the Book. And his new book, Then Again, came out last November. He has received awards from the New England Poetry Club and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Somerville Arts Council. He teaches at Brookline High School and lives in the Boston area with his wife and two daughters. www.ben-berman.com
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Sharon Bially is a professional publicist and founder of the boutique PR firm BookSavvy PR. In addition to BookSavvy, she directs media relations campaigns for businesses as a consultant to MBS Value Partners.  Author of the independent novel Veronica's Nap Sharon is an active Grub Street member and a regular contributor to the popular blog Writer Unboxed.
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I’m interested in narratives that confront race, religion, memory, and mental illness. I can provide detailed feedback on projects that work with poetics and cross genre experimentation. If you would like to work on a series of poems or a full manuscript, I can help with anything from line work to submissions. I am also available for research purposes: guiding your attention to specific authors that could compliment and challenge your aesthetic. Aside from creative writing, I also have great knowledge on how to write a statement of purpose and how to build a writing sample for an MFA application.
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Mark Bias is a Korean-American poet. He is a recipient of the 2020 William Matthews Poetry Prize selected by Ilya Kaminsky. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Asheville Poetry Review, Best New Poets, IDK Magazine, PANK, Silver Needle Press, and was selected by The Saejowi Initiative for National Integration which seeks to provide protection for North Korean refugees. He received his MA from TCNJ and is an MFA candidate at UMass Amherst.
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Kevin Birmingham is the author of The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses (Penguin Press, 2014). He received his Ph.D. from Harvard, where he was a lecturer in History & Literature and where is currently an instructor in the university's writing program. He was a bartender in a Dublin pub featured in Ulysses for one day before he was unceremoniously fired.
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Nicole Blades is a novelist, speaker, and journalist. She started at Essence magazine, later co-founded the online magazine SheNetworks, and worked as an editor at ESPN and Women’s Health. Nicole's work has appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping, WashingtonPost.com, MarieClaire.com, BuzzFeed, and other publications. Her latest book, HAVE YOU MET NORA?, is out now, along with her previous novels THE THUNDER BENEATH US and EARTH’S WATERS. Listen to her weekly podcast, Hey, Sis!, about women finding their focus and place in business, art, culture, and life. And find out more at: NicoleBlades.com.
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David Blair is the author of two books of poetry. His first book Ascension Days was chosen by Thomas Lux for the Del Sol Poetry Prize in 2007, and his second book Arsonville will be published in the spring of 2016 by New Issues Poetry & Prose as part of the Green Rose Series. Blair's poems have appeared in Agni, Boston Review, Fence, The Harvard Review, Terminus, storySouth, Ploughshares, and Slate Magazine, and they have been featured in the anthologies The Best of Lady Churchhill's Rosebud Wristlet, edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, and also in Devouring the Green: Fear of a Human Planet from Jaded Ibis Press. He has twenty years experience teaching creative writing and has taught at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, the New England Institute of Art, and in the MFA Program in Writing at the University of New Hampshire. A Pittsburgh native, he lives with his family in Somerville, Massachusetts.
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Are you working on a novel or short story and you keep getting the "We love this, but it's not for us" rejection letter? Jenna Blum may be the consultant for you. Jenna is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of novels Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers and the novella "The Lucky One" in postwar anthology Grand Central; she is one of Oprah's Top Thirty Women Writers and has been teaching fiction and novel workshops at Grub since 1998. Jenna is interested in consulting on novels, novellas and short stories in their final stages of revision; she specializes in literary and some eras of historical fiction. (No genre, please!) Jenna will also provide consultation on troubleshooting your novel's outline, perfecting your query letter and creating/ fine-tuning your social media platform. Known for contributing to her novels' success via her marketing tactics,  Jenna will help you identify your comfort zone and skills and help you create a marketing platform on social media and in person. Jenna specializes in Facebook, Twitter, and mainstream social media as well as writer websites, book club connection and public speaking.  Consultations accepted via submission only. Jenna's fee is $150/hour. Please contact Jenna via Grub or her website, www.jennablum.com.
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Jenna Blum is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of novels Those Who Save Us, The Stormchasers, and The Lost Family as well as the novella "The Lucky One" in anthology Grand Central. Jenna is also one of Oprah's Top 30 Women Writers. Jenna has taught for GrubStreet since 1997 ; she currently runs the master novel workshop and seminars focusing on craft and marketing.
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Will Boast was born in England and grew up in Ireland and Wisconsin. His story collection, Power Ballads, won the 2011 Iowa Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for a California Book Award. His fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New American Voices, Virginia Quarterly Review, newyorker.com, Narrative, Salon, Glimmer Train, The American Scholar, and The New York Times, among other publications. He’s been a Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University and a Charles Pick Fellow at the University of East Anglia in the UK. His memoir, Epilogue, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton Co/Liveright and Granta Books.
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Laura is a children's writer, a teacher, and an avid ice cream eater. She has taught creative writing with Asheville Writers in the Schools & Community and the Thurber House, creative art at Roots + Wings School of Art and Design, Spanish in a Waldorf school, and English in South Korea. You can find her picture book, Writing Home: The Story of Author Thomas Wolfe, released by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, or her story, "The Day the Sea Split," in Spider Magazine. She is currently attending Simmons College for a M.A. in Children's Literature and a M.A.T. in Elementary Education. Laura is over the moon to be a part of the Grub team.
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Character-driven fiction: literary, young adult, adult coming-of-age, speculative fiction. Lisa’s services include coaching to finish a first draft and developmental editing of finished drafts. More than a dozen of her former students and clients have gone on to publish their novels with presses like Viking, Harcourt and Penguin.
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Lisa Borders’ second novel, The Fifty-First State, was published by Engine Books in 2013. Her first novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land, was chosen by Pat Conroy as the winner of River City Publishing’s Fred Bonnie Award and received fiction honors in the 2003 Massachusetts Book Awards. Lisa has published humor in McSweeney’s, essays in The Rumpus and several anthologies, and short stories in Washington Square, Black Warrior Review, Painted Bride Quarterly and other journals. She has taught creative writing since 1997, shifting her focus to the novel when she developed GrubStreet’s Novel in Progress courses in 2005. She also co-developed and co-taught GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator from 2011 – 2013, and developed and led the Novel Generator from 2014-2017. She now teaches in the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s online MFA program. For more information on Lisa and her work, visit lisaborders.com.
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I'm an Episcopal priest and author of two books and a blog. I live in Cambridge and have also taught a day-long course at Grub St. called The Art and Craft of Spiritual Writing. It is a time of fun, lots of time to write, conversation about the particular characteristics of spiritual writing, samples of such writing, and some of the differences between, and distinguishing qualities of religion and spirituality, without trivializing either.
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Lisa Braxton is the recipient of a 2020 Outstanding Literary Award from the National Association of Black Journalists for her debut novel, The Talking Drum, published in May 2020 by Inanna Publications. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Boston Globe, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Vermont Literary Review, Black Lives Have Always Mattered, Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Book of Hope. She is a fellow of Kimbilio, a fellowship for fiction writers of the African diaspora, and an Emmy-nominated former television journalist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media from Hampton University, her Master of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and her Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University and is a former newspaper and television journalist.
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Eve Bridburg is the Founder and Executive Director of GrubStreet. Under her leadership, the organization has grown into a national literary powerhouse known for artistic excellence, working to democratize the publishing pipeline and program innovation. An active partner to the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, Eve was the driving force behind establishing the country’s first Literary Cultural District in downtown Boston and securing chapter 91 space in the Seaport to build a creative writing center. The Barr Foundation recently named her a 2019 Barr Fellow in recognition of her leadership. Having graduated from its inaugural class, Eve remains active with the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program, a consortium of 200 of the world’s top cultural leaders, which addresses the critical issues that face the arts and cultural sector worldwide. Eve has presented on the future of publishing, what it takes to build a literary arts center, and the intersection of arts and civics at numerous local and national conferences. Her essays and op-eds on publishing, the role of creative writing centers and the importance of the narrative arts have appeared in The Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Cognoscenti, Writer's Digest and TinHouse. Eve serves on the Advisory Board of The Loop Lab, a new Cambridge-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing representation in the Media Arts. Eve worked as a literary agent at The Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency for five happy years where she developed, edited, and sold a wide variety of books to major publishers. Before starting GrubStreet, she attended Boston University’s Writing program on a teaching fellowship, farmed in Oregon, and ran an international bookstore in Prague.
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Elena is a fiction writer from Portland, Maine. Elena became a Grubbie in 2015 while working in book publishing in Boston. She is now an MFA Fellow at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches undergraduate creative writing. Elena also teaches community writing classes through The Porch in Nashville. She has been awarded scholarships to the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and the New York State Summer Writers Institute, and was granted a residency at Sundress Academy for the Arts. You can find her offline.
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Regina Brooks is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC, based in Brooklyn, New York. Her agency has represented and established a diverse base of award-winning clients in adult and young adult fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature. Her authors have appeared inUSA Today, New York Times and the Washington Post as well as on Oprah, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSBNC, TV ONE, BET and a host of others. She has held senior editorial positions at John Wiley and Sons and McGraw-Hill companies. Brooks is the author of the titles Never Finished Never Done(Scholastic), Writing Great Books For Young Adults (Source Books), and You Should (Really) Write A Book: How To Write, Sell, And Market Your Memoir (St. Martin’s Press), has edited over nearly 100 titles and is a blogger for the Huffington Post and Essence.com. Brooks is also on the faculty of the Harvard University publishing course and the Whidbey Island Writers MFA program and annually teaches at more than twenty worldwide conferences. She has been highlighted in global media outlets including Forbes, Media Bistro, Essence magazine, Ebony magazine, Writer’s Digest magazine, The Writer, Jet, Rolling Outand Publisher’s Weekly. She also is a co-publisher of an imprint of Akashic called Open Lens.
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I have a particular love for character-driven narratives with an emphasis on voice. Special interests include transnational, cross-cultural, and regional narratives; pop culture; literary criticism; and work that explores class, feminism, and identity. I have a keen eye for both sentence-level detail and big-picture editing, and work on projects ranging from flash to book-length. I also offer consultation on agent query letters and querying strategies. An experienced literary magazine editor and juror for literary contests, fellowships, and awards, I can offer guidance on submitting to literary magazines, grants, fellowships, residencies, and conferences from the perspective of both the applicant and the reviewer. Please see my website, colwillbrown.com, for details of my proofreading and copyediting services. A native of Great Britain, I'm particularly adept at authenticating settings, characters, and stories associated with the UK. I also offer cultural consulting on issues related to gender and class. For more information or to request a consult, please email [email protected]
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Colwill is an instructor and manuscript consultant at GrubStreet, an associate editor at Bat City Review, and an MFA candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating a scholarship awardee of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator program, Colwill found representation for her first novel, Before We Tear Our Selves Apart, with Robert Guinsler of Sterling Lord Literistic, which is currently on submission to publishing houses. She is the recipient of the Wellspring House Emerging Writer Fellowship, the Henry Blackwell Essay Prize, and a Crawley-Garwood Research Grant, and has received fellowships and support from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The University of Texas at Austin, Boston College, Kansas State University, the Anderson Center for Disciplinary Studies, and GrubStreet. She was a finalist for the 2019 Tennessee Williams Fiction Prize, the 2019 Reynolds Price Award, the 2019 Far Horizons Fiction Award, the 2019 Disquiet International Literary Prize, and the 2019 Lit Fest Emerging Writer Fellowship. Colwill’s fiction is forthcoming in Granta and is anthologized in Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet (Press 53). She has served on the editorial team for Post Road magazine, The Conium Review,  Solstice Literary Magazine, and Pangyrus magazine. Colwill is a founding member of the  Back Porch Collective, a Boston-based group of writers. With members connected to Cuba, India, Albania, Atlanta, Bosnia, Miami, Jamaica, and the UK, they bonded over a common passion for global narratives and literature’s potential to create empathy and understanding across all geographical, political, and cultural borders. Hailing from Yorkshire, in the north of England, Colwill is determined to introduce the word “sozzard” to the American vernacular. For a full list of publications, projects, and services, please visit colwillbrown.com.
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Eleanor Brown is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris. Her debut novel, The Weird Sisters, received numerous honors—in addition to winning the Colorado Book Award, it was an Indie Next pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and a Barnes & Noble Discover selection. Eleanor’s writing has also appeared in newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and journals, including The Washington Post, CrossFit Journal, Crab Orchard Review, and Publishers Weekly. She lives in Colorado and teaches and presents on writing at conferences and writing centers nationwide.
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Laniesha Brown is GrubStreet's Program Coordinator. She holds an M.F.A in Poetry and an M.A. in English Literature from McNeese State University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Caribbean Writer, The Hunger, the minnesota review and more. When she's not writing, she enjoys playing fetch with her cat and eating fried plantains.
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Whether it's a poem, screenplay, short story, novel section... or a multi-genre "ahhh I don't know what this is yet!" I can offer feedback at any stage of the writing process. I particularly respond to layered, lyrical writing that pushes at the boundaries of genre and form, plays with time, moves beyond realism, and/or creates a link between the reader and a specific sociopolitical context. I have particular expertise and training in science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, magical realism, dialogue, structure, feminist writing, visual narratives, experimental work, character-driven narratives, LGBTQ+ and non-binary themes, multilingualism, translation, and adaptation. I am fluent in French and originally from the Midwest, so hit me up about those things. I am also happy to consult on the business of being a writer: time management, motivation, promotion, navigating submissions, to MFA or not to MFA, and all those little things that come up. I have strong experience in graphics & social media and would be happy to help you develop a promotional plan, create a logo, build a website, and more.
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Stephanie K. Brownell is a multi-genre writer, artist, and educator from Wisconsin who holds an MFA from Boston University. A 2018 Sewanee Writers Conference Tennessee Williams Scholar, Stephanie has participated in residencies and fellowships nationwide including the Company One’s PlayLab, Taleamor Park Residencies, and Ensemble Studio Theatre’s New York Theatre Intensives. ‘She Eats Apples’ was the winner of the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award. Stephanie’s work has also been selected as Editor’s choice by Solstice Literary Magazine and Typishly Literary Magazine, and as a Gary Garrison Award national finalist and the UT WomenWorks 2015 runner up. In 2018, ’This Place/Displaced’ was selected by The Arts Fuse as one of the Best Stage productions of the year. Stephanie’s fiction, poetry, and drama have been published in Great Lakes Review, Seven Circle Press, Punt Volat, Decoded: Pride Anthology, Crab Fat Magazine, and elsewhere. In Boston, Stephanie teaches creative writing at GrubStreet, develops socially-engaged performances with Artists’ Theater, consults on manuscripts and book marketing, and leads a ragtag band of SFF writers. They have previously taught at Carroll University, Boston University, Bentley University, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, The Eliot School, the Urbano Project, and Lycée Marguerite de Valois, among others. Stephanie’s creative work is visual, intersectional and magical and their scholarly work focuses on discourses of oppression, resistance, and imagination in contemporary and speculative literature. You can find more about Stephanie’s work at www.skbrownell.com or on Instagram or Twitter @skbrownell.
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Steven Brykman left med school to become Managing Editor of National Lampoon. His work has appeared in Playboy, Cracked, Tablet, Nerve, and The New Yorker where he was featured in Talk of the Town. He has written for/appeared on Prairie Home Companion, Comedy Central, NPR, G4TV, and the Food Network. As a writing fellow at the University of Massachusetts, his fiction was awarded the Harvey Swados prize. 
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Stace Budzko has been published or is forthcoming in Blip, Southeast Review, Versal, Upstreet, Necessary Fiction, Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction, Press 53, PANK, Hobart, elimae, The Los Angeles Review, Night Train, The Collagist, Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Flash Fiction, Flash Fiction Forward, Brevity & Echo, Quick Fiction and elsewhere. The screen adaptations of his stories have received numerous honors and showcases as well. At present, he is a writing instructor at Emmanuel College and writer-in-residence at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
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Gabe Bump is from South Shore, Chicago. His nonfiction and fiction has appeared in SLAM Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, Big Big Wednesday, The Huffington Post, Springhouse Journal, whatahowler.com, and Ren Quarterly. He won Summer Literary Seminar's 2015 Flash Fiction Prize and the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award in Fiction. Gabe received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His first two novels are forthcoming from Algonquin Books.
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Monica Erin Busch is an award-winning journalist who freelances critical and personal essays. Currently, she is a News Writer for Bustle, as well as digital editor for Stuff Made In. She is the founding editor of Manqué, the literature and culture website. Previously, she was a reporter for The Martha’s Vineyard Times. She specializes in writing about class experience, religion, and feminism.
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John Butman is an author, collaborative writer, publishing consultant, and the founder and principal of Idea Platforms, Inc., a Portland-based firm that helps content experts and cause leaders create their idea-driven, non-fiction books and the idea platforms that surround them. John has been involved in the development and creation of some thirty-five books, including New York Times bestsellers, and has worked with numerous publishing houses, literary agencies, and book packagers.
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Jacquelin Cangro served as editor for her first book, The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York (Plume), which contains 27 essays about the New York City subway system written by well-known straphangers such as Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead, Calvin Trillin, and Francine Prose. The collection received print reviews nationally, and she appeared on a variety of broadcast media outlets such as CBS Morning News, NY1, and NPR. Her short stories have appeared in Valparaiso Fiction Review, The Cortland Review, and The Macguffin. She was a finalist in the Saturday Evening Post’s Great American Fiction Contest. Her essays and other non-fiction writing have appeared in Preservation Online, Prick of the Spindle, Narrative.ly, and History-Magazine, among others. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Georgia State University. For nearly twenty years, she has worked at Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster in the young readers divisions of both houses. For more information on Jackie and her work, visit jacquelincangro.com
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I'm a freelance journalist, essayist, and critic. I write about gender and feminism, books and culture, sometimes politics, and some other stuff, too. I've been a contributing writer at Slate and a staff writer at The New Republic and National Journal. My work has also appeared at The Point, The New Yorker online, The Washington Post Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Pacific Standard, Outside, The Atlantic, The Mary Review, and elsewhere. In 2017, I won an inaugural RALLY Award for feature writing on the topic of sexual violence, conferred by the Poynter Institute, for my story "Flight Risk." I have a BA from Yale and an MFA in creative nonfiction from Emerson College, where I taught in the First Year Writing Program.
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Marlon Carey is a Poet (published chapbooks:  Giraffe Theory (2000), Prolegomenon (2003) and Lazarus (2007) who has been a member of both the Boston Poetry Slam and Boston Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam Teams. He is also a proud member of the Providence RI-based poetry troupe, Brother’s Keeper. Marlon is also an Educator (teaching Poetry, Hip Hop and Creative Writing in the New England Area and around the country), Actor (The Sunset Limited, Topdog/Underdog, Othello, When Mahalia Sings, Take Me Out, A Few Good Men), Communicator (producer and radio DJ on “Off Tha Top”,  www.BSRlive.com) and Entertainer  (released EPs: There Is No Plan, Be. and Plan M: the un-Mixtape, End of The World Mixtape 2012: OCCUPY Your Mind.)  Carey earned his BFA degree in Creative Writing at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, NC, and is proud to be a New England Poet, with nuff respect to his Jamaican immigrant roots. PEACE
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Mary Carroll Moore’s thirteen published books include the award-winning Your Book Starts Here: Create, Craft and Sell Your First Novel, Memoir or Nonfiction Book, based on her How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book writing workshops; PEN/Faulkner nominated novel Qualities of Light (Bella Books); How to Master Change in Your Life: Sixty-seven Ways to Handle Life’s Toughest Moments (Eckankar Books); Cholesterol Cures (Rodale Press), and the award-winning Healthy Cooking (Ortho Publications). A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times, over 300 of Mary’s essays, short stories, articles, and poetry have appeared in literary journals, magazines, and newspapers around the U.S. and have won awards with the McKnight Awards for Creative Prose, Glimmer Train Press, the Loft Mentor Series, and other writing competitions. She teaches creative writing in New York, Boston, New Hampshire, and Minnesota and writes a weekly blog for book writers at http://howtoplanwriteanddevelopabook.blogspot.com.
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Olivia Kate Cerrone is the author of The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press, 2017), a historical novella about the child miners of Italy. The book was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “a well-crafted and affecting literary tale.” The Brooklyn Rail named it one of the "Best Books of 2017" and it was also listed as a 2017 Fiction Bestseller for six consecutive months on SPD Books. Her Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction won the Jack Dyer Prize from the Crab Orchard Review, the Mason's Road Literary Award, and first place in Italian Americana's annual literary contest. The Hunger Saint won a 2014 “Conference Choice Award” from the SDSU Writers’ Conference. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, Psychology Today, Publishers Weekly, The Rumpus, The Brooklyn Rail, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of various literary honors, including fellowships at the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers (Scotland), the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, where she was awarded a "Distinguished Fellowship" from the National Endowment for the Arts. Cerrone earned an MFA in fiction from New York University and a BFA from the Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College. She is at work on a novel called DISPLACED and currently lives in Boston, MA where she teaches writing at Suffolk University.
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Sarah Chaves is a Portuguese-American author and high school educator whose publications include notary literary magazines and anthologies. Her most recent work has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, The Washington Post, and The Lily. Sarah was a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar in Portugal and the Luso-American scholar at DISQUIET 2012. She holds a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College and an MA in English from the University of Massachusetts: Boston. She is a GrubStreet Memoir Incubator alum whose memoir has won first place in the San Antonio Writers Guild 27th Annual Writing Contest in Memoir and was one of the five finalists in the 2019 Restless Books New Immigrant Writing Prize. For a full list of her publications and services, please check out her website or on Instagram @sarita_chaves.
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Character-driven fiction of any subject or style.
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Chip Cheek is the author of the novel Cape May (Celadon Books, 2019). His stories have appeared in The Southern Review, Harvard Review, Washington Square, and other journals and anthologies. He has been awarded scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Tin House Summer Writers' Workshop, and the Vermont Studio Center, as well as an Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation in Boston. A longtime resident of Somerville and former staff member at GrubStreet, Chip now lives with his wife and daughter in the Los Angeles area.
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I write and teach short stories as well as novel-length fiction. I specialize in high-concept or character-driven speculative fiction and all types of literary fiction. My interests include cross-cultural narratives, LGBTQ+ characters, voice- and dialogue-driven fiction, and references to real or imagined pop culture. Unusually structured work delights me. I'm available for consultation.
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K Chess is the author of FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED (Tin House Books, 2019). Her writing has appeared in The Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row Journal, PANK, Salon, Tor.com and other outlets. Her short stories have been honored by the Nelson Algren Literary Award and the Pushcart Prize. K earned a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from Southern Illinois University. She was awarded a W.K. Rose Fellowship in the Creative Arts. She reads fiction for Quarterly West and teaches writing at GrubStreet in Boston and Rhode Island. Visit her online at kchesswriter.com.
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Rita Zoey Chin is the author of Let the Tornado Come: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster), and her essays and poems have appeared in Tin House, Guernica, Marie Claire, The Rumpus, Freerange Nonfiction, Blackbird Review, birdsong, New York Arts Magazine, and elsewhere. A recipient of a Bread Loaf waiter scholarship, a Katherine Anne Porter Prize, and an Academy of American Poetry Award, Rita holds an MFA from the University of Maryland. She lives in Massachusetts, where she teaches at GrubStreet, mentors teenage girls, and rides her mischievous horse.
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A Coloradan and Vermonter at heart, Liza Cochran now lives in Boston where she teaches fiction and nonfiction at Emerson College, and serves as the Education and Outreach Director at Write the World, an online writing community for high school students. During the summers, she returns to the west to teach writing at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School. Her work can be found in the Colorado Review and the Fifth Wednesday Journal.
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Sarah Jane Cody's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, Washington Square Review, No Tokens, Pembroke Magazine, and Necessary Fiction. She was a finalist for Pleiades’s 2018 G.B. Crump Prize in Experimental Fiction. She is currently a prose reader for Pigeon Pages. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is an alumna of Tin House’s Summer Workshop.
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Charles Coe is author of two books of poetry: “All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents” and “Picnic on the Moon,” both published by Leapfrog Press. His poetry has appeared in a number of literary reviews and anthologies, including Poesis, The Mom Egg, Solstice Literary Review, and Urban Nature. He is the winner of a fellowship in poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Charles’s poems have been set by a number of composers, including Beth Denisch, Julia Carey and Robert Moran. A short film based on his poem “Fortress” is currently in production by filmmaker Roberto Mighty. He is also author of the novella “Spin Cycles,” published in October 2014 by Gemma Media. He is co-chair of the Boston Chapter of the National Writers Union, a labor union for freelance writers. Charles has been selected by the Associates of the Boston Public Library as a “Boston Literary Light for 2014.”
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Erin works on GrubStreet's core curriculum, intensive programs, and scholarship committee. She came to Boston from Oakland, CA, where she was a coordinator for a literacy nonprofit in public elementary schools. In addition to her role on the Programs staff, she teaches essay classes, and is a student of both fiction and nonfiction here at GrubStreet. Erin studied classical literature as an undergraduate at St. John's College and Mills College, and studied English, philosophy, and education as a graduate student at Harvard.
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Nadia Colburn's debut poetry collection The High Shelf was published in 2019. Her poetry and prose have been widely published in more than 80 publications including The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, LA Review of Books, Spirituality and Health, Harvard Review, Yale Review, Slate, and The Boston Globe Magazine and the anthology The Anatomy of Silence: 26 Stories About All The Sh*t That Gets In the Way of Talking About Sexual Violence. Nadia holds a PhD in English from Columbia, a BA from Harvard, is a certified kundalini yoga instructor and a serious student of Thich Nhat Hanh. She is a founding editor at Anchor, a spirituality and social justice magazine, and she's the founder of  Align Your Story, which offers holistic writing coaching and classes both in the Boston area and online. Nadia lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and two children. For free resources for writers and to see more visit https://nadiacolburn.com
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Jessica Cole has an MA in English/Creative Writing from UC Davis, where she wrote a thesis in poetry and indulged her obsession with “place” through an intimacy with the Putah Creek watershed, and PhD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she wrote a novel for her dissertation that combines physics and botany to reimagine the complex history of Oak Ridge National Labs. She has taught onsite and online, most recently at the BAC, and co-runs the press Bloomsday Literary and the podcast F***ing Shakespeare. She lives in Boston with her adorable son.
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Morris Collins’s first novel, Horse Latitudes, was published in 2013 and will be reprinted in a second edition by Dzanc Books later this year. Other fiction and poetry has recently appeared in Pleiades, Gulf Coast, The Chattahoochee Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Nimrod, among others.
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Nina Li Coomes is a Japanese and American writer. She was born in Nagoya, raised in Chicago, and currently resides in Boston, MA. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, EATER, and Catapult, among other places. She is also an alumna of Young Chicago Authors, a Kundiman Creative Nonfiction Intensive participant, and an Aspen Summer Words Fellow in Memoir. Currently, she is working on a book of loosely linked essays about war, memory, and her biracial heritage.
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Maggie Cooper's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in The Rumpus, Lilith, Inch, and Bitch Media. A 2016 graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop, she holds a degree in English from Yale University and earned her MFA in fiction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she served as an editor for The Greensboro Review. In addition to her work as a writer and teacher, Maggie is an associate agent in the Boston office of Aevitas Creative Management.
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Leela Corman is an illustrator, cartoonist, painter, and educator. She studied painting, printmaking, and illustration at Massachusetts College of Art. She began her career in comics as an undergraduate, and then won a Xeric Grant in Fall 1999 to publish her first graphic novel, Queen’s Day. She has also published numerous shorter pieces in anthologies in the US, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain. Her most recent graphic novel, Unterzakhn(Schocken/Pantheon, 2012), set in the tenements and vaudeville houses of the Lower East Side at the turn of the last century, was nominated for the L.A. Times Book Award, the Eisner Award and was featured in Best American Comics 2013 (Houghton Mifflin). The French translation, Dessous, was nominated for Le Prix Artemisia and awarded the Prix Millepages in 2013. The Italian translation, Sotto, was awarded the ROMICS prize for best Anglo-American comic. She is an upcoming Yaddo fellow, in their Fall 2019 residency. She is also an illustrator, and has illustrated books on topics that range from urban gardening to sex for the very busy to the history of the skirt, and has worked for a diverse array of editorial clients including the band The Mountain Goats, songwriter Neko Case, PBS, the New York Times, BUST Magazine, UF/Shands Arts In Medicine, and more. Her short comics have run in The Believer, Nautilus Magazine, Re:Form, The Nib, Tablet Magazine, Symbolia, and The OC Weekly, and were collected into the book We All Wish For Deadly Force (Retrofit/Big Planet, 2016). Her short story, “Yahrzeit”, won a Silver Medal from the Society Of Illustrators in 2013. She has created nonfiction comics on subjects as diverse as the neurobiology of PTSD, the life of an expatriate bellydancer in Cairo during the recent political upheavals in Egypt, and the heroic work of Raoul Wallenberg during the Second World War. Her graphic novel Victory Parade will be published in 2021 by Schocken/Pantheon. In the fall of 2018, she co-curated an exhibition of American comics by women from the 1960's through today at Central Connecticut State University with Layet Johnson, which has since traveled to Good Weather Gallery in New Orleans. Leela is the co-founder, along with her husband Tom Hart, of Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida, a school for illustration and graphic storytelling, where she teaches figure drawing and illustration. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Florida's College of Fine Arts, where she teaches illustration. She also travels the world teaching graphic storytelling, most recently in Denmark, Australia, and Hawai'i. In fall of 2018, she was awarded a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant for artists with young children.
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Colin Corrigan was born in County Kildare in Ireland and lives in Boston, where he teaches writing at Northeastern University. His short fiction has been published by Amazon, the Fiction Desk, and The Stinging Fly, and anthologised in 'Surge: New Writing from Ireland' and 'Stinging Fly Stories'. In 2018 he was awarded a grant by the Elizabeth George Foundation to complete his first novel.
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Nora is a Massachusetts-born fiction writer. She graduated with an MFA from the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award for novel writing. She has taught writing at the University of Michigan, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and served as a facilitator with the Best American Non-required Reading in Ann Arbor. She is currently a Fiction Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, where she is completing her first novel.
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Liz Covart is a historian and writer. As a historian, Liz studies the revolutionary and early republic periods of American history. As a writer, she strives to bridge the gap between academic and popular history in an effort to bring well-written and well-researched history to everyone. Liz loves writing about history and does so through 3 different outlets: 1. UncommonplaceBook.com, Liz's practical blog about writing, writer platform, and plying the historian's craft in the 21st century 2. America's First Gateway, Liz's book manuscript about the American colonists' transition from European nationals to United States citizens 3. Freelance Articles: Liz writes articles about history for mainstream publications. She is also a regular contributor to the Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com).
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Backed by a four-piece live band, Martha Graham Cracker, hailed as "The Drag Queen King" by the Philadelphia Inquirer and an icon on the Philadelphia arts and theater scene for over 10 years, performs new arrangements and mashups of songs by artists ranging from Prince and Crowded House to Motley Crue and Nina Simone. Martha Graham Cracker is played by Dito van Reigersberg, co-founding co-artistic director of Philadelphia's Obie-winning Pig Iron Theatre Company, a nearly two-decade old force on Philadelphia's independent theater scene. The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret regularly sells out Joe's Pub in New York and has been profiled by WHYY, Philadelphia Magazine, Time Out New York, and elsewhere.
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Memoir and personal essays on any topic, with particular expertise in writing about adversity, trauma and grief (Writing to Heal) and Narrative Medicine; Travel Writing; Op-Eds on any topic; blogs/columns that aim to inform readers about a particular topic; application essays (both undergraduate and graduate, with particular expertise in medical school essays and secondaries). 
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Jennifer Crystal holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College and a B.A. from Middlebury College. She specializes in non-fiction, especially writing to heal/narrative medicine, travel writing, memoir, personal essays, and op-eds. She is the author of Et Voilà: One Traveler's Journey from Foreigner to Francophile (Belfort and Bastion), and spoke at the 2017 Boston Book Festival about that book. Her second memoir, about her medical trajectory, is on submission. She is represented by Kerry D'Agostino at Curtis Brown. Jennifer's work has appeared in The Boston Globe, wbur.org, Transitions Abroad, Abroad View, Spry Literary Journal, and many other publications. She writes a weekly column for Global Lyme Alliance, which has received mention in CQ Researcher, The New Yorker and weatherchannel.com. Her website is www.jennifercrystal.com.
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Chris Csont is a screenwriter and script consultant. He previously worked for the Ann Arbor Film Festival and currently teaches screenwriting at Boston University.
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Kelly has taught at the University of New Hampshire, St. Paul's School, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and GrubStreet. Her work can be found in Flash Fiction Magazine, Litro, New Hampshire Emerging Writers Anthology, and she was a finalist for the Charles Johnson Fiction Award with Crab Orchard Review. She also worked with Dawnland Voices 2.0, an online literary magazine for indigenous writers of New England, and was the Arts Editor for Barnstorm Literary Journal. Kelly received her MFA from the University of New Hampshire where she was a teaching fellow and awarded the Young Dawkins III Prize in Creative Writing. She writes literary fiction with a focus on family dynamics, roots/identity, mental health, grief, and motherhood. She is also interested in short fiction, novel, novella, story collections, magical realism, international, and cross-cultural work. She is currently the Head of Faculty and English Teacher at the online High School, US Performance Academy.
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Simone Dalton is a writer, social change communicator, arts educator, and recipient of the 2020 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Prize for nonfiction. She holds an MFA from the University of Guelph. Her work is anthologized in Black Writers Matter, winner of the 2020 Saskatchewan Award for Book Publishing and The Unpublished City: Volume I, finalist for the 2018 Toronto Book Awards. In 2019, her play VOWS was produced for RARE Theatre’s Welcome to My Underworld. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Simone established a foundation to support education for young steelpan artists and creatives. As a memoirist, she explores themes of grief, inherited histories, race, class, and identity. She is currently working on her first book, which contemplates the question: what remains when one loses one’s mother?
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Ray Daniel is an award-winning author of Boston-based crime fiction. His short story “Give Me a Dollar” won a 2014 Derringer Award for short fiction and “Driving Miss Rachel” was chosen as a 2013 distinguished short story by Otto Penzler, editor of The Best American Mystery Stories 2013. Daniel’s short fiction has been published in the Level Best Books anthologies THIN ICE, BLOOD MOON, STONE COLD, and ROGUE WAVE; as well as in the Anthony-nominated anthology MURDER AT THE BEACH (Down and Out Books). His novels,TERMINATED, CORRUPTED MEMORY, CHILD NOT FOUND, and HACKED have been published by Midnight Ink. HACKED is the fourth novel in the Tucker Mysteries. CHILD NOT FOUND has received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal.
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Karen Day is the award-winning author of three novels for middle school readers, No Cream Puffs, Tall Talesand A Million Miles From Boston, all published by Random House. Her novels have appeared on numerous lists, including Bank Street College Educator's Best Books of the Year and the Texas Library Associations Bluebonnet Master reading list. Karen teaches writing workshops to both children and adults. She has been on the faculty at the Cape Cod Writers Center Conference and will be teaching next summer at the Chautauqua Writers' Center. You can reach Karen at her website: klday.com
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Leah DeCesare is the award-winning author of Forks, Knives, and Spoons. Her writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, Eligible Magazine, Simply Woman, The International Doula, and The Key, among others. Leah is the cofounder of the nonprofit, Doulas of Rhode Island, and she led the fundraising efforts to build a medical center in Uganda. The mother of three, DeCesare lives with her family in Rhode Island and is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts at The Newport MFA. For more, visit leahdecesare.com.
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Kayla Degala-Paraíso (she/they) is a queer Pilipino-American womxn from Brooklyn, NY. As a Community Organizer, Popular Educator, Yoga Teacher, and Writer, Kayla believes that the only way by which we can heal ourselves is by sharing our stories. Her genre-blending writing often meditates on embodiment, ancestors, diaspora, memory, the nature of home, the color brown. Kayla received her B.A. in Creative Writing with a focus in Fiction from Pitzer College. In 2018, she was awarded the Bea Matas Hollfelder Award by the Claremont Consortium for her experimental fiction/epistolary piece, “Morena".
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Some of the services I offer include: *Pitching help: how to write a pitch, how to target a pitch for a publication, how to identify markets and pitch those markets, feedback on specific pitches *Feedback on writing: whether it's an essay, a piece of reported journalism, or a work of literary non-fiction, I can offer feedback prior to submission and help guide the writing process *Freelance coaching: covers the basic how-to's of freelancing including setting financial goals, publication goals, and pitching goals; how to track income, log hours, and keep deadlines straight; how to establish and maintain relationships with editors *Sensitivity reading and writing tips on issues of gender, addiction, trauma *More: if you can conceive it, we can achieve it. Get in touch and let me know what you're looking for, and I can either find a way to help you myself, or try to refer you to someone who can
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Britni de la Cretaz is a freelance journalist, sports writer, and essayist whose work has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, espnW, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, BRIDES Magazine, Parents Magazine, Literary Hub, Narratively, Elle, Vogue, and more. In 2017, she won the Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Journalism for her work on racism in the Boston sports media scene. She is currently working on a non-fiction book about women and girls in football. Visit britnidlc.com for more.
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Cross-cultural, international, family, feminism, travel, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. 
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Jennifer De Leon is the author of the YA novel, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, forthcoming from Atheneum/Simon & Schuster (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books), and the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). In 2017 De Leon was selected as a City of Boston Artist in Residence and in 2016, named Writer-in-Residence by the Associates of the Boston Public Library. Before that, her short story, “Home Movie,” originally published in The Briar Cliff Review, was chosen as the One City, One Story pick for the Boston Book Festival. De Leon is now an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Framingham State University and a GrubStreet instructor and board member.
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I can be a supportive, sensitive critical reader for short stories of all kinds, literary fiction, work in which place, setting, and social or cultural context are essential; hybrid/cross-genre work; essays and stories about cities and suburbs, family and immigration; Spanglish narration and dialogue; writing that deals with art as subject matter, or writing in dialogue with art. I do literary translation from Spanish to English; and English/Spanish and Spanish/English non-literary translation. I'm a native Floridian and can help you nail Sunshine State-specific settings. My experience as an arts administrator and grantwriting consultant can be especially useful if you're developing applications and funding proposals for books, residencies, and community projects. I'm happy to work with writers struggling with ADHD and executive functioning difficulties.
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Denise Delgado is instructor, consultant, and Neighborhood Program Fellow at GrubStreet, teaching classes, including bilingual workshops in English and Spanish, and doing outreach in Boston neighborhoods and public libraries. She has facilitated creative writing and art workshops for adults and teens as well as socially-engaged arts projects at libraries, schools, museums, a prison and other community spaces since 1998. Denise's fiction and critical work have appeared or are forthcoming in The Southeast Review, Inch, Hinchas de Poesía, Jai-Alai Magazine, 2040 Review, Fiction Writers Review, the anthology Florida Flash, and various contemporary art publications. Since 2010 she has organized the Free School for Writing, an itinerant classroom for literary craft talks and workshops. From 2005-2013 she worked for the Outreach Division of the Miami-Dade Public Library System as Curator for Art Services and Exhibitions and later, project director for the Vasari Project Archive. As a writer and multidisciplinary artist, Denise has received grants from New England Foundation for the Arts, Alternate ROOTS/The Ford Foundation, and Tigertail Productions’ Artist Access Program. Delgado received an MA in Media Studies from The New School and an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. She is currently at work a collection of linked short stories set in Miami and Cuba around two families connected through Operation Peter Pan.
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Cathie Desjardins’ forthcoming book of poems is Buddha in the Garden. Her previous book is With Child and her writing has appeared in numerous publications including The Christian Science Monitor, Cognoscenti (WBUR’s online magazine), YANKEE magazine, Random Sample, PULSE, and Pub House/Gravitas. She holds a doctorate in Language and Literature and for several decades has taught poetry to all ages from kindergarten through grad school. She was 2017-2019 Poet Laureate of Arlington, MA.  
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Literary or historical fiction of any kind, with a special affinity for family relationships, coming-of-age stories, and period pieces. I'm also interested in research-based nonfiction.
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Ursula DeYoung is an author living in Cambridge, MA. She earned a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in History from Oxford University. Her first non-fiction book, a biography of 19th-century physicist John Tyndall entitled A Vision of Modern Science, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. Her first novel, Shorecliff, was published by Little, Brown in 2013 and tells the story of a large family that gathers in Maine in the summer of 1928. She is the founder of the literary journal Embark, which features the openings of unpublished novels.
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Katie Dieter's fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction have appeared in a variety of literary magazines, including Atticus Review, FIELD, Juked, Phantom Drift, Pleiades, and Prairie Schooner. Her short fiction has been a finalist for Third Coast's 2015 Jaimy Gordon Prize as well as the 2017 Italo Calvino prize. She has taught creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis, for Oberlin College's Winter Term, and in a variety of elementary and secondary education settings. She is currently working on her first novel and lives in Providence with her wife and son.
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Elaine Dimopoulos’s debut novel for young adults will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Spring 2015. Elaine has served as the Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence and as a Saint Botolph Club Artist Fellow. A graduate of Yale, Columbia, and Simmons College, she teaches children's literature and writing for children at Boston University and Simmons. Her blog on children’s books, The Picky Reader, is hosted by mommybites.com. Elaine is represented by Edward Necarsulmer IV at Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner. To learn more, visit elainedimopoulos.com or follow @ElaineDimop.
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Michael Don is the author of the story collection Partners and Strangers (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2019). His work has appeared in journals such as Vol 1. Brooklyn, SmokeLong Quarterly, Washington Square Review, Southern Humanities Review, Fiction International, and The Southampton Review. He teaches in the English Department at Tufts University and has previously taught creative writing at Penn State University, The University of Illinois, and Saint Paul's University in Kenya. He co-edits Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature and has previously edited for Ninth Letter.
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I grew up in a little town north of Boston called Amesbury. I knew I wanted to write after reading "The Sun Also Rises" and "Their Eyes Were Watching God" the summer before my junior year in high school, and I knew how important writing could be after reading "Notes of a Native Son" and "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" some time during college. I studied writing and publishing at the University of Glasgow (MLitt, 2010), and I'm currently working as a freelance journalist. I mostly write about food and sport, and I sometimes write about art, photography, and politics. (Still thinking about writing a novel. Some day.) I live in Allston. I eat way too many dumplings.
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Over the past few years, Erika Dreifus has assisted authors and publishers in promoting books released by companies large and small: HarperCollins, The Jewish Publication Society, University of Nevada Press, Orison Books, Palgrave Macmillan, Jewish Storyteller Press, Fig Tree Books, and more. She has also publicized her own books, including Quiet Americans: Stories (Last Light Studio) and, most recently, Birthright: Poems (Kelsay Books). Visit Erika online at www.ErikaDreifus.com, and/or follow her on Twitter (@ErikaDreifus), where she tweets on “matters bookish and/or Jewish.”
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Literary, speculative, and experimental fictions. Critical, reflective, and political essays. Book-length manuscripts welcome.
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Jane Dykema’s fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Guernica, Electric Literature, Fanzine, the anthology, Cover Stories, and elsewhere. She’s a 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow and her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA from UMass Amherst, teaches writing at Clark University, and is a Program Assistant for the Disquiet International Literary Program.
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Character-driven, high-concept and indie, drama, comedy, historical, and adaptations.
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Cheryl Eagan-Donovan is a writer and documentary filmmaker. She studied writing and literature at Goddard College, has a BS from Boston University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. She has published poetry and articles about Shakespeare, screenwriting, and film. She teaches screenwriting, film and literature at Lesley University and Northeastern University. Her new film, Nothing is Truer than Truth, is based on the book Shakespeare By Another Name. Cheryl is a lecturer at Shakespeare conferences around the country. Her debut documentary, All Kindsa Girls, screened at art house theaters and film festivals in London, Toronto, and throughout the US, is featured in Paul Sherman's book Big Screen Boston, and was short-listed for the PBS series POV. The film's theatrical screenings included the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston. She served as President of Women in Film & Video/New England for several years and was the 2012 Judge for the WIFVNE Annual Screenwriting Competition. She also served as a panelist for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts 2012 Play/Screenwriting Fellowship. She served on the Board of Directors of The Next Door Theater in Winchester, Massachusetts for five years, and was just elected to the Board of Trustees of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship.
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Personal essay, memoir, short story, flash fiction and nonfiction, experimental forms of prose. I'm devoted to teaching craft and helping writers find the best structure for their stories.
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Xujun Eberlein is an award-winning fiction and nonfiction writer, as well as a literary translator. She is the author of APOLOGIES FORTHCOMING, a short story collection that won the Tartt First Fiction Award and also a runner-up for the Drake Emerging Writer's Award. Her work has appeared in Agni, American Literary Review, Asia Literary Review, Brevity, Iron Horse, Meridian, Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review, Night Train, Post Road, Prism International, Stand, StoryQuarterly, Walrus, and elsewhere. In addition to literary magazines, she also wrote for Foreign Policy, LA Review of Books, theAtlantic.com, and the New America Media. Prizes and honors she received for her writing include: winner of the American Literary Review's Creative Nonfiction Contest, notable mention in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, Artist’s Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, fiction scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, first prize winner of the Ledge Fiction Award, second prize in Literal Latte's Essay Awards, finalist in Narrative Magazine's story contest, special mention in The Pushcart Prize. She holds a Ph.D. in Transportation Science from MIT and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Emerson College. Excerpts from the memoir she's currently working on recently appeared in AGNI. Visit < https://agnionline.bu.edu/about/our-people/authors/xujun-eberlein > to read "The Summer before Thirteen" and "In Which No Sex Takes Place."
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Tina Egnoski is the author of the novella In the Time of the Feast of Flowers, winner of the Clay Reynolds Award, as well as two chapbooks, This Invisible Beauty and Perishables. Her work, both fiction and poetry, has been published in a number of literary journals, including Cimarron Review, The Masters Review, and Saw Palm Journal. Her novel, Burn Down This World, is forthcoming in March 2020 by Adelaide Books. She received her MFA from Emerson College. She was the director of the Ocean State Writing Conference from 2016 to 2019. Currently, she works in the Liberal Arts Division at the Rhode Island School of Design. Along with writing, she's passionate about papermaking and bookbinding.
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I'm interested in literary fiction of any kind, with particular interest in cross-cultural, international, and identity narratives. I'm also interested in high-concept, plot-driven or character-driven narratives, comedy or dramedy. I'm also available as a sensitivity reader.
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Jonathan Escoffery’s writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature, AGNI, ZYZZYVA, Pleiades, Salt Hill, The Caribbean Writer, Creative Nonfiction, The Best American Magazine Writing 2020, and elsewhere. His most recent honors include winning the 2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) fellowship, the 2020 National Magazine Award for Fiction from the American Society of Magazine Editors, and a 2020 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico grant. He has received awards and honors from The Best American Short Stories anthology, Aspen Words, Prairie Schooner, Passages North, the Somerville Arts Council, The Writers' Room of Boston, Kimbilio Fiction, the Anderson Center, Wellspring House, and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Jonathan earned his MFA in Fiction from the University of Minnesota where he was a DOVE Fellow, a COSP Fellow, and the Fiction Editor at Dislocate magazine. He attends the University of Southern California’s Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature Program as a Provost Fellow. For a full listing of his publications and projects, please visit jonathanescoffery.com
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Nausheen Eusuf holds a PhD in English from Boston University and an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. Her poetry has won a Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in The American Scholar, PN Review, Southwest Review, Salmagundi, World Literature Today, and Best American Poetry 2018 & 2019. Her first full-length collection Not Elegy, But Eros was published by NYQ Books (US) and Bengal Lights Books (Bangladesh). Website: www.nausheeneusuf.com.
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Since establishing Fairbank Literary Representation in 2002, Sorche Elizabeth Fairbank has had the pleasure of working with a dynamic and varied list, representing best-selling authors, Edgar recipients, award-winning journalists, and of course one of her favorite kinds of client – the debut author. Tastes in novels tend toward literary fiction, international voices, and women’s voices. On the nonfiction side, books that tackle current events and topical and societal issues with a narrative treatment. She has a strong interest in women’s voices and class and race issues, quality lifestyle books (food, wine, design), memoir that goes beyond the me-moir, and humor, gift books, and pop culture.  Authors and books represented by Fairbank Literary include: O. Henry Prize winner Charlotte Forbes; Ethan Gilsdorf, Pulitzer nominee & LA Times Cairo Bureau Chief Jeffrey Fleishman; Edgar winner Rex Burns, Matthew Frederick and his best-selling 101 Things I Learned series;  Eudora Welty prize winner Miroslav Penkov (East of the West), Jonathan McCullough’s A Tale Of Two Subs: An Untold Story Of World War II, Essayist Jessica Handler; New Yorker cartoonist Drew Dernavich; Sharron Kahn Luttrell, author ofWeekends With Daisy. Humor and gift book clients include Chuck Sambuchino (How To Survive a Garden Gnome Attack), Terry Border (Bent Objects empire), and Carl Warner (Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes).
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Megan Fernandes earned her PhD in English at the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds an MFA in poetry from Boston University. She is the poetry editor of the anthology Strangers in Paris (Tightrope Books) and is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Organ Speech (Corrupt Press) and Some Citrus Makes me Blue (Dancing Girl Press). Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Memorious, Guernica, Rattle, the Boston Review, Black Lawrence Press, Redivider, Upstairs at Duroc, the California Journal of Poetics, and Media Fields: Science and Scale. Fernandes is the recent recipient of the "Writers Room of Boston" fellowship in poetry, the Dzanc Books Luso-Descent Writers Award, the Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry, and was commended by Don Paterson in the 2012 Edwin Morgan International Poetry Contest. Currently, she is a Visiting Lecturer at MIT.
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A Brooklyn-bred, Boston-based writer, Michele Ierardi Ferrari holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from Cornell University and a PhD in American Literature from the University of Virginia. She completed GrubStreet's Novel Generator and Novel Incubator programs and is a contributor for Dead Darlings, a writing-focused website. She participated in the Tin House Summer Workshop and the Sirenland Writers Conference. She is a TedX Beaconstreet speaker and a Moth GrandSlam storyteller. She has been a writing instructor and coach with 826 Boston, the Posse Foundation, and Next Step. She is currently working on a novel set in 1980s New York City. When not working, she will most likely be out running with her husband and her Jack Russell terrier, Zelda.
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Mystery, suspense, true crime.
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Attorney Kate Flora's fourteen books include seven series mysteries, four gritty police procedurals, a suspense thriller and two true crime books. Finding Amy was a 2007 Edgar nominee and has been filmed for TV. Death Dealer,a true crime involving a Canadian serial killer, is a 2015 Agatha and Anthony finalist. Flora's Joe Burgess police procedurals have won the 2013 and 2015 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals. She spent seven years as editor and publisher at Level Best Books. Flora is former international president of Sisters in Crime, and a founding member of the Maine Crime Wave and New England Crime Bake conferences. She has taught writing at Brown, the Cape Cod Writers Conference, for the Maine Writers and Publishers Association, and at many national conferences. She teaches writing for Grub Street.
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Katherine Flynn joined the Kneerim & Williams Literary Agency in 2008. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University, Katherine worked at the literary agency of Nicholas Ellison/Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc. in New York. She then pursued her Ph.D. in History at Brown University, where she is now A.B.D. Prior to joining Kneerim & Williams, Katherine edited history books at the publishing company of Bedford/St. Martin's. She has also taught English literature and composition to high school students and has worked in a rare book shop. She represents both fiction and nonfiction, particularly history, adventure, nature, science, and narrative nonfiction, and crime, historical, and women's fiction.
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Mark Fogarty is a story consultant and co-producer on the film, Respite Road, filming Spring 2018. Mark runs the filmmaking program at Bishop Hendricken High School, a Catholic school for boys. The program allows students to study film every day of their High School career and combines theory with production. Before becoming a teacher Mark worked as a video editor and cameraman for Numark, and Pet Fashion Week. He has made every kind of video imaginable, including short films, fashion videos, DJ tutorials and more.
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Tessa Fontaine is the author of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, a New York Times Editor's pick, an Amazon Best of 2018 (so far) pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, an Amazon Editors' Best of the Month featured debut, an iBooks favorite, and more. Tessa spent the 2013 season performing with the last American traveling circus sideshow, the World of Wonders. Essays about the sideshow won the 2016 AWP Intro Award in Nonfiction, and have appeared in The Rumpus, Hayden's Ferry Review, Autre, and elsewhere. Other work can be found in Glamour, The Believer, LitHub, FSG's Works in Progress, Creative Nonfiction, The Normal School, Seneca Review, DIAGRAM, New Orleans Review, [PANK], Brevity, and more. ​Raised outside San Francisco, Tessa got her MFA from the University of Alabama and is currently a doctoral student in creative writing at the University of Utah. She is the recipient of the University of Alabama’s 2012 graduate departmental awards in fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and the 2013 awards in fiction and nonfiction. She has won the University of Utah’s Academic Fellowship and the University of Alabama’s National Alumni Fellowship, Boone Fellowship, Truman Capote Award and First-Year Teaching Award, and has recieved awards and fellowships from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Taft Nicholson Center, Writing by Writers, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and more. She has taught for the New York Times summer journeys, at the Universities of Alabama and Utah, in prisons in Alabama and Utah, and founded a Salt Lake City Writers in the Schools program. ​Around the country, she has performed her one-woman plays in theatres ranging from New York to San Francisco. The scar on her cheek from a 2am whip act is slowly fading.
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Kelly J. Ford is the author of Cottonmouths, named one of 2017’s best books of the year by the Los Angeles Review and featured in “52 Books in 52 Weeks” in the Los Angeles Times. Her work has appeared in Post Road Magazine, Black Heart Magazine, Fried Chicken and Coffee, and Knee-Jerk Magazine. She is an instructor for GrubStreet Writing Center and an IT project manager. She also appears on Grepcast, a weekly podcast covering technology and technology adjacent topics from TSP LLC. Kelly is Arkansas bred and Boston based.
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Memoir and personal essay, with themes of family, adolescence, mental health, loss; travel and food writing; fiction with a strong first-person voice. I’m drawn to writing that is lyrical, thematically taut, deeply honest, and that blends scene with an introspective impulse. I’m also happy to consult on professional matters, such as fine-tuning MFA applications and submitting work to literary journals.
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Dorian Fox’s essays, articles and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Brevity, The Rumpus, Gay Magazine, Atticus Review, Longridge Review, december, Under the Gum Tree, Gastronomica and elsewhere. He received his MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Emerson College and has lived and worked in the Boston area for many years.
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I love to work with students on book-length manuscripts, chapbooks, packets of poems for submissions and applications, or individual poems. I am also available to consult with writers who want to learn how to navigate the literary magazine or book submission process. I also look forward to mentoring students through graduate school applications and academic job applications. I have experience mentoring many writers through the academic job market process. Such career guidance can include helping applicants navigate the entire process, providing feedback on application materials, and helping applicants prepare for interviews.
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Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of two poetry collections, The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon 2016) and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon 2012), finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her third collection, Sometimes We're All Living n a Foreign Country, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon in October 2017. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, New England Review, Guernica, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award and fellowships from such places as the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Writers’ Room of Boston, and the Mississippi Arts Commission. She holds a BA from Vassar College, an MFA from Emerson College, and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Cincinnati. She has previously taught at Emerson College and at the Center for Writers, the graduate program at the University of Southern Mississippi. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series. Co-founder and editor of the literary magazine Memorious.org, she is the Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University.
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I love working with writers at all stages of the drafting process! I am particularly interested in fiction and memoir that explores character at a psychological or interior, subjective level. My consulting approach varies from project to project, based on the needs of each individual writer, but my goal is always to help make each project the most itself it can be, to find what is already there, and help intensify or deepen this unique quality. As a reader of your work, I would pay close attention to the sentence-level, to scenes and description, as well as broader narrative or formal concerns. In my own work, I am interested in writing about sexuality, gender, and intimacy, and the arc or shape of a life. As a bilingual Quebecois who has lived in Europe and Latin America, I am also keen to consult on writing in French and Spanish, or in helping with memoir or fiction set in countries other than the United States. Themes of exile, migration, and living between languages and cultures are also of great interest to me.
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Sara Freeman is a Montreal-born fiction writer. She graduated with an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, where she was a Writing Fellow and Teaching Fellow and the 2013 winner of the Henfield Prize. She has taught writing in Columbia's University Writing Program, at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, and Emerson College. She has received scholarships from the Breadloaf Writers' Workshop. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Grove (US), Hamish Hamilton (Canada) and Granta (UK)
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Jane Friedman has spent more than 15 years in the media industry as an editor, publisher, and professor. Currently she serves as the web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR), based at the University of Virginia, where she also teaches digital publishing and online writing. Her newest digital media initiative is Scratch magazine, a quarterly publication for writers, all about the intersection of writing and money.
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Consults on TV pilots & bibles, full-length screenplays, ten-minute and full-length plays (excluding one-person shows), and solving story problems with 3-act structure (across genre including fiction, creative non-fiction and memoir, in addition to TV/screen/playwriting). Specializes in helping clients develop not only their projects but also their personal processes to maintain momentum and keep projects moving forward!
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Shari is a Boston-based screenwriter, playwright and consultant. Her TV pilot, 'hAPPily EVER', advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2019 Page International Screenwriting Awards (top 10% of submissions) and the Final Draft Big Break Awards (top 3% of submissions). Her screenplays include LOW AND OUTSIDE (2015 quarterfinalist: Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships, Austin Film Festival & Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competitions) and GAP YEAR (2014 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition) and she is currently a reader for the Austin Film Festival. 
Shari's plays have been produced at the Boston Theater Marathon, the Warner International Playwrights’ Festival, the New Works Festival, and Our Voices. THE DRIVING LESSON is published in New World Theatre’s ‘A Solitary Voice: A Collection of Epic Monologues’ (2018). I JUST LOVE THAT KEITH URBAN is published in Smith & Kraus’ ‘The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2017’. BANG FOR THE BUCK is published in Smith & Kraus’ ‘The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2015’ and was a regional finalist for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. TWO LEFT(IST) FEET, ONE LAST DANCE was a national finalist for the Playwrights’ Center’s Core Apprentice Program. 

Shari is an instructor at Grub Street where she teaches Writing for TV, Screenwriting, and Three-Act Story Structure. She received her MFA in Creative Writing, with a concentration in Writing for Stage & Screen from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where she is now a member of the adjunct faculty. 

A former member of the Board of Directors for Marblehead Little Theatre, she is also the creator of, and continues to produce, MLT's annual TNT! - Totally New Theater playwrights' Collective and Festival. 




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Nicole Galland's professional life straddles stage and page. Her debut novel, The Fool's Tale, was a "Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers" pick, and The Rise and Fall of DODO, co-written with Neal Stephenson, was a New York Times bestseller. Her other historical novels include Revenge of the Rose; I, Iago; Godiva; and Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade. She has also written 2 contemporary novels, Stepdog and On The Same Page, and is grateful that HarperCollins publishes all of her work even as she jumps between genres. Theatrically, she is former Literary Manager of the renowned Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and has worked extensively as a dramaturg, including on the Pulitzer-Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar. She is also co-founder/director of Shakespeare for the Masses at the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse, now in its 11th year. She has lived in many wonderful places, but also in LA, from whence she ran screaming shortly after her first screenplay won an award and was endlessly optioned, but never made. When she has time, she write a tongue-in-cheek advice column, MV Ps & Qs, for the Martha's Vineyard Times.
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Ellen Gandt has an MA from Hollins University and an MFA from the University of Alabama. She has taught research, expository, business, and creative writing. Several years ago, after she had a story published in the New Orleans Review, she left teaching and joined a publishing house in Boston. She has spent years producing creative fiction and non-fiction and helping professionals of all kinds to write more effectively.
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Vanessa Garcia is a multidisciplinary artist working as a novelist, playwright, and journalist. Her debut novel, White Light, was named one of the Best Books of 2015 by NPR, Al Día, Flavorwire, and NBC Latino. As a journalist, feature writer, and essayist, her pieces have appeared in The LA Times, The Guardian, The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, The Southern Humanities Review, The Art Basel Magazine, and The Rumpus, among numerous other publications. She’s also a Huffington Post blogger. Her plays have been produced in Edinburgh, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and other cities around the world. These include The Cuban Spring (a full-length Carbonell Award nominee for Best New Play, 2015) and The Crocodile’s Bite (a short included in numerous anthologies such as Smith & Kraus’ Best Ten Minute Plays of 2016; the City Theatre Anthology 2015; and the Writer’s Digest Annual Award Anthology, 2015). Garcia holds a PhD from the University of California Irvine in English (with a focus in Creative Nonfiction), an MFA from the University of Miami (in fiction), and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University (English and Art History). She's also currently Assistant Editor at The Miami Rail.
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James Geary is the Deputy Curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He is the author of two books about aphorisms, The New York Times bestseller The World in A Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism and Geary's Guide to The World's Great Aphorists. His most recent book is I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes The Way We See The World.
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Annette Gendler is the author of Jumping Over Shadows, the memoir of a German-Jewish love that overcame the burdens of the Holocaust. Her writing and photography have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Tablet Magazine, The Forward, Kveller, Bella Grace and Artful Blogging, among others. She served as the 2014–2015 writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, Illinois, and has been teaching memoir writing at StoryStudio Chicago since 2006. She also teaches memoir workshops around the country and abroad, such as at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, the Hemingway Foundation in Oak Park, WriteSpace Jerusalem and the Writing Pad in Tel Aviv.
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Former National Poetry Slam Champion Regie Gibson received his MFA from New England College. He's lectured and performed widely in the U.S., Cuba and Europe– most recently at Teatro Binario 7 in Milan, Italy. In 2008 as a representative of the U.S., Regie competed for and received the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone, Italy. Himself and his work appear in "love jones" a feature-film based on events in his life. He's been featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, various NPR programs, and nominated for a Boston Emmy. He's a recipient of both the Walker Scholarship for poetry from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and a YMCA Writer's fellowship. He's been published in Poetry Magazine, Harvard's Divinity Magazine and The Iowa Review among others. His volume of poems Storms Beneath the Skin received the Golden Pen Award. In 2010 Regie received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Award for Poetry and the 2010-11 Lexington Education Foundation Program Grant. He performs regularly with his literary music ensemble Neon JuJu.
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Hollis Gillespie is an award-winning humor and travel columnist, and her column appears every month on Atlanta magazine's back page. She is also a best-selling author, NPR commentator, professional speaker, and guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Her work has been optioned by Sony Pictures and Paramount, and she has collaborated with Hollywood hard hitters like Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of Arrested Development, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, producers of Two and a Half Men, and Amy Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls. (George Clooney has also kissed her twice. Twice!) Hollis herself has been featured on scores of TV shows and runs Shocking Real Life, the largest writing school in Atlanta, which offers workshops on book writing, blogging, and social media. Kirkus Reviews lauded Gillespie's "impeccable comic timing" for her first novel, Unaccompanied Minor Her next novel, We Will Be Crashing Shortly, is due out in 2014.
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Genres of writing I'm drawn to: Memoir; narrative nonfiction; personal narrative; personal essay; commentary/op-ed; stunt/immersion ("gonzo") journalism.Subject areas I'm drawn to: I love writing on all topics, but in particular, I'm drawn to personal essays, narrative nonfiction and stories about personal relationships, family, childhood, adolescence; travel, pop culture, geek culture, fantasy/science fiction and subcultures; overcoming family/medical trauma .I also help students reach their goals in publishing their work -- with a particular focus on the personal essay and oped --- as well as submitting work to agents and editors. I can serve as a personal writing coach and writing career planner. 
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A GrubStreet instructor since 2005, Ethan Gilsdorf is a journalist, memoirist, essayist, critic, poet, teacher, performer and nerd. He is the author of the travel memoir investigation Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms, named a Must-Read Book by the Massachusetts Book Awards. His essay "The Day My Mother Became a Stranger" was cited in the anthology Best American Essays 2016. His fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in Poetry, The Southern Review, The Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, The North American Review, The Massachusetts Review, New York Quarterly and dozens of other literary magazines and in several anthologies, and he is the winner of the Hobblestock Peace Poetry Competition and the Esme Bradberry Contemporary Poets Prize. Gilsdorf got his start in journalism as a Paris-based travel writer and food and film critic for Time Out, Fodor's and the Washington Post. He has published hundreds of feature stories, essays, op-eds and reviews about the arts, pop, gaming and geek culture; and media and technology, and travel, in dozens of other publications worldwide including the New York Times, New York Times Book Review, Boston Globe, Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Wired, Salon, WBUR's The Artery and Cognoscenti, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Art New England. A regular presenter, performer, and event moderator, he frequently appears on programs such as NPR, The Discovery Channel, PBS, CBC, BBC, and the Learning Channel, and also lectures at schools, universities, festivals, conventions, and conferences worldwide, including at this TEDx event, where he nerded out about D&D. Gilsdorf is co-founder of GrubStreet's Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP), and teaches creative writing at GrubStreet, where he served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. He teaches essay, memoir, journalism and other workshops, and is also the instructor of GrubStreet's 8-month Essay Incubator program and serves as coordinator of GrubStreet's Providence program. He’s also the lead instructor for the Westerly (RI) Memoir Project. He has led writing workshops for non-profit social justice organizations and also teaches writing and Dungeons & Dragons classes for younger students, in schools, libraries and community centers. He had also served on the Boston Book Festival Program Committee and as a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics. He received his BA from Hampshire College, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University. Follow Ethan’s adventures at ethangilsdorf.com or Twitter @ethanfreak, and read his posts on Grub's blog, GrubWrites.
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Ani Gjika is an Albanian-born poet, literary translator, writer, and author of Bread on Running Waters (Fenway Press, 2013), a finalist for the 2011 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and 2011 May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize. She moved to the US when she was 18, earning an MA in English at Simmons College and an MFA in poetry at Boston University. Her translation from the Albanian of Negative Space by Luljeta Lleshanaku was published in 2018 by Bloodaxe Books in the UK where it was Poetry Book Society's Recommended Translation and by New Directions in the US where it was a PEN Award finalist for Poetry in Translation and is currently shortlisted for the international Griffin Poetry Prize. Her honours include awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, Framingham State University’s Miriam Levine Reader Award, English PEN Translates Award, and the Robert Fitzgerald Translation Prize. Gjika's own poetry appears in Seneca Review, Salamander, Plume, From the Fishouse and elsewhere. Her translations from the Albanian appear in World Literature Today, Ploughshares, AGNI Online, Catamaran Literary Reader, Two Lines Online, From the Fishouse and elsewhere. 
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Writing for Children through Young Adult: All themes, genres and subject matter welcome. Fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, picture books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult.
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Beth Raisner Glass is a children's book author, newspaper writer and teacher. She has taught in the Massachusetts public school system, and was Associate Professor of Education at Wellesley College. Her first picture book, Noises at Night, was published to wide acclaim and was featured on the Today Show's "Best Books for Children" segment. Her picture book, Blue Ribbon Dad, was published in 2011, and is now a featured book on Reading Rainbow's iPad app. Noises at Night was also selected as a Reading Rainbow ebook for their ipad app. She received her Bachelors in Education from Lesley College, and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Lesley University. You can follow her online on her websitewww.bethglass.com and on Facebook.
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Lori Goldstein was born into an Italian-Irish family and raised in a small town on the New Jersey shore. She has bachelor’s degree in journalism and worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer before becoming a full-time author. She currently lives and writes outside of Boston. Lori is the author of the young adult contemporaries SOURCES SAY (Penguin/Razorbill, Fall 2020) and SCREEN QUEENS (Penguin/Razorbill, 2019) and the contemporary fantasy series Becoming Jinn  and sequel, Circle of Jinn (F&F;/Macmillan). You can check out her editorial services here and visit her online at www.lorigoldsteinbooks.com.
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Kat Gonso's stories have been published in SmokeLong Quarterly, New Flash Fiction Review, Hobart, Gravel, Corium, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, and various other journals and anthologies. She was the 2017 winner of the Gover Flash Fiction Prize and is featured in Best New Writing. Her flash piece "A Pinch of Salt" won the Southeast Review's World's Best Short-Short Story Contest. She earned her MFA in fiction at Emerson College. Kat teaches writing at Northeastern University.  
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Vero González is a queer femme-inist writer and translator from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has a MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she was a Dean's Graduate Fellow and a BFA from Pratt Institute, where she won the Thesis Prize in Fiction. She has received support from A Room of Her Own Foundation (Touching Lives Fellow, 2015) as well as Hedgebrook and the Rona Jaffe Foundation (Hedgebrook/Rona Jaffe Inaugural Fellow, 2018). She lives in Boston, where she is working on a hybrid book about intergenerational trauma, colonialism, and healing. Vero is GrubStreet's Neighborhood Programs Fellow for Egleston Square.
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Erin is a frequent Spanish<>English translator for The New York Times Opinion Section, and lead translator at OnCuba Travel magazine. She is Editor of the newly-launched Writers Program for StartupCuba.tv, an online platform promoting the arts and entrepreneurship in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and beyond. With over 15 years of freelance translation experience with a focus on international relations, entrepreneurship, and the arts, Erin established a travel and translation company in 2018. Projects have included memoirs and nonfiction; short- and full-length documentary film subtitling; translating the lyrics for an underground Cuban hiphop album; and academic case studies about Latin America. Most of all, Erin is passionate about translating poetry and short fiction.  Previously, Erin worked at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies for over a decade, most recently as Associate Director of Academic Programs, until 2018. Erin earned a Certificate in English–Spanish translation from the University of Massachusetts–Boston, an EdM in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a BA in International Relations from Wellesley College. 
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As the Development Associate at GrubStreet, Serina Gousby serves to meet target goals, help coordinate events and logistics, and make sure that all donors and members feel welcomed and appreciated. In her role as Boston Writers of Color Group Coordinator, she assists the BWOC Manager with program events, engage with members through media outlets and monthly BWOC newsletter, and provide opportunities and guidance to self-identifying writers of color. Prior to joining the team in 2018, she has held administrative, marketing and retail positions---beginning in the literary space as the Poetry Editor Intern at Salamander Magazine. As a poet, she has performed at Boston Poetry Marathon, HUBWeek, and Literary Death Match. Her essays has been published in The Suffolk Journal, and her blog, The Rina Collective. Serina holds a BA in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing and minor in Black Studies from Suffolk University. 
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An Irish native, Aine Greaney has lived in the U.S. for 26 years, currently on the North Shore of Boston. As well as her four published books, she has placed personal essays in Salon.com, The Boston Globe Magazine, Forbes, The Daily Muse, Writers Digest and Books by Women. Her how-to writing book, Writer with a Day Job, was released by Writers Digest Books in 2011. As well as writing, she is the communications director for a local non-profit, and she teaches and presents on creative writing at schools, universities and arts centers. Her author website: www.ainegreaney.com.
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torrin a. greathouse (she/her or they/them) is a genderqueer trans womxn & cripple-punk from Southern California. They are the author of two chapbooks, boy/girl/ghost (TAR Chapbook Series, 2018) & Therǝ is a Case That I Ɐm (Damaged Goods, 2017). Their work is published/forthcoming in POETRY, The New York Times, Muzzle, Poets.org, Redivider, BOAAT , Waxwing , & The Rumpus. She is the winner of the Peseroff Poetry Prize, F(r)iction Poetry Prize, & the Sundog Lit Collaboration Contest with Linette Reeman. When they are not writing, their hobbies include awkwardly drinking coffee at parties & trying to find some goddamn size 13 heels.
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Dominic Green is the author of several books of non-fiction, including The Double Life of Dr. Lopez (2003) and Three Empires on the Nile (2007). He holds an MA from Oxford, an MA from Harvard, and a PhD from Brandeis, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. He has taught world history and non-fiction writing at Brandeis and Boston College. His current projects are a study on the origins of modern spirituality (forthcoming, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux), and a biography set in London during the years of the American Revolution.
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Alyssa Claire Greene's work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Southeast Review, Passages North, Gone Lawn, North American Review, Monkeybicycle, Hotel Amerika, and elsewhere. She is a fiction editor for Quarterly West and an editorial assistant for the Lambda Literary Review; she also created and runs Lambda's "Spotlight on New Queer Literature" interview series. She received her MFA from the University of Utah.
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Kaitlyn Greenidge lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of the debut novel We Love You Charlie Freeman, forthcoming from Algonquin Press.
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Upmarket fiction, memoir, young adult, nonfiction health, education, psychology, with a focus on the depth and complexities of relationships, mental health, medical trauma, childhood, adolescence, family. I'm especially interested in helping writers find the right structure for their projects and dig to the heart of the emotional narratives that drive their work. 
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Lynne Griffin is the author of the novels Girl Sent Away (SixOneSeven Books), Sea Escape (Simon & Schuster) and Life Without Summer (St. Martin's Press), and the nonfiction guides, Let's Talk About it: Adolescent Mental Health (SixOneSeven Books) and Negotiation Generation (Penguin). In addition to teaching at Grub Street, Lynne teaches in the graduate program of family studies at Wheelock College. She is the family life contributor for Boston's Fox Morning News and writes for Psychology Today. Her short fiction, essays, and articles have appeared in Solstice, Slate, Brain Child, Parenting, Scholastic Parent & Child, The Writer, Boston Globe, The Drum Literary Magazine, Parents, and more. For more about Lynne's work, visit her website www.LynneGriffin.com.
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Cynthia Gunadi’s fiction appears in Hayden's Ferry Review and New South Journal, and has received honorable mentions from Glimmer Train and The Masters Review. She has been awarded fellowships and grants from Vermont Studio Center, Kundiman, The Writers Room of Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is currently at work on a collection of short stories. Cynthia has an MFA from Warren Wilson College, and an M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. When she’s not writing, she’s designing as principal of GLD Architecture.
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Shalene Gupta has a BA in writing seminars and psychology from Johns Hopkins and an MS from Columbia Journalism School. In the past Shalene was a reporter on Fortune where she wrote about the intersection of diversity and tech. Her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, ESPN, Kirkus Reviews, The New Straits Times, The Jakarta Post, and Mint. Before working as a reporter, she taught English in Malaysia on a Fulbright scholarship and wrote a book documenting the history of the Malaysian Fulbright program. She's currently working on a book on trust and business for Harvard Business School (Public Affairs, 2021), and a YA novel.
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Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez holds an MFA in Poetry from Cornell University. Their novel in Spanish, La Pava (Ediciones Inubicalistas, 2016), follows three children who indirectly experience the trauma of the Pinochet military dictatorship in Chile. Their poetry has appeared in West Branch, The Malahat Review, Boulevard, BLOOM, Hobart, and other literary journals. They won the 2018 Boulevard Emerging Poets Prize and have received fellowships from the Lambda Writing Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, The Center for Book Arts, and the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. Originally from Vilches, Chile, they now live in Worcester, Massachusetts, where they teach creative writing at Clark University.
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My literary interests include sci-fi, fantasy, YA, and most speculative fiction in short or long form. I'm very passionate about accurate representation of gender, race, sexuality, and ability in fiction, so I'm especially interested in narratives that want to develop their female, queer, poc, and disabled characters. I want to help genre writers find that balance between complex worldbuilding and accessibility for your readers. I can also be a resource for your personal writing goals and habits, for example if you want to have monthly/weekly check ins and discuss your work in progress and get continuous feedback. I can also help you submit to literary magazines, especially for speculative fiction. If you have writer's block or are stuck at any stage in the writing process I can help get you through that and come up with tangible steps forward to continue your work!
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Marcella is a writer, dancer, and assistant pig keeper who writes speculative and feminist fiction and poetry. She is an MFA candidate in Fiction at UMass Amherst. She studied Creative Writing and Linguistics at Arcadia University, where she also taught several classes on the Hero's Journey and Women's Comedic Memoirs. She was a founder and editor of Quiddity lit mag, a Nanowrimo Come Write In Coordinator, and a teacher at Breakthrough Philadelphia and the Nationalities Service Center of Philadelphia. She received a Summer Literary Seminars Poetry Fellowship and was a finalist for the Dell Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing.
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Kit Haggard earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence and her MFA from Emerson College. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming with The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature, and The Masters Review, among other places; critical essays on queer literature and fabulism have appeared in a number of outlets. Haggard is the recipient of the St. Botolph Emerging Artists Award, the Rex Warner Prize, and the Nancy Lynn Schwartz Prize for Fiction. She currently teaches at Emerson College.
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Tracy Hahn-Burkett is a writer and public policy advocate. She co-writes a column on civics in Concord, N.H.’s newspaper of record, The Concord Monitor, contributes to the fiction-writing blog, Writer Unboxed, and has published dozens of essays, stories, articles and reviews in places like The Drum, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, The Washington Post’s On Parenting, and Adoptive Families magazine. She also founded and wrote for more than 11 years the adoption and parenting blog, Uncharted Parent. In the policy world, in early 2018, Tracy founded the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group as part of the all-volunteer, grassroots Kent Street Coalition, based in Concord, N.H., and is a leader within the overall group on democracy-related issues. Earlier in her career, Tracy served as a congressional staffer, a U.S. Department of Justice Attorney-Adviser under the auspices of the Departmental Attorney General’s Honors Program, and was Deputy and Acting Director of Public Policy for the civil rights and civil liberties nonprofit, People for the American Way. She also worked in post-Communist Czechoslovakia, teaching English and coordinating Western assistance programs for the Federal Assembly and the Czech National Council. She is a recipient of a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and is perpetually revising her first novel.
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Hanna Halperin Goldstein is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, New Ohio Review, Joyland Magazine and The Adirondack Review and received recognition from Glimmer Train. She has taught Creative Writing workshops as well as mentored aspiring writers and given individual consultations on works-in-progress. She is currently finishing revisions on her first novel.
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Paul Haney is an essayist, journalist, poet, songwriter, and cat guy. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing: Nonfiction from Emerson College ('17) and an MA in Literature from Florida State University ('12). Currently, he's working on two different books: a narrative journey toward a next-generation Dylanology, and a travel memoir recalling a summer spent bumbling around the U.S. via Amtrak. His work has appeared in Slate, Fourth Genre, Hobart, Cincinnati Review, Sweet, Potomac Review, Essay Daily, the Boston Globe Magazine, the Tallahassee Democrat, and elsewhere. He enjoys coffee-shop hopping, and his wallet bulges with punch cards. Nothing like getting that tenth one free.
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Greg Harris is founding editor of Pangyrus LitMag and founder and co-director of Harvard LITfest. Faculty at Harvard University since 2003, Greg has been recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Oregon’s Regional Arts and Culture Council. He is on the board of Green Cambridge and a contributor to the New Voices Project: Contemporary Writers Confronting the Holocaust. His short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Harvard Review, Jewish Fiction, Earth Island Journal, and elsewhere. His audiorecording “Champion of Hot Peppers” won a 2001 National Parenting Publications Association Gold Medal for storytelling. His translation of Seno Gumira Ajidarma’s novel Jazz, Perfume, and the Incident was published as part of the Modern Library of Indonesia (2012).
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Matthew Harrison’s writing can be found in West Branch, The Cincinnati Review, At Length, Hotel Amerika, The Common, Gargoyle, Sixth Finch, and The Carolina Quarterly, among others. He earned his MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and his PhD from the University of California-Irvine. He has worked for Small Beer Press and Fiction Collective Two, and he has taught writing at multiple schools, including the University of Washington, UC-Irvine, UMass-Amherst, the University of Minnesota, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is currently on the editorial panel of New England Review.
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Tom Hart is a cartoonist and the Executive Director of The Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW), a school and arts organization in Gainesville, Florida. He is the author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller, Rosalie Lightning, a book about the loss of his daughter. Rosalie Lightning has been translated into French, Italian, Portuguese and Chinese, and was featured on many best of 2016 lists, and nominated for two Eisner Awards. Hart is the creator of the Hutch Owen series of graphic novels and books. The Collected Hutch Owen was nominated for best graphic novel in 2000. He was an early recipient of a Xeric Grant for self-publishing cartoonists, and has been on many best-of lists in The Comics Journal and other comix publications. He has been called “One of the great underrated cartoonists of our time” by Eddie Campbell and “One of my favorite cartoonists of the decade” by Scott McCloud. His daily “Hutch Owen” comic strip ran for 2 years in newspapers in New York and Boston, and his “Ali’s House”, co-created with Margo Dabaie was picked up by King Features Syndicate. He was a core instructor at New York City’s School of Visual Arts for 10 years, teaching cartooning to undergraduates, work- ing adults and teens alike.Among his students were Dash Shaw, Sarah Glidden Box Brown and other published cartoonists like Leslie Stein, Jessica Fink, Josh Bayer, Brendan Leach and many others. He taught comix and sequential art at schools and institutions all around New York City for more than 10 years, and has conducted week-long workshops from Maine to Hawaii. He also teaches sequential art in the School of Art and Art History at UF.
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I read widely across genres, so I would love to help with your literary fiction, your fantasy, your mysteries, and your “I’m not sure what to call this yet.” I love working on novel manuscripts and I am obsessed with the construction of linked short story collections. I also love working on individual short stories and helping clients submit to literary magazines. I am interested in fiction for both adult and young adult markets. I especially love dark comedy, and work that walks the line between the real and the fantastic. I could talk forever about the MFA degree, and I am always happy to help with the dreaded statement of purpose.
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Annie Hartnett is the author of Rabbit Cake, which was selected as an Indies Introduce title and an Indie Next Pick by the American Booksellers Association, as well as an Amazon Best Book of the Month (March). Rabbit Cake received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal, was People magazine’s Book of the Week, and The Boston Globe called it “darkly funny and soulful.” Annie is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Alabama, and she was the 2013-2014 Writer-in-Residence for the Associates of the Boston Public Library. She has received awards and honors from the Bread Loaf School of English, McSweeney’s and Indiana Review. She is currently at work on her second novel. Annie lives in Providence, RI with her husband and their border collie.
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Mike Harvkey is the author of the novel, In the Course of Human Events, and a graduate Bingham Fellow of the Columbia University MFA program in fiction. His writing has appeared in Esquire, Salon, The Believer, Poets & Writers, Nylon, Zoetrope All-Story Magazine, Mississippi Review and other publications and journals. A former Deputy Reviews Editor of Publishers Weekly, Mike teaches creative writing in Boston and New York City.
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LYNNE HEINZMANN is a writer/book coach/editor from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. So far, she has authored two books: a historical novel Frozen Voices (Winner of the Fairfield Book Prize; New Rivers Press, 2016) and The Curious Childhood of Wanton Chase (Woodhall Press, 2019), a work of historical fiction for middle-grade readers (ages 8 to 12). Lynne loves teaching writing courses and has taught at the University of Rhode Island, the Community College of Rhode Island, and for various creative writing groups and seminars. For more about her, please visit LynneHeinzmann.com.
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Calvin Hennick’s travel writing has been published in The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Club Traveler, Budget Travel, SmarterTravel.com, Yahoo Travel, Northshore, WestJet, Cape Cod Travel Guide, and elsewhere. Recent assignments have taken him to Costa Rica, Tuscany, Iceland, Barbados, and Curacao. He prefers aisle seats
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Judith Hertog is an essayist, journalist, memoirist, teacher, and storyteller. She grew up in Amsterdam but after some wandering around the world, ended up living in Vermont with her family. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Longreads, The Sun, Hotel Amerika, Crab Orchard Review, Tablet, Tricycle and many others. She has published journalistic articles on topics ranging from Buddhist politics to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Currently she is working on a non-fiction book that combines investigative journalism with a personal travel narrative. Her teaching career started as an English-as-a-Foreign-Language teacher in Taiwan, where her favorite course was a creative writing course for non-native English writers. She has many years of experience teaching creative and academic college writing, creative writing for teenagers, and memoir writing for adults. She also teaches writing and story telling in prisons in New Hampshire and Vermont. Although Judith has terrible stage fright, she performs as a storyteller to life audiences and can be found as a storyteller on the Risk! podcast. She finds that writing can be a lonely activity and that oral story telling is a great way to establish a direct connection with an audience. Judith completed her high school diploma in Amsterdam, her BA at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, MA degrees in Journalism and in TESOL at Indiana University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at Bennington College. She loves studying, but decided she now has enough degrees for one lifetime.
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Julie Lekstrom Himes' short fiction has been published in Shenandoah, The Florida Review (Editor's Choice Award 2008), Fourteen Hills (nominated for Best American Mysteries 2011), Mid-American Review, Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. Her debut novel, Mikhail and Margarita, was published in 2017 by Europa Editions and received the Center For Fiction First Novel Prize of 2017. A Grubbie for years, she credits GrubStreet with helping her to take herself seriously as a writer.
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Coaching authors in developing marketing and event strategies for their book(s). I have worked with authors of all genres and publishing paths, with a concentration in children's book and YA authors. I also coach pre-published authors on how to think about their brand, social media platforms, and marketing connections as part of their career goals. As a reader (and writer) I enjoy science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, literary fiction, short stories, children's and young adult literature, food writing, and personal essay. I currently have select availability for consults/full manuscript reviews in these genres.
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Allison Pottern Hoch is a writer and event coach with over a decade of experience in marketing, publicity, sales, and event planning. She spent four years promoting academic titles at The MIT Press before she went to work for Wellesley Books as a bookseller and event coordinator. She organized, hosted, and promoted over 150 events during her tenure, ranging in size from intimate workshops and lunches to multi-media events with over 700 attendees. She worked with veteran authors, celebrities, and debut authors alike. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University where she coordinated the Adamson Visiting Writers series. Allison is currently working on her second novel and teaching courses on writing and marketing at Grub Street and The Writer's Loft. For more information on her workshops and coaching services, visit http://www.pottern.com
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Anna Chase Hogeland is a fiction writer from the Berkshires. She is a graduate of the MFA program at University of California, Irvine, where she taught undergraduate workshops in both fiction and literary journalism. She holds a Master's in Social Work from Smith College, and she is a practicing psychotherapist with a specialization in treating eating disorders. Anna loves to read all genres of writing, though she has a particular interest in autofiction and hybrid forms. Her debut novel, GRAVIDA, is forthcoming from Riverhead (Penguin Random House).
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Ann Hood is the author of the bestselling novels The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine; the short story collection, An Ornithologist's Guide to Life; and the memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, which was a New York Times Editor's Choice and was named one of the top ten non-fiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly. She recently edited the anthology, Knitting Yarns: Writers Writing About Knitting. She has won Best American Spiritual, Food, and Travel Writing Awards and two Pushcart Prizes. Her most recent novel, The Obituary Writer, was an Oprah Pick, the November Book Club book for The Ladies Home Journal, and named as one of the top ten books of 2013 by Amazon.com. She lives in Providence, RI.
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Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Horror/Suspense, Travel Writing, Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction/Memoir. I've worked with and enjoy all themes, though rural stories, or stories of big landscapes and strong voices, stories where characters might get a little muddy, are often my favorite. Still, the quick-witted urbanite with philosophical leanings can trip my trigger too. It's all about the writing for me.
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Michelle Hoover is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University and teaches at GrubStreet, where she leads the Novel Incubator program. She is a 2014 NEA Fellow and has been a Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell Fellow, and a winner of the PEN/New England Discovery Award. Her debut novel, The Quickening, was shortlisted for the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, was a Finalist for the Indies Choice Debut of 2010 and Forward Magazine's Best Literary Book of 2010, and is a 2010 Massachusetts Book Award "Must Read" pick.  Her second novel, Bottomland, is the 2017 All Iowa Reads selection and a 2016 Mass Book "Must Read." For more, go to www.michelle-hoover.com.
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Enjoys a good book.
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Molly Howes is a graduate of both the first Memoir Incubator and the only Nonfiction Career Lab, two of GrubStreet’s yearlong, intensive programs.Her work has appeared in the New York Times “Modern Love” column, Boston Globe Magazine, WBUR “Cognoscenti” column, NPR Morning Edition, Bellingham Review, The Tampa Review, Pangyrus, Passages North, the Brevity blog and other publications. In addition to earning a Notable Essay listing in Best American Essays 2015, she is the grateful recipient of fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, VCCA and the MacDowell Colony.Her upcoming nonfiction book, A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right, is a thoughtful examination of making amends. She teaches why it’s so hard to make a good apology, why it's so important to do it anyway, and how to heal relationships by making wrongs right. A Good Apology will be released by Grand Central Publishing in June, 2020.She completed a memoir called The Temporary Orphan: A Tale of Invisible Wounds and Unexpected Grace, which is as yet unpublished.In addition to her writing life, Molly Howes has practiced as a clinical psychologist in the Boston area for decades. She’s personally dedicated to working for greater racial justice.
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Naomi Huan is a poet from mainland China. She thinks and writes about comedy, violence, and the humor in trauma in general. She is attending BU for her MFA degree. Her work has been published in literary magazines such as Berfrois. In her free time, she does Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
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Jenny Hudson, founder and CEO of Merrimack Media, has a background in web and graphic design. A writer herself, she expanded her services to print-on-demand publishing in 2008 after publishing three of her own books and is dedicated to helping other authors succeed. Merrimack Media offers concierge book preparation as well as DIY services, book promotion, and most recently, crowdfunding, as an official partner of Pubslush. Merrimack Media published 25 new titles in the last year.
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BLAIR HURLEY is the author of THE DEVOTED, published by W.W. Norton, which was longlisted for The Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. Her work is published or forthcoming in Electric Literature, The Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, Guernica, Paris Review Daily, West Branch, and elsewhere. She received a 2018 Pushcart Prize and scholarships from Bread Loaf and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She has her B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Princeton University and her M.F.A. in Fiction from NYU.
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Jillian Jackson is a graduate of the MFA program in Fiction at Boston University and the recipient of a St. Botolph Club Foundation’s Emerging Artist Grant. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the Iowa Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Monkeybicycle, and others. Her story “A Leo, Like Jackie O” was cited as a distinguished story in The Best American Short Stories 2019. She lives in Boston, MA, where she teaches writing at Grub Street and Emmanuel College and is at work on a novel.
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Sharona Jacobs, a commercial and fine art portrait photographer from in Arlington, MA, received her BFA in Communication Design and Photography from Carnegie Mellon University and started her career at the George Eastman House, a photography and film museum in Rochester, NY. Mid-career, she received her MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, going on to work as a psychotherapist in at Tufts University and MIT before starting her photography business in 2010. Sharona creates psychologically-driven portraits of authors, educators, and artists. 
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Tilia Klebenov Jacobs is the author of the bestselling crime novel Wrong Place, Wrong Time, which won the Beverly Hills Book Award.  Her next novel, Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Café, received Honorable Mention in the London Book Festival.  Her short stories often appear in The Flash Fiction Press, and she has contributed to fiction and nonfiction anthologies.  Tilia is a judge in the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition in San Francisco, and a book reviewer for IndieReader.com.  She sits on the board of Mystery Writers of America (New England chapter).  Tilia holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a secondary school teaching certification from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She has taught middle school, high school, and college, and works as an instructor for Grub Street in Boston.  Tilia’s most rewarding educational experience has been, and continues to be, teaching inmates in the Massachusetts state prison system.
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Gina James is a die-hard story teller and can be found managing development and operations at the Public Radio Exchange in Cambridge, MA. She is both a MOTH Story Slam winner and producer as well as a self-published author. Gina is an oral-history-gatherer, mom, friend, coach, sister, daughter, aunt, long-time Grub Street fan, and a genuine lover of the spoken word.
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Drew Jameson is a teacher and writer, originally from Concord, MA. He has been working with teens at Grub Street since 2009. His teaching experience includes reading fundamentals, creative writing, literature, special education, and English as a second language at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He earned his BA in English from Reed College, and his M.Ed from the University of Massachusetts Boston. In 2003 he won the fiction contest of the IdeaFestival at the University of Kentucky. His short story “Drown” appeared in the April 2011 installment of The Drum. Currently, he is working on a dark fantasy novel for young readers. He lives with his wife and daughter in central Massachusetts.
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Brionne Janae is a poet and educator living in Brooklyn. They are a Hedgebrook alum and the recipient of an Emerging Artist Award from the St. Boltoph Club Foundation, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, the Community of Writers, the Vermont Studio Center and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Their poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, Poem-a-Day from the Academy of American Poets, The Sun, jubilat, Sixth Finch, Plume, The Nashville Review and Waxwing, among others. Brionne teaches poetry at Barnard College. Their first full-length collection of poetry, After Jubilee, was published by Boaat Press.  
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Susan X Jane’s mission is to help people understand the ways that media affects how they see themselves and the world, especially around concepts of race, class and gender. She has been a speaker and trainer for educators and community activists, providing tools and strategies for using media education to combat racism and sexism. She worked for 18 years with youth in the community, supporting youth empowerment through organizing and youth media where she developed curriculum to teach critical media literacy and racial justice to middle and high school students before building a unique communications major at Wheelock College. As the director of the Communications and Media Literacy program at Wheelock, she has taught undergraduate courses in critical media analysis, media literacy and production, blogging, and using media for social change. Susan currently blogs at smntks.com (pronounced semantics) and offers diversity and inclusion services to organizations seeking to create a more equitable workplace and world
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Jennifer Jean is a poet, educator, editor, activist, and consummate "literary citizen." She is the author of a poetry collection, The Fool, and the author of two poetry chapbooks: The Archivist and In the War. Her awards include: a 2018 Disquiet FLAD Fellowship to study and write in Lisbon, Portugal; a 2017 “Her Story Is” residency—where she worked with Iraqi women artists in Dubai; a 2016 Good Bones Prize; and, a 2013 Ambassador for Peace Award for her activism in the arts. Her poetry manuscript OBJECT was a finalist for the Green Mountains Review Book Prize. Jennifer’s work has appeared in: POETRY Magazine, Rattle Magazine, Waxwing Journal, Crab Creek Review, Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices, Warscapes, Pangyrus, and more. Her co-translations—of contemporary poetry by women writing in Arabic—are forthcoming in: The Common and Consequence Magazine. Jennifer’s work has been anthologized in: Inheriting the War: Poetry by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees; Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women; and The Anatomy of Silence. She’s the founder and director of Free2Write Poetry Workshops for Trauma Survivors (with a special emphasis on sex-trafficking survivors), a member of the board of directors for Fort Point Theater Channel, and she's the managing editor of Talking Writing Magazine. Jennifer teaches writing in Boston-area universities and libraries, and lives in Peabody MA with her husband and children.
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After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. A literary agent for Belcastro Literary Agency, she is also a freelance editor at her own company, K. Johnson Editorial. Kaitlyn started her literary journey as a copyeditor for academic publisher codeMantra, a YA editor for Accent Press, a Conference Assistant for GrubStreet, Boston, and a former agent with Corvisiero Literary Agency. She has written various articles for Writer's Digest and has had a flash fiction story published in the anthology A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed.
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I am a writer and poetry editor with experience editing, consulting and workshopping poetry and helping writers prepare their work for magazines. I have also self-published and have an immense amount of knowledge of the self-publishing process. I also am very interested in helping writers of color succeed and would love to consult, workshop and edit work aimed towards inclusion and diversity.
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Tatiana (she/her/hers) is a writer, artist and educator in the Boston area. She’s an MFA candidate in poetry at Emerson College and works as poetry editor for the literary journal Redivider. Tatiana’s writing is forthcoming in PANK, Kweli, THE BOILER, The Journal and others. She’s recently been published in Southern Humanities Review as an Honorable Mention selection for the 2019 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, judged by Vievee Francis. Her work is on display at Boston’s City Hall as a part of the 2019 Mayor’s Poetry Program and has also been published in Aesthetica Magazine, Santa Clara Review, Fog Machine, Maps for Teeth Magazine among others. She was the 2018 Gish Jen fellow for the Writer’s Room of Boston and is a 2017 Pushcart Prize XLI nominee. She has also performed at the Boston Poetry Slam and the Bowery Poetry Club. Her writing explores identity, trauma, especially inherited trauma and what it means to heal. Her chapbook “for the love of black girls” was published in 2017.
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Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of internationally acclaimed Corpus Christi: Stories and the editor of Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. Named a best book of the year by The Independent of London and The Irish Times, Corpus Christi has received numerous awards. Johnston’s work appears in magazines such as The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine,Esquire, The Oxford American, and Tin House, and in anthologies such as New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best for 2003, 2004, and 2005. He is a graduate of Miami University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the recipient of the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. He has written essays for Slate.com and is a regular contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered. In 2006, the National Book Foundation honored him with a new National Book Award for writers under thirty-five. A skateboarder for almost twenty years, Johnston is currently the director of the Creative Writing Program at Harvard University.
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Nadine Kenney Johnstone is the author of the memoir, Of This Much I'm Sure, which was named Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association. Her infertility story has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Today’s Parent, MindBodyGreen, Metro, and Chicago Health Magazine, among others. She teaches at Loyola University and received her MFA from Columbia College in Chicago. Her other work has been featured in various magazines and anthologies, including Chicago Magazine, PANK, and The Magic of Memoir. Nadine is a writing coach who presents at conferences internationally. She lives near Chicago with her family.
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Ben writes darkly funny stories about good people doing bad things, and modern riffs on classic tales. Fragile Thing Cracks was developed in readings at Argos Productions (MA), as well at Panndora Productions (CA), who presented the world premiere in April of 2014. Acadiana Rep commissioned and produced Carol: A Broken Chain, and produced the regional premiere of Fragile Thing Cracks and a developmental production of Medea of the Big Box Store; the Delta Grand Theatre commissioned and debuted Something-Summer Might-Have-Been. Communion and Cain + Abel were both developed by The Wilbury Group; Haunted was a finalist for Sanguine Theatre’s Project Playwright (NYC), and was developed there in a workshop this spring. His one-act plays have appeared at Little Fish Theatre (CA), the Boston Theatre Marathon (MA), and elsewhere. The Resurrectionists won the judges’ award for best script at the 2014 Silver Spring Stage Company’s one act play festival (MD). Cold was developed in readings and workshops at The Wilbury Group, Ivy Theatre Trellis Project, Newburyport Actor's Theatre, and Hollins Plawrights lab, and it is been named a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award, a finalist for the Woodward and Newman Award, and winner of the David L. Shelton award. Ben earned a B.A. in Writing from SNHU and studied at the 2012 Stony Brook Playwrights Conference, and is currently an MFA candidate at Hollins Playwright's Lab. He was winner of a 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Dramatic Writing Fellowship, and has held residences with The Wilbury Theatre Group and Acadiana Rep.
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Literary travel writing, literary fiction, memoir, fiction with travel themes, exoticism, GLBT literature, alternative forms of prose. As an editor, I am interested in helping writers find the tightest structure for their short-form work and addressing ways to tell story through scene.
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Alden Jones is the author of  The Wanting Was a Wilderness (forthcoming in 2020);  The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia, finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award and named the Best Travel Book of 2013 by the  Huffington Post; and  Unaccompanied Minors, winner of the New American Fiction Prize and the Lascaux Book Prize. Her short stories and essays have appeared in AGNI, Time Out New York, The Cut, The Believer, The Rumpus, Post Road, the Barcelona Review, the Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, Gulf Coast, and the Best American Travel Writing. Alden has traveled widely, including as a Visiting Professor of English on Semester at Sea, a Cuban Culture Expert for Royal Caribbean Cruises, and a WorldTeach volunteer in Costa Rica. With Grub instructor Tim Weed, she founded and directs the Cuba Writers Program. She teaching creative writing and cultural studies at Emerson College and is a Core Faculty member in the Newport MFA Program.
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Baylea Jones is a queer writer, teacher, and Southerner. She holds a BA in English from Louisiana State University and an MFA in fiction from Western New England University. Her short story "Dad & I" was named an honorable mention in Glimmer Train and her story "The Girl From Montana" was selected as a finalist for the New Letters Prize in Fiction. She appeared on the Writing Class Radio podcast, served as managing editor of Common Ground Review, and has contributed to HuffPost, Electric Literature, BuzzFeed, Medium, Eater Houston, and more. Currently, she lives in Houston with her wife where she teaches at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston Community College, Writers in the Schools, and GrubStreet. She is represented by Annie DeWitt at The Shipman Agency and is working on a memoir.
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Daphne Kalotay is the author, most recently, of the novel Sight Reading (HarperCollins 2013)—a Boston Globe bestseller also available or forthcoming in multiple foreign editions. Her fiction collection, Calamity and Other Stories (Doubleday) was short-listed for the Story Prize and includes work first published in Agni, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, and Good Housekeeping, among others. Her award-winning debut novel, Russian Winter (Harper 2010), an international bestseller, has been translated into twenty languages. Her nonfiction has appeared in Poets & Writers magazine and Tottenville Review. Daphne holds a PhD in Modern and Contemporary Literary and an MFA in Creative Writing and has received fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Bogliasco Foundation. She has taught at Boston University, Skidmore College, Middlebury College, and the Harvard Extension School and is available for one-on-one consultation through Grub Street. More information at www.daphnekalotay.com or www.facebook.com/DaphneKalotay
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Marjan Kamali is the author of The Stationery Shop (Gallery/Simon&Schuster) and Together Tea (Ecco/HarperCollins). She is a novelist and teacher whose work has been anthologized, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and adapted for the stage. The Stationery Shop was a Boston Globe best-seller, one of NPR’s best books of 2019, one of Newsweek’s 30 Best Summer Books, an Indie Next Pick, and named to numerous “Best Books of 2019” lists. Marjan’s debut novel, Together Tea, was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. A graduate of UC Berkeley with an MBA from Columbia University and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, Marjan has taught writing at GrubStreet and Boston University. She’s lived in seven countries across five continents and now lives in the Boston area. Her novels have been translated into German, Czech, Italian, Slovak, Turkish, Arabic, Norwegian, Polish, and Dutch.
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Carrie Kei Heim Binas is a writer, mother, former actress, and recovering attorney. In college she studied poetry, literature, creative writing, translation, and education, graduating with a degree in French from Vassar College and a second degree in English from Hunter College. Her work has been published in Boston Literary Magazine, Thaumatrope, and PicFic. When not working on her novel or building Lego pirate ships with her husband and daughter, she blogs about writing, Grub Street, the path to publication, and whatever else is on her mind at HeimBinasFiction.blogspot.com.
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Pagan Kennedy is the author of ten books and has won numerous literary prizes. Her publishers include Viking Press, Simon & Schuster, and Bloomsbury. Pagan has been a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The NYT Book Review, The Village Voice, Dwell, Details, Ms., Playboy, The Nation,Boston Magazine, and The Boston Globe Magazine. In 2009, Pagan was Dartmouth College’s visiting writer of nonfiction. She has also taught writing — both fiction and nonfiction — at the Warren Wilson MFA program, Boston College, Johns Hopkins, and many conferences and residencies.
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I am a widely published freelance journalist and writer who focuses mainly on creative nonfiction--personal essays, memoir and literary journalism; however, I also write and publish poetry as well. The topics that interest me most and that I have carved out a niche in covering--are living with illness, class issues and poverty, dealing with the death of a loved one (or loved ones), trauma, childhood abuse, dysfunctions families, addiction in the family, nature and the environment and more. My personal essays, articles and op-eds have been featured in a variety of publications and media outlets, including The Atlantic, The Guardian, Salon, the Washington Post and Vice. I enjoy teaching and offering one-on-one instruction and mentoring, and take a strengths-based approach with those I work with while creating a supportive environment where we can mutually learn from each other.
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Laura Kiesel is a freelance writer whose feature articles, op-eds, and essays have appeared in many media outlets including The Atlantic, The Guardian, Salon, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, Self and Narratively. She currently blogs about having chronic pain for Harvard Health Publications. In 2016, she founded the nonprofit project Writing for Survival, which offers writing workshops and one-on-one mentoring for at-risk youth. She lives in Arlington.
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Areas of Interest: My tastes are broad--everything from the classics to sci-fi. Some of my favorite authors include Sherman Alexie, Tan Twan Eng, Khaled Hosseini, Cheryl Strayed, George Saunders, Lois Lowry, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Sacks, Eowyn Ivey, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Barry Lopez, Roxane Gay, Clint Smith, and many more! (It's cruel to make me choose, and even this list seems terribly short to do justice to all the great writers out there.) I'm a greedy reader who wants to read anything and everything, and I love surprises. So surprise me.
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Eson Kim serves as the Director of Community and Youth Programs at GrubStreet, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Her stories have appeared in Calyx Journal, Denver Quarterly, The Massachusetts Review, among others. She received a Writing Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and earned the David B. Saunders Award for creative nonfiction. She was also named to the Notable list of Best American Essays. She's appeared on Radio Boston's Summer Reads series and Stories from the Stage (WGBH). She loves any opportunity to talk about books for all ages.
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Shelby Kinney-Lang grew up in Laramie, Wyoming, has a master's in American Studies from the University of Oxford, and received an MFA in fiction from the University of California, Irvine. He freelanced as a journalist for a number of years, publishing stories for VICE News, Good Magazine, The Colorado Independent and others, primarily about climate change and the environment. He has taught fiction and literary journalism at UCI and CSU Long Beach, and he is currently at work on a short story collection.
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Jane Kohuth graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in English and Creative Writing and from Harvard Divinity School with a Master's Degree in Theological Studies. She has worked as a Jewish educator, a children's room library assistant, a writing teacher, and a children's bookseller and organizer of author events. Jane's first book, Ducks Go Vroom, was one of Parents Magazine’s 20 Best Books of 2011 and her book Estie the Mensch is a PJ Library selection. Her newest picture book, Duck Sock Hop published by Dial in May 2012, was a Kirkus Critic's Pick and was declared, "charming," by the New York Times Book Review. Her picture book manuscript, Something at the Hill was top pick in the picture book category for the 2010 Katherine Paterson Prize, awarded by Hunger Mountain, the journal of Vermont College of Fine Arts. To find out more about Jane, please visit her website, www.janekohuth.com.
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Douglas Koziol is a writer and teacher living in Boston. He received his MFA in fiction from Emerson College, where he currently teaches in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing department. His writing has appeared in The Millions, Lunch Ticket, CounterPunch, Crack the Spine, Driftwood Press, and theEEEL, among other venues. He is at work on his first novel.
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Nick Krieger is the author of the memoir, Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender (Beacon Press, 2011), recipient of a Stonewall Honor Book Award and an Independent Literary Award. His writing has also earned several travel-writing awards and has been published in multiple travel guides. He’s spoken about his writing at over dozen universities around the country, including Harvard, Dartmouth, and UC Berkeley. He recently received a nomination for the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program, and he previously completed a residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Krieger holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco. He enjoys working one-on-one with individuals as a writing coach.
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Ying-Ju grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, and graduated from Wesleyan University with degrees in German Literature and Psychology. She also completed her MFA in creative writing at Boston University. She previously taught at BU and Northeastern University. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Ploughshares, Literay Hub, and Threshold Journal. She is a recipient of fellowships from Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts and Wesleyan Writer's Conference.
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Jeremy Lakaszcyck holds an MFA in creative writing in fiction from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, where he teaches creative writing. His fiction has won awards from Playboy Magazine and the Jack Kerouac Estate. An essay he wrote on teaching appears in the anthology Dispatches from the Classroom:  Graduate Students on Creative Writing Pedagogy published by Bloomsbury.
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Courtney is a creative writer and writing instructor from the Hudson Valley. While working in book publishing in New York City, she took classes at Gotham Writers Workshop which inspired her to fully pursue her own creative path. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Writing from the University of New Hampshire and is revising a collection of elliptical vignettes on heritage, identity, and home. She currently resides in Greater Boston and serves as a fiction reader for the Middlebury College quarterly literary magazine New England Review (NER), as well as a publicity volunteer for the annual Newburyport Literary Festival.
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I love working with writers. I've spent several years working with aspiring and established authors alike. My goal is to get your manuscript to be the best possible version of itself. I see this as a diagnostic process, like a doctor listening to a patient, and I find it incredibly rewarding. My favorite moment is when a writer says to me, "This is how my book was always supposed to be." The actual content of your work—whether it's a novel about immigrants, a literary thriller, or a deeply personal memoir—isn't what speaks to me. The book's potential (its heartbeat) does.
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Maya Shanbhag Lang is the author of What We Carry: A Memoir (Random House, April 2020), and The Sixteenth of June: A Novel. Her memoir was a NYT Editor's Pick. Her novel was long listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Winner of the Neil Shepard Prize in Fiction, Lang has received support from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and Bread Loaf. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and is the daughter of Indian immigrants.
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I love writing that features contradictory characters, humor, a strong voice, and/or political concerns (particularly matters of race and ethnicity). Emotional complexity and power is my first aim. I have a sharp eye for line-level mechanics, and often find that large issues in fiction can be addressed through quite tiny adjustments of language, syntax, and the sequence of passages.
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Sonya Larson joined GrubStreet in 2005, and helped to grow the organization from offering 80 classes a year to over 600. Since then she has managed GrubStreet's many and proliferating programs, and served as Program Director for several years.      Now, as the Director of the Muse and Advocacy, Sonya oversees the staff, organization, sponsorship, and execution of GrubStreet's annual conference of 800+ writers, guest authors, literary agents, editors, and publishing innovators. She also spearheads Grub's efforts to expand access to classes and services for writers of historically marginalized backgrounds. Sonya also represents GrubStreet at conferences nationwide, including AWP, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and Book Expo America.       Sonya's short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2017, American Short Fiction, The American Literary Review, Poets & Writers, The Writer's Chronicle, Audible.com, West Branch, Salamander, Memorious, Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, Del Sol Review, The Red Mountain Review, and The Hub. She has received awards and honors from Best American Short Stories 2017 and 2015, the Pushcart Prize, Glimmer Train, Meridian, Salamander, the American Literary Review, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is at work on a novel about a Chinese community living in rural Mississippi in the 1930s, which earned her an Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation. In 2016 and 2018 she was awarded fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center.      Sonya received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served as editor of The Madison Review, and her MFA in fiction from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
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Leslie Lawrence is a recipient of fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts. She has published fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a variety of venues including The Boston Globe Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Literary Mama, Cognoscenti, and The Massachusetts Review. Her essay, "At The Donkey Hotel," was a finalist in Solstice's Nonfiction contest. Her collection, The Death of Fred Astaire--And Other Essays From a Life Outside the Lines, came out from SUNYPress in 2016 and was a finalist in the Foreward Indie Book Award for Memoir. To read about her experience debuting late in life, go to https://www.awpwriter.org/magazine_media/writers_notebook_view/281 Leslie has been teaching in the Boston area for more than 30 years. She lives in Cambridge and does improvisational dancing several times a week.
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Nature, magic, fairy tales, post-modernism, pop culture, family, childhood, tween and teens, as well as all aspects of Children's Literature and personal narrative, historical fiction, fantasy, thrillers, cozies, and detective fiction.
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Cheryl Lawton Malone is a freelance writer and poet who teaches creative writing at Grub Street, and at Lesley University at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her children's writing has been published in numerous journals and magazines, and her children's poetry has received several awards. In addition, she holds a BA in International Relations from Lehigh University, a JD in Law from Suffolk University School of Law and an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Albert Whitman will publish her debut picture book, Dario and the Whale, in the spring of 2016. You can follow her on line at www.cheryllawtonmalone.com, on Twitter at @MaloneLawton and on Facebook as Cheryl Lawton Malone Author. 
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I'm interested in literary fiction, complex characters, international settings, and political novels. My background as a former academic roots me in the long tradition of the novel, so I can offer good guidance to writers working with novel form either to tweak or modify established structures. I'm also especially interested in coaching writing and can work with writers at any level to help them devise short-term and long-term motivational plans.
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Henriette Lazaridis' debut novel The Clover House was published by Ballantine Books in April 2013 and was a Boston Globe best-seller and a Target Emerging Authors pick. Her work has appeared in publications including ELLE, Narrative Magazine, Forge, Salamander, the New England Review, The Millions, The New York Times online, and the Huffington Post and has earned her a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant. She has degrees in English from Middlebury College, Oxford University where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Ph.D. She taught at Harvard for ten years before leaving academia to turn to writing. In the summers, she runs the Krouna Writing Workshop in northern Greece (www.krounawritingworkshop.com).
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Identity, sense of place, writing about the Midwest/regional writing, sports writing, gay and lesbian topics, coming of age, Jewish identity and culture. Performance pieces (i.e. spoken word and developing a one-person show), consulting on self-publishing. 
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Judah Leblang is a Boston-based writer, teacher and storyteller. His radio essays have appeared on almost 200 NPR and ABC-network stations around the US, and on several college and community radio stations. His column, "Life in the Slow Lane," appears regularly in Bay Windows, a Boston-area newspaper. The second edition of his memoir, "Finding My Place: One Man's Journey from Cleveland to Boston and Beyond," was published in 2013.
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Vanessa Lewis is a Boston area digital content creator and novelist. In addition to her own writing projects, Vanessa has been providing writing, coaching and editing services to aspiring writers for over four years. Vanessa especially enjoys helping writers to develop an online platform and social media presence to promote new work and engage with their fans. You may learn more about her services at www.byvanessalewis.com
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Yara Liceaga-Rojas is a Puerto Rican poet/performer, cultural administrator and educator. She is a 2018 Cambridge Arts grantee for curating/coordinating the multi-disciplinary artists performance series Poetry Is Busy: Visible Caribe Series, and NEFAs' Creative City program grantee for her literary project Acentos espesos/Thick Accents. Recently, her work has been published in the anthologies Puerto Rico en mi corazón (Anomalous Press, 2018) and Isla Escrita: Antología de la Poesía de Cuba, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana (Amargord Ediciones, 2018).  Former Buscapié columnist at El Nuevo Día newspaper, she has three poetry books: Cielo Riel (Ediciones Alayubia, 2017), Época Opaca (Atarraya Cartonera, 2015), and El Mundo No Es Otra Cosa (La Secta de los Perros Editores, 2014). She has given creative writing, perforpoetry, and visual poetry workshops at The City School, Dorchester, MA; The Puerto Rican Museum of Contemporary Art, Santurce, PR; and the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, San Juan and Ponce, PR, among others.
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Mariona Lloreta is a Spanish-American storyteller, educator and award-winning interdisciplinary artist working internationally in film, painting and dance. Her work celebrates the universal thread that binds our human experience as it examines the fine line between presence and absence, wholesomeness and brokenness, past, present and future. Her work dives into themes of identity, spirituality and collective memory, while reflecting upon the beauty and vulnerability of human existence. Recent projects include writing, directing and co-producing short film "A lua nunca morre" ("The moon never dies") in Rio de Janeiro which, shortly after completion, has so far been selected by Oscar-Qualifying Edmonton International Film Festival, acclaimed New York Latino Film Festival, NALIP's Latino Media Fest, San Francisco Independent Film Festival and Miami Film Festival, among others. Her previous film, “Amenze, in between worlds”, which she wrote, directed and filmed, won "Best Cinematography" at the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY), received a "Best International Film" nomination at the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta, and was selected by dozens of film festivals, including Oscar-qualifying Zinebi in Bilbao, Spain. Lastly, her debut short film "Sankofa: Part I" which she wrote and created with a budget of $250, won the "Juror’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking" by the City of New York. She has also directed two documentaries: "ReSignifying Florence" (Florence, Italy) for NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and "The Lagos Music Salon" (Lagos, Nigeria) for Sony Music artist Somi. In addition, Mariona has produced and edited a number of short and feature films, which have screened and earned nominations at Festival de Cannes, Africa Movie Academy Awards, Urbanworld Film Festival and the New York African Film Festival, among others. Mariona is currently producing several female-led, international projects and she is writing two feature films: one based in the United States and another one which will take place in her mother's native rural Catalonia. She plans to enroll an all-female cast and crew for this project. She is very excited to be joining GrubStreet as an instructor!
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I began my writing exploration with fiction, but have crossed all genre lines in favor of telling my stories in the best possible way. This includes establishing great characters who have depth and live in fleshed-out worlds. It's also important to me to treat these stories with sensitivity and inclusion in mind. As a former college first-year writing instructor and current copyeditor in the publishing field, attention to detail rounds out my areas of interest and importance as a writer.
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Zyanya Avila Louis received her MFA in Fiction from Emerson College and now teaches in their First Year Writing Program. In her time working with students at Emerson, she as developed a passion for working with international students, multilingual students, and other diverse student populations, which is born from being bilingual herself. She loves writing and reading fiction and non-fiction, and occasionally enjoys poetry. Zyanya was born and raised in El Paso, TX and now lives in Quincy, MA with her husband, their demon cat, and her growing library of books.
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Quentin Lucas is a Germany-born, Boston-raised bookworm. After meandering through college on his way to a degree in Business Management, he then adventured his way through the US Army and discovered a need to follow his passion for writing. As a freelancer, copywriter, and essayist, Quentin has worked on projects with MIT and Vistaprint, and has written for publications like the Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, Blerds Online, and Fourth River Literary Magazine. While awaiting the fall of 2019, when he will begin his MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College, Quentin is crafting the second novel of his fantasy trilogy and is considering a memoir about his military days.
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JR Mahung is a Belizean-American poet from the South Side of Chicago. They are an MFA Candidate at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, a 2017 Emerging Poet’s Incubator Fellow, and a founding member of the Plantain Collective. Their poetry is published or forthcoming in Moko Literary Magazine, Maps for Teeth, WusGood, Winter Tangerine and elsewhere. JR resides in Boston where they help organize the Louder than a Bomb MA youth poetry slam and The Plantain Collection, a poetry reading and conversation series for writers of diaspora. Theirsecond collection of poems “Since When He Have Wings” is forthcoming on Pizza Pi Press. JR’s mixtape is not for sale but they'’ll ask you to buy it anyways.
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Nina MacLaughlin has written for the Paris Review Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Believer, Bookslut, the Daily Beast, the Rumpus, Boston Magazine, and elsewhere. She writes a weekly column on New England literary news for the Boston Globe, and her book, HAMMER HEAD: THE MAKING OF A CARPENTER, about leaving her journalism job to learn the carpentry trade, came out in 2015 from W.W. Norton, has been translated into four languages, and was a finalist for the New England Book Award. She lives in Cambridge.
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Literary, mystery, and particularly experimental fictions, loosely defined. 
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Ron MacLean is author of the story collections We Might as Well Light Something On Fire and Why the Long Face? and the novels Headlong and Blue Winnetka Skies. MacLean’s fiction has appeared widely in magazines including GQ, Narrative, Fiction International, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of the Frederick Exley Award for Short Fiction and a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee. He holds a Doctor of Arts from the University at Albany, SUNY, and has been a proud member of team Grub since 2004.
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Steve Macone studied journalism at Boston University and has worked as a contributor at The Onion. His essays, humor writing and reporting have also appeared in the New York Times, American Scholar, Atlantic, New Yorker, Boston Globe, Boston Globe Magazine, Morning News, VICE, and Salon. His writing has been featured on NPR, Comedy Central, Longreads, and received four notable essay mentions in The Best American Essays series. He's received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Somerville Arts Council and was named one of the Top 100 Comics in the country on NBC's Last Comic Standing.
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Pooja is the editor of Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America (Seal Press), an anthology of essays by women that explores the complex ways in which race shapes American lives and families. She is also the author of Mama’s Saris (Little Brown Books for Young Readers), a picture book.Her bylines have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Washington Post, NPR, Real Simple, The Atlantic, WSJ.com, Teen Vogue, VICE, Pacific Standard, Bon Appétit, Saveur, BuzzFeed, CityLab, and espnW among others.
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Jess Mann is a writer and an overthinker from a long line of storytellers. At an early age, she remembers wanting to tell stories of her own, but teachers didn't like her talking all through class, and her friends sighed and rolled their eyes a lot, when she was yelling tales at them, so she began to write them down to keep from forgetting them. Jess now writes a lot of stories down. She has a BFA from the University of Maine, and is currently at work on her MFA at Goddard College. She has also managed to publish some of her tales in publications like The Sandy River Review, Paige Leaves, and contributed to the book Baking By Hand. She is excited to meet all members of the storytelling tribe, and will never roll her eyes and sigh at anyone.
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Genre fiction that has literary heft and/or that attempts to break genre conventions. Literary fiction that is character-motivated but also plot-driven. The application of techniques from playwriting and screenwriting to prose fiction.
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Michael Marano is a horror and dark science fiction writer whose first novel, Dawn Song, won the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards. Stories From the Plague Years, a collection of Marano's new and reprinted short fiction, was named one of the Top Ten Horror Publications of 2011 by Booklist. His supernatural crime novella "Displacement" was nominated for a 2011 Shirley Jackson Award. Stories From the Plague Years was reprinted in 2012 by ChiZine Publications of Toronto, who reprinted Dawn Song in 2014, which will be followed by two sequels, A Choir of Exiles and Winter Requiem.  Since 1990, he has also been reviewing movies for the Public Radio Satellite System program Movie Magazine International. Mike's pop culture commentary has appeared in many national publications. Marano is also a beginning circus performer, developing and choreographing narrative aerial pieces for the trapeze and lyra based on the works of J.G. Ballard and Philip K. Dick.
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Andrew Martin is the author the novel Early Work (FSG, July 2018) and a forthcoming collection of short stories. His fiction has been published in The Paris Review, Zyzzyva, and Tin House online, and his essays and criticism have been published by the New York Times Book Review, the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. He received his MFA from the University of Montana.
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Vanessa Mártir is a NYC based writer, educator and mama. She is the creator of the #52essays2017 challenge, and founder of the Writing Our Lives Workshop, which she teaches in NYC. Vanessa is currently completing her memoir, A Dim Capacity for Wings, and chronicles the journey in her blog: vanessamartir.blog. A five-time VONA/Voices and two-time Tin House fellow, Vanessa's essays and fiction have appeared in The Butter, Poets & Writers Magazine, Kweli Journal, As/Us Journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, and the VONA/Voices Anthology, Dismantle, among others. Vanessa has penned a novel, Woman's Cry (Augustus Publishing, 2007), and has served as guest editor of Aster(ix) Journal and The James Franco Review. When she's not writing, you can find her either on a dance floor, in a gym punching a bag or in the woods hugging a tree.
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Tara L. Masih is author of Where the Dog Star Never Glows: Stories (a National Best Books Award finalist), and is editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction (a ForeWord Book of the Year) andThe Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (a Skipping Stones Honor Book). She has published fiction, poetry, and essays in numerous anthologies and literary magazines (such as Confrontation, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Natural Bridge, New Millennium Writings, The Los Angeles Review, Night Train, and The Caribbean Writer), and her essays have been reprinted in college textbooks and read on NPR. Awards for her work include first place in The Ledge Magazine’s fiction contest, a finalist fiction grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Pushcart Prize, Best New American Voices, and Best of the Web nominations. She judges the intercultural essay prize for the annual Soul-Making Keats Literary Contest, and has taught flash at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and at Grub Street. She received her MA in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College, and is the founder of and managing editor for The Best Small Fictions series. For more information, visit www.taramasih.com.
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Anneli Matheson holds an MFA in Creative Writing from City University in Hong Kong. Her short work has been published in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, 5x5 Literary Magazine and the Lowestoft Chronicle, among others. Before she moved to Boston in 2015 Anneli worked as an Associate Editor and Director of Special Projects for Black Lawrence Press. In addition to reading heaps of great submissions in fiction and nonfiction, she co-edited a poetry anthology cookbook titled Feast: Poetry & Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner (Black Lawrence Press). Anneli loves working with young writers and teaching generative, fun, challenging classes at Grub Street.
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Stacy Mattingly is coauthor with Ashley Smith of the New York Times bestseller UNLIKELY ANGEL, an Atlanta hostage story now a feature film, CAPTIVE. Stacy’s work has appeared in the Oxford American, EuropeNow, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and elsewhere. In 2012, she launched the Sarajevo Writers’ Workshop, a bilingual collective of poets and prose writers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has taught creative writing at Boston University and at GrubStreet and helped lead the first Narrative Witness exchange (Caracas-Sarajevo) for the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. Stacy holds an MFA from Boston University, where she was a Marcia Trimble Fellow, a Leslie Epstein Global Fellow, and recipient of the Florence Engel Randall Graduate Fiction Award. Her first novel, recently completed, is set largely in present-day Sarajevo.
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Courtney Maum is the author of the novels Costalegre (a GOOP book club pick and one of Glamour Magazine’s top books of the decade), I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You and Touch (a New York Times Editor’s Choice and NPR Best Book of the Year selection), and the handbook Before and After the Book Deal: A writer’s guide to finishing, publishing, promoting, and surviving your first book, from Catapult. Her writing has been widely published in such outlets as  the New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, and Poets & Writers. She is the founder of the collaborative retreat program, The Cabins (currently accepting applications), and she also has a writing-advice newsletter, “Get Published, Stay Published,” that you can sign up for at CourtneyMaum.com
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Abi Maxwell is the author of the novels Lake People and The Den. Her short fiction has also been published in McSweeney's. She studied fiction writing at the University of Montana and now lives in New Hampshire with her family.
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Author of over thirty travel guides, Carolyn McCarthy has been writing about the Americas since 1998. Interested in remote cultures and wilderness, she has explored the Amazon Basin via dugout canoe and solo hiked Patagonia to write Lonely Planet's Trekking in the Patagonian Andes. Her work has also appeared in National Geographic, the Boston Globe, the Daily Telegraph, Outside and other publications. A graduate of Emerson College’s graduate program in Writing, Literature & Publishing, Carolyn also received a Fulbright fellowship to write on rural life in Chile and a Banff Mountain Culture Grant.
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Jill McDonough is the author of Habeas Corpus (Salt, 2008), Oh, James! (Seven Kitchens, 2012), Where You Live (Salt, 2012), and Reaper (Alice James, 2017). The recipient of three Pushcart prizes and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Stanford’s Stegner program, she taught incarcerated college students through Boston University’s Prison Education Program for thirteen years.  Her work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, The Nation, The Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry.  She teaches in the MFA program at UMass-Boston. Her fifth poetry collection, Here All Night, is forthcoming from Alice James Books.
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As a dedicated music journalist and educator, Candace McDuffie has been freelancing for over a decade. Her work has appeared for Glamour, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Vibe, and several other publications. She received her M.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where she specialized in Critical and Creative Thinking. Candace enjoys working with youth and previously taught at the nonprofit teen literacy program, Books of Hope. For more information on Candace, you can visit her website at candacemcduffie.com.  
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I’m eager to consult on any form of creative nonfiction, including the personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, flash nonfiction, and writing about literature. I’m also very happy to assist with flash fiction. My particular interests include braided essays and memoirs, and writing about trauma, war, identity, family, mental illness, psychology, and religion. I very much enjoy character-based, scene-driven prose. I’m particularly excited about writing that engages and interrogates the personal narrative amidst the backdrop of larger historical, political, and social contexts. I was born and raised in Miami, FL, and would love to work with narratives that sensitively and meaningfully include Spanish as well as diverse settings and characters. I have a wide range of experience in revising, editing, and publishing—and teaching writing and literature in college and community classrooms—and can help writers prepare writing samples for MFA applications, fellowships, and grants.
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Caitlin McGill is a 2016 St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award winner and the 2014 winner of the Rafael Torch Nonfiction Literary Award. Her work has been supported by the Bread Loaf Writers’ conference, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, The Chattahoochee Review, Crab Orchard Review, Consequence, Iron Horse Literary Review, Vox, War, Literature, & the Arts, and several other magazines. She recently completed a memoir about intergenerational trauma and abuse, inherited survival mechanisms, immigration, race, class, addiction, mental illness, war, and the cost of ignoring our histories. One essay from her book was named a Notable in The Best American Essays 2016. She teaches at Emerson College, GrubStreet, & Writers Without Margins. For more information please visit caitlinmcgill.com & follow her on Twitter @caitlindmcgill.
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I am interested in working with writers who are attentive to language and character, who are serious about the craft of writing, and who are willing to work hard to improve their work. That said, I am also interested in students at all levels-- beginning to advanced. I appreciate work that has something to say, and says it vividly, from coming-of-age stories to philosophical novels. No genre fiction, please.
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Thomas McNeely's debut book, Ghost Horse, was winner of the Gival Press Novel Award. A recipient of a 2008 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and many other awards, his short fiction has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and other publications, and has been anthologized in The Best of the South and What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers. Client James William Brown recently sold his book, My Last Lament, to Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin/Random House. McNeely has taught fiction writing at Stanford University, Emerson College, and many other institutions, including the early GrubStreet Writers Workshops. He lives with his wife and daughter in Cambridge.
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Peter Medeiros teaches writing and Kung Fu--though never at the same time. His teaching in and around Boston remains a major inspiration for much of his fiction. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. He been publishing fiction since 2013, and was most recently featured in the February 2020 issue of Red Planet Magazine. He has a particular passion for weird fiction, horror, SciFi, fantasy, and everything uncanny. Peter is represented by Susan Velazquez of JABerwocky Literary.
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Pablo Medina is the author of 14 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and translation, most recently the novel Cubop City Blues and, with photographer Carlos Ordoñez, the poetry collection Calle Habana. Medina’s work has appeared in several languages, among them Spanish, French, German, and Arabic, and in periodicals and magazines throughout the world. He was a member of the AWP board of directors from 2002-2007, serving as president from 2005 – 2006. Winner of numerous awards, among them grants from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations, the Oscar B. Cintas Foundation, the NEA, and others, Medina is currently professor in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College in Boston.
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Tom Meek is a longtime contributing film critic at The Boston Phoenix, Cambridge Day, WBUR’s ARTery, the Charleston City Paper and New England Cable News, and the president of the Boston Society of Film Critics. His short stories have appeared in SLAB, Open Windows, Web Del Sol, Slow Trains and Thieves Jargon. Tom rides his bike everywhere.
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Andrea Meyer’s first novel, Room for Love (St. Martin’s Press) is a romantic comedy based on an article she wrote for the New York Post, for which she pretended to look for a roommate as a way to meet men. The book was included in Cosmo’s “Lit We Love.” She completed her second novel in the Novel Incubator program at GrubStreet. A long-time film and entertainment journalist, Andrea wrote a horror screenplay for MGM, and her articles and essays have appeared in such publications as Elle, Glamour, Variety, Modern Loss, and the Boston Globe. She teaches at GrubStreet and Craftwork Somerville, and is currently writing a literary romp about a Cambridge “manny” and the women whose lives he throws into chaos.
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My writing consultation interests include; 1. Help for structuring novels, including coaching on: * Steps for moving from the first idea to an outline. * Tools for building your book. * Techniques for improved and more sophisticated fiction. 2. Revision, including: *Editorial critique *Revision tools. *Making a step-by-step revision plan 3. Help in writing query letters to literary agents. I enjoy character-driven fiction, domestic drama, edgy rom-com, mysteries & thrillers, along with historical fiction and futuristic tales. Before working with clients, I offer a 30 minute-meet, by phone or in-person (in Boston) and/or my response to your five-page sample to ensure we're a good match. Please contact for availability and rate structure.
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Randy Susan Meyers' internationally bestselling novels are informed by years working with families impacted by violence— and a long journey from idolizing bad boys to loving a good man. Her novels have three times been chosen by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, as "Must Read Fiction,” writing, “The clear and distinctive voice of Randy Susan Meyers will have you enraptured and wanting more.” Kirkus Reviews said about her fifth novel, Waisted, “Meyers spins a compelling tale, raising critical questions about familial, social, and cultural messages about body image. ”
Publishers Weekly described her fourth novel, The Widow of Wall Street, as “An engaging and sharp reflection of the rapid changes in marital dynamics over the course of the twentieth century, as well as a cautionary tale about the dangers and allure of ambition in the heyday of Wall Street.” Accidents of Marriage, her previous novel, was a People Magazine Pick. Her debut, The Murderer’s Daughters, was the Target National Book Club Pick. Meyers teaches writing at Grub Street in Boston and Writers in Progress in Western MA.
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Randy Susan Meyers' novels are informed by her work with families impacted by emotional and family violence. Her debut novel, The Murderer’s Daughters, was named one of the “2011 Ten Best Works of Fiction” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Accidents of Marriage, released in September 2014 was a People magazine “Pick of The Week” and an IndieBound September choice. The Boston Globe wrote of her second novel, The Comfort of Lies, “Sharp and biting, and sometimes wickedly funny when the author skewers Boston’s class and neighborhood dividing lines, but it has a lot of heart, too.” She is the co-author of What To Do Before Your Book Launch. 
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I am happy to consult on any form of literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and writing about literature. My particular interests are dramatic novels and long stories which relish style, language, setting, and deep character, coming-of-age narratives, family-based memoir, travel memoir, writing about illness, and historical biography. I have broad experience in editing non-fiction books and articles for publication, and can help writers choose, edit and prepare creative writing samples for MFA applications, fellowships and grants.
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After completing an M.Phil in English Literature at Oxford, Nicole Miller worked at The New Yorker and The Oxford English Dictionary, where she is a longstanding scholarly reader in etymology. Her short stories have appeared twice in The May Anthology of Short Stories, edited by Jill Paton Walsh and Sebastian Faulks, and her nonfiction won the Dorothy Cappon prize for the essay in New Letters magazine in 2014. She held the Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing at Emerson College, Boston, gaining her MFA in 2012.  In 2012, she was also awarded a Ph.D in Victorian Literature from University College, London. She currently edits faculty manuscripts for Harvard’s English Department and teaches creative writing at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda and the British novel at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. Her interests span the novel, short story, ghost story, essay, memoir and the translation of Modern Greek poetry. 
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I love working on all poetry, with a special interest in poetry that searches for the emotional resonance under daily events and family interactions. I am happy to work with both beginning and more advanced poets, on a small group of poems or a larger collection that they are readying for publication.
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Wendy Mnookin's most recent book of poems is Dinner with Emerson (TIger Bark Press, 2016.) Her other books are The Moon Makes Its Own Plea, What He Took, To Get Here, and Guenever Speaks. Widely published in journals and anthologies, Wendy has taught poetry at Emerson College, Boston College, and at workshops around the country. She is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry. You can find out more about her work at wendymnookin.com.
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Literary fiction and personal narrative nonfiction on all topics, including but not limited to work that takes on travel, war issues, science and medicine, illness, grieving, music, and suspense. Please contact for rates.
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Jenny Moore has provided thoughtful, constructive critiques to writers for two decades. Since earning her MFA at the New School in 2000, Jenny has honed her critiquing and writing chops in master-level workshops and one-on-one work with writers at every stage of the publishing process. Currently she’s working on her second novel and is an editor for literary, cultural, and financial publications. She is a contributor to the anthologies Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping (Seal Press, 2014) and Walk With Us: How the West Wing Changed Our Lives (CH Books, 2016). Her writing also has appeared in journals and online, as well as in Boston City Hall and Grub’s own Free Press.
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Jessica Moreland is a ghostwriter, editor, and book developer. Her clients have been published by every major publishing group, including Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Hachette, and Macmillan. She has edited over five hundred books, articles, and stories for publishing houses, magazines, and individual authors across the globe. Her editorial specialties include literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, creative nonfiction, memoir, general nonfiction, health and fitness, and business.
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Alix Morris is a Boston-based science writer and the Director of Communications at Earthwatch Institute. As a freelance writer, Alix has contributed to Smithsonian Magazine, Sierra Magazine, MIT Technology Review, National Geographic Voices, WBUR’s CommonHealth, MIT News, and more, as well as a variety of technical, policy, and medical outlets. She has also authored a book on cutting-edge medical advances for young adults called "Medical Research and Technology." In her role at Earthwatch, Alix works across digital platforms to produce photo essays, videos, podcasts, and virtual reality – breaking down complex environmental research through multimedia storytelling. Before becoming a science writer, Alix worked as a global health researcher in East Africa, where she conducted field studies to improve access to malaria diagnosis and treatment. She has a Masters in Science Writing from MIT and a Masters in Health Science from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
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I'm interested in consulting on 10 Minute, One Act and Full Length plays of all genres including comedy, tragedy, historical fiction, one-person shows, musical theatre book writing and everything in between.
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Nina Louise Morrison is a Boston-based playwright, director and teacher with an MFA from Columbia University. She is a 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow, Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow, winner of the 2016 Boston Project commission at Speakeasy Stage Company, a Company One Affiliate Playwright, a core member of the devising company Project: Project, and a member of Rhombus writers. Her plays have been workshopped, read, and produced by Company One, Fresh Ink Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, 20% Theatre Company, Kitchen Theatre Company, Saltbox Theatre, Open Theatre Project, Our Voices, WOW Café, SLAM Boston, Wax Wings, Bostonia Bohemia, and the Boston One Minute Play Festival.  She was a semi-finalist for the 2014 National Playwrights Conference and she is the recipient of a Richard Rodgers Fellowship and a Shubert Foundation grant. Before moving to Boston, Nina was the Senior Program Associate at The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage's Philadelphia Theater Initiative. She also trained as an actor at the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, the New Actors Workshop, and received her BA from Oberlin College.  She currently teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Grub Street and the University of New Hampshire. www.ninalouisemorrison.com
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Nihal Mubarak is a Sudanese poet, fiction and nonfiction writer whose work centers around themes of home and the African diaspora. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Solidago, The Gordian Review, Copper Nickel, Mizna, and elsewhere. She is inspired by writers such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Yaa Gyasi, Meena Alexander, and Leslie Nneka Arimah. Nihal teaches college English and creative writing workshops and holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College.
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Literary Interests: Asian fiction and nonfiction; Poetry, especially in translation; Literary fiction written by women; Healing and Memoir; Travel Writing.
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Dipika Mukherjee is a writer and sociolinguist. Her second novel, Shambala Junction, won the UK Virginia Prize for Fiction (Aurora Metro, 2016). Her debut novel was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and republished as Ode to Broken Things (Repeater, 2016). Her short story collection is Rules of Desire (Fixi, 2015) and edited collections include Champion Fellas (Word Works, 2016), Silverfish New Writing 6 (Silverfish, 2006) and The Merlion and Hibiscus (Penguin, 2002). She has two poetry collections: The Third Glass of Wine (Writer’s Workshop, 2015), and The Palimpsest of Exile (Rubicon Press, 2009). She is a Juror on the The Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2017 and holds a doctorate in English (Sociolinguistics) from Texas A&M University.
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Consults on novel-length projects and personal essay, with a particular interest and expertise in cross-cultural and international narratives, medical narratives, and themes exploring religion, identity, trauma, and/or war, and specializes in helping writers find the best structure for their work. Also offers private Scrivener lessons, both the basics, and how to best adapt it to work best for your specific project.
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As Director of Online and Special Programs at GrubStreet, Alison Murphy works on developing new and innovative models for our online and intensive programs, as well as overseeing our consulting program. When not at Grub, Alison can usually be found at her laptop with her faithful basset hound Murray at her feet, writing about war and pop culture, or teaching creative writing to inmates in the prison system. A 2016 James Jones First Novel Fellow and graduate of the 2014-2015 Novel Incubator, Alison is hard at work revising her first novel. Her nonfiction can be found in The Wall Street Journal, Men's Journal, PsychologyToday.com, and elsewhere.
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Maria Murriel is a journalist, essayist and audio producer. She likes stories about family history and defiance, and she is all about empowering underheard people to tell their own stories. She's reported on immigration, extremist politics, culture and the arts in Miami and Boston for the better part of a decade. She was born and raised in Lima, Peru, until her family moved to Miami, "the capital of Latin America." Her writing is informed by this experience of growing up bicultural in the United States, which also colors the podcast she co-hosts, Las Cafecitas. Maria co-founded SMASH Boston, a group for women and non-binary audio producers smashing the patriarchy. SMASH hosts skillshares with the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston. Aside from teaching non-fiction, audio storytelling and narrative structures at GrubStreet, Maria teaches writing and reporting in Spanish at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and podcasting at Emerson College. She firmly rejects the fallacy that prestige equals worth or competence. She's a proud public school grad who prefers hidden gems to institutional favorites. But for context, she'll tell you her work has won Edward R. Murrow awards for broadcast journalism and Sunshine State awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. Her audio work has aired nationwide on NPR stations, internationally on the BBC World Service, and at the local level in Florida and New England. Her written work has been published on NPR.org, the Miami Herald, PRI.org and more. Maria lives in Jamaica Plain, where she marvels constantly at how three Cuban restaurants could exist within walking distance of each other, so far north of Miami. Drop her a line if you like cafecito.
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Everyone has the resources within themselves to get to a polished, dynamic manuscript that reflects their ideas, but sometimes writing can feel unwieldy, or creating a structure is daunting, or maybe help is needed to mine for material that sings and resonates for both the writer and the reader. The answer can be in asking the right question, or offering an alternative solution, or it can be in finding magic and atmosphere at the level of the sentence. This is an exciting time to be writing fiction or memoir because both genres have developed into open territories and almost anything goes—meaning the possibilities are many and the writer can learn to play at the same time as accomplish the work. I can help the writer develop their project so it’s aligned with what they really want to express. My specific interests are memoir, creative nonfiction essays, literary journalism, and fiction that ranges from short stories, including flash, to novels. Style can range from realism to fabulism, as I love the excitement of writing that pushes boundaries, as well as traditional narratives. Subjects could be personal history, special needs, the natural world, or ideas related to science, art and culture, and, whether it’s expressed through fiction or memoir, writing that reaches toward the mysteries of being human.
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Maria Mutch is the author of Know the Night, a memoir that was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards and chosen by Oprah.com as one of its "Memoirs Too Powerful to Put Down," as well as the story collection, When We Were Birds. Her debut novel, Molly Falls to Earth, will be released in April, 2020. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Poets & Writers, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Normal School and Guernica, among others. She practices Vipassana meditation and is currently in the teacher-training Mindfulness Meditation program through All That Matters Yoga Center, under Erin Sharaf. She lives with her husband and two sons, one of whom has Down Syndrome and autism, in Rhode Island.
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Heather Nelson is a poet, teacher, mother and recovering attorney based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She studied writing under the poet C.D. Wright as an undergraduate at Brown University. Most recently she studied poetry with Tom Daley and Barbara Helfgott Hyett. Heather is also a member of Poemworks, the workshop for publishing poets. Her work has been published in Main Street Rag, The Somerville Times, Constellations, Ekphrastic and The Compassion Anthology.
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I'm particularly interested in cross-cultural narratives, narratives that aim to represent marginalized communities, stories about trauma, mental illness, identity, war, and mother/daughter relationships. I have extensive experience editing and giving detailed feedback on memoir and personal essays, and have helped students apply for graduate school and write query letters to agents.
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Rani is a professor of Creative Writing Ethnic American and Postcolonial Literature at Emerson College and Curry College. She has taught at institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Johns Hopkins University. Her work has appeared in ELLE.com, Al Jazeera English, The New York Times Book Review, Refinery29, Salon, Longreads, Catapult, The Rumpus, amongst other places. Additionally, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her essay in Redivider and her essay in Longreads. She was awarded a 2017 Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship at the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown, MA. She is a 2017 Pauline Scheer Fellow and graduate of the Memoir Incubator at Grub Street working on a transnational memoir about fractured identity and her relationship with her mentally ill Bengali immigrant mother. She is represented by Erin Harris at Folio Literary Management.
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Gabe Novoa is a Latinx nonbinary trans guy author who writes speculative fiction featuring marginalized characters grappling with identity. Now leveled up with an MFA in Writing for Children, when he isn't working on his next book, completing freelance editorial work, or buried under his TBR pile, you’ll likely find him making heart-eyes at the latest snazzy outfit he wants to add to his wardrobe. He is the author of the Beyond the Red trilogy, written under his former pseudonym, Ava Jae, and runs a popular writing-focused YouTube channel, bookishpixie, which currently nearly 30,000 subscribers.
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Science, brain science, education, music, medicine, health, parenting, politics.
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Dr. Ogi Ogas is a Research Fellow at the Harvard University School of Education, where he serves as Director of the Dark Horse Project. He co-authored the books A Billion Wicked Thoughts (Penguin, 2010), Shrinks (Little Brown, 2015),  The End of Average (Harper One, 2016),  The Drug Hunters (Arcade, 2016), and Dark Horse (Harper One, 2018). Shrinks was longlisted for the PEN Literary Science Writing Award and is currently being developed as a documentary series by PBS. He is presently working on the neuroscience book The Journey of the Mind (Norton, 2021) and a book about music entitled This is What It Sounds Like (Norton, 2022) .
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Cindy Juyoung Ok comes from Los Angeles and lives in Iowa City. Recent work is published or forthcoming in journals like Conjunctions, the Bennington Review, and the Michigan Quarterly Review, and awarded the James Merrill Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, the Truman Capote Fellowship from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and scholarships from the Banff Centre, the Bread Loaf Translators' Conference, and the Richter Arts Fund. A VONA alum, she also reads for the Iowa Review, Quarterly West, One Story, and Palette.
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Theresa Okokon is a Wisconsinite living in New England. She's a nonprofit professional, storyteller, and co-host of "Stories From The Stage"  -- a national public TV show. An alum of both the Memoir and Essay Incubator programs at GrubStreet, she's writing a memoir about memory, family stories, and the death of her father. Theresa's essays (and bathroom selfies!) have appeared in midnight & indigo, ELLE, WBUR's Cognoscenti, Boston.com, and her recent essay in Hippocampus Magazine was named among the Top Essays of the Week by Longreads and The Rumpus. She Instagrams gorgeous cocktails, food porn, and pics about Blackness and fatness at @ohh.jeezzz.    
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Porsha Olayiwola is the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion. Black, poet, queer-dyke, hip-hop feminist, womanist: Porsha is a native of Chicago who now resides in Boston where she organizes, writes and teaches. Porsha co-founded The House Slam, Boston’s first poetry slam venue and coaches their award winning poetry slam team. In 2018, Porsha was named by GK100 as one of Boston’s Most Influential People of Color. She is the Artistic Director at MassLEAP, a literary non-profit organization in Massachusetts serving youth artists. A Create Well grantee, Olayiwola is releasing a choreopoem and theatrical production entitled Black & Ugly as Ever in the fall of 2018. She is an MFA Candidate at Emerson College. As an artist, Porsha writes infra-politically to tell the stories that are silenced, erased, or difficult to release from the tip of the tongue. She has a book forthcoming in 2019 with Button Poetry. Her goal is to maintain a cipher of self that is uncontrollable, undocumented and just plain ole dope.
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Lindsey O’Neill is a yoga teacher, yoga & writing workshop facilitator, and poet. She completed her 200 HR yoga teacher training through the New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics in 2012, and teaches group yoga and writing classes in the Boston area. She believes both mindfulness based yoga and creative writing are practices and indispensable art forms capable of enhancing our wellness, inspiring our passion, and creating embodied social change. Lindsey has held Embodied Writing Workshops at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston’s Grub Street, at the 2016 & 2017 Massachusetts Poetry Festivals, and teaches in Mass Poetry’s Poetry in the Schools program. In 2019, Lindsey earned her MFA in Poetry at Lesley University, and is at work on her first poetry manuscript. She writes to give voice to the sacred and the visceral.
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Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah is a Ghanaian American poet living out the diaspora in Boston (Massachusetts). He is both Black & alive. Emmanuel is the current Walltalk teaching artist at the Institute of Contemporary, Boston. He is an associate editor at Pizza Pi Press, and the reviews editor at Winter Tangerine. Emmanuel has had work published in The Hartford Courant, Narrative Northeast, and Bird's Thumb. While writing this personal biography, Emmanuel realized he was referring to himself in the third person. This upset him. He chose to write a list of some things that make him happy instead: hot carbs, brightly colored chapbooks, the long sigh at the end of a good book.
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As a literary agent, I am familiar with both the publishing industry and the craft of writing. I know what editors and other agents are looking for in a manuscript or proposal and am pleased to provide an array of editorial services to help you give your work its best shot at publication. Please send me an email description of your project and the kind of assistance you need. If the project seems like a possible fit for me, I will request an excerpt to determine whether or not I am the right editor for your work. My editorial experience is wide-ranging but some topics do fall outside my field of expertise or interest and I will not take on a project that I do not feel I can enhance or help to develop. Rates vary by service.   Thematic interests include but are not limited to: contemporary + historical fiction; family relationship + coming-of-age stories; history + current affairs; social + cultural issues; memoir; food.
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Amaryah Orenstein, founder and president of GO Literary, a Boston-based boutique agency, is thrilled to help writers bring their ideas to life. Aiming to give voice to a broad range of perspectives, she represents a wide array of literary and commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction, and is always looking for works that wed beautiful writing with a strong narrative and tackle big issues in engaging, accessible, and even surprising ways. Amaryah began her career at the Laura Gross Literary Agency in 2009 and, prior to that, she worked as an Editorial Assistant at various academic research foundations, including the Tauber Institute, where she edited books for Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Amaryah earned a BA at McGill University before coming to the United States to pursue graduate studies in American History. She completed an MA at Ohio University’s Contemporary History Institute and a PhD at Brandeis University, and currently serves as Co-President of the Boston chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.
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Jennifer Ifè Oshun Goddard is a multimedia content veteran and author with over 20 years of experience. The Rhode Island School of Design graduate also studied English and Theater Arts at Brown University before working as a content strategist at MIT and advertising agencies for clients such as Sprint, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and more. As a writer, she has worked for decades under the shortened name Ifè Oshun as a celebrity music journalist and editor/content strategist for online operations such as About.com and HiphopRnbSoul.com--two sites which went on to generate weekly and monthly traffic in the millions. She has also done television production, screenwriting and marketing for studios such as MGM, FOX, Paramount and Tyler Perry Studios, shows such as Star Trek (Voyager), and her own indie company Oshun55 Productions. She is author of the young adult series of books called the Angelica Brown Series. www.IfeOshun.com. www.PapaGrace.com. Twitter @IfeOshun
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Nico Pang is a queer and nonbinary Asian American poet, youth worker, and teaching artist based in Boston. Born in the year of the dog like their grandmother, Nico's writing explores family histories, diaspora, queerness, gender, and belonging. Nico is a Pink Door Fellow, 2017 FEM Slam finalist, and founding member of Disrupt Slam at Tufts University. Nico previously coached youth slam teams for A-WAY (Allies Working with Asian Youth) for Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts and Tufts University for CUPSI, the national college poetry slam. Nico's work is published in Winter Tangerine and Crab Fat Magazine: Best of Year Three print anthology. Nico is passionate about youth power and poetry as a tool for resistance and healing. Nico coordinates leadership development programs at BAGLY (Boston Alliance of GLBTQ+ Youth), the longest running LGBTQ+ youth organization in the country. Find Nico on Instagram @nico__pang
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Patricia Park is the author of the debut novel Re Jane (Viking), a modern-day interpretation of Jane Eyre, named Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Book Review. She graduated from Swarthmore College and received her MFA from Boston University. She has appeared on MSNBC, NPR, and WNYC, and has written for the New York Times, Guardian, Salon, Daily Beast, and others. A former Fulbright research scholar, she has taught writing at Boston University and Queens College.
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Eric Parkison received his MA in English from the University of Rochester, and his MFA in poetry from Boston University. He has taught creative writing, literature, and college composition at community colleges in Rochester, New York, Pittsburg, California and, here at Bunker Hill Community College. He is wholly interested in community education and creative writing. His work has appeared in American Chordata, The Columbia Review, Midwest Quarterly, and Zyzzyva among others. He lives in Roslindale, where he reads books, drinks coffee, and walks his dog.
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Catherine Parnell is the author of the memoir The Kingdom of His Will (Arrowsmith Press, 2007), and her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Barnhouse, Redivider, The Southampton Review, Post Road, The Baltimore Review, slush pile, roger, Dos Passos Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Stone’s Throw Magazine, and Consequence Magazine, among others. Her essays and reviews have appeared in numerous newspapers and newsletters. She’s a contrubuting editor for Salamander and the senior associate editor for Consequence Magazine. She received her BA from Boston University and her MFA from Bennington College. She recently completed a collection of short stories and is working on a novella.
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I'm interested in all forms of story, including speculative fiction (fantasy, weird fiction, horror, and other genre fiction), literary fiction, cross-genre/hybrid writing (or any writing that plays with form), fiction (long and short form) and nonfiction. I'm most excited by writing that plays with form, and that critiques and is concerned with gender, sexuality, popular culture, memory, and history.
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KL Pereira's chapbook, Impossible Wolves was published by Deathless Press is 2013. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction are forthcoming or appear in The Drum Literary Magazine, Shimmer Zine, Lightning Cake, The Golden Key, Innsmouth Free Press, Innsmouth Magazine, Mythic Delirium, Jabberwocky, The Medulla Review, Bitch Magazine and other publications. Pereira’s work on fairy tales, sexuality, Wonder Woman, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer are featured on Studio 360 and other radio programs, cited in numerous publications, and assigned in courses all over the United States and Canada. Find Pereira online on klpereira.com and @kl_pereira. 
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Heather Wells Peterson has her MFA in Fiction from the University of Florida. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Subtropics, American Short Fiction, Lit Hub, Lucky Peach, Bellevue Literary Review, and The Collagist, among others. She and her agent are currently submitting her first novel to publishers, and she has just finished writing her second. She has taught various kinds of writing--including fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting--at the college level since 2011.
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I’ve provided consultation services on everything from poetry chapbooks to book-length academic projects to historical novels published by New York Times-bestselling authors. I'm particularly interested in helping clients who wish, with their writing, to shed light in these dark times. To that end, I'm drawn to stories from and about under-represented groups. I love working with clients operating within different genres, as I believe stories can be compelling whether they take place down the street today, 50 years ago, or on another planet. Come talk to me about your literary novel, your slipstream flash fiction, your comedic memoir, or your historical novella! I also offer cultural consulting & sensitivity reading; as a queer black woman who immigrated from Jamaica when I was young, I grew up noticing certain things about American culture(s) that my education and reading have helped me to name, enabling me to guide other writers who want to respect our complex human community.
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Maria Pinto is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Frigg, Necessary Fiction, The Toast, Word Riot and elsewhere. She studied Creative Writing and Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University, where she was awarded the Dafna Gesundheit Prize for Fiction. She was an Ivan Gold Fellow at the Writers’ Room of Boston shortly after graduation, and in the summer of 2017 was selected to spend a month with four other writers in the Berkshires as a resident at The Mastheads, working in a studio on Herman Melville’s estate. When she’s not reading, writing her second novel, teaching creative writing, or freelance editing, she can be found in the woods exercising her left brain functions by studying fungi as an amateur mycologist. 
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Deborah Plummer, PhD is Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion at University of Massachusetts Medical School with primary responsibility for establishing the vision, providing leadership, strategic direction and coordination for all human resources and diversity initiatives. She has held past positions as a chief diversity officer for a large hospital system, a university professor, the founding director of a graduate degree program in diversity management, and a staff psychologist in a university counseling center. She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and is an award-winning author of Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations through Friendships (Pilgrim Press) and the Editor of Handbook of Diversity Management (Rowman & Littlefield).  After many years of writing scholarly works for professional audiences, she began writing fiction for cathartic relief.  The plots in her Sister Nun Mystery Series take their inspiration from her functioning dysfunctional family, her former life as a nun, and colorful patients she counseled in her former clinical practice.  Unlike her academic writing which includes hundreds of citations, readers of her novels have to guess what parts are based on truth and what parts are total fantasies.  As a regularly featured blogger for Huffington Post, a commentator for media outlets, and a key-note speaker, Deborah’s engaging, enthusiastic and entertaining style brings home an instructive message without sacrificing substance.
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I help people write stories that matter.
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Andrew holds an MFA in Fiction from New York University, as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees in Philosophy from the Graduate Center at CUNY and William & Mary, respectively. His writing has appeared in So It Goes (the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library's annual journal) and Oblong Magazine. An English Instructor with the Veterans Upward Bound program at Suffolk University, Andrew reads fiction and creative nonfiction for Harvard Review. Currently, he's working on his first novel, about a trauma survivor's journey to give voice to the unspeakable. After ten years abroad in Berlin and London, Andrew and his family moved to Brookline, Massachusetts, in 2018.
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Sophie Powell grew up in London and on a sheep farm in Wales. She is the author of the novel The Mushroom Man (Putnam Penguin) which received glowing reviews, including one from the New York Times Book Review, and which has been translated into several languages. She has also published short stories, including one in a collection selected by Zadie Smith. With a BA in Classics from Cambridge University and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, she is especially fond of writing that involves myth, magic and fantasy. She has taught Creative Writing at Boston College, New York University, George Washington University and on seminars abroad, as well as in prisons and libraries. For more about Sophie, visit www.meetsophiepowell.com.
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Caroline Preston Bio Caroline Preston is the author of three novels (including NYT Notable Book Jackie By Josie) and two graphic novels-- The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt and The War Bride’s Scrapbook (Ecco). Preston’s innovative “scrapbook” novels are created from her extensive collections of vintage letters, documents and images. Frankie Pratt won a 2012 Alex Award. Her book reviews have appeared in the Washington Post. She has taught fiction at the University of Virginia and workshops on the graphic novel at George Mason and other colleges. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and is a distinguished artist at the Ragdale Foundation. She lives in Charlottesville, Va. with her husband, the writer Christopher Tilghman.
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Marika Preziuso is a Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She teaches literary and cultural theory, gender studies, and literature from the Caribbean and its diasporas. She also has experience training faculty and students on issues of intercultural understanding. Topics of interest are geographical and emotional displacement, moments of intercultural tension and connection, personal narratives of embodied pain and growth, and the alchemy of the creative process itself. In her non-academic life, Marika writes poetry and journal work. She has had a few poems published, in Italian and recently in English, in the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis.
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Women's and commercial fiction, memoir, voice-driven narratives, inspirational stories, race/cultural explorations, pop culture, anything that will make me laugh...or cry.
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For the last fifteen years, I’ve had the privilege of discovering and publishing incredible books and being able to work with amazing writers to develop their craft and deliver their stories to the world.  I’ve been an in-house editor at various Big Five imprints, including Doubleday, Broadway, Hyperion, and, most recently, as a Senior Editor at Simon and Schuster.  I’ve also worked independently, contracting with publishers, agents and writers for editorial work, content development and ghostwriting.  And, I’m starting a new journey on the “other side,” having sold two novels of my own (written with my amazing friend and writing partner, Jo Piazza.) The first, We Are Not Like Them, will be published by HarperCollins/Morrow in Spring 2021.  Throughout my publishing career, I’ve worked on a diverse range of projects across many categories, including many New York Times bestsellers. The through line to all of my work is a commitment to champion accomplished story-telling, distinctive voices, and narratives that drive discussion and offer emotional resonance and inspiration.  Stories can change hearts, minds— and the world.  Hokey, but true and I’m committed to delivering (and helping others deliver) those sorts of stories to readers who are eager for them.  Perhaps I can help you?
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Virginia Pye’s collection, Shelf Life of Happiness, was awarded the 2019 IPPY Gold Medal in short fiction. Her two historical novels, Dreams of the Red Phoenix (2015) and River of Dust (2013) also received literary honors. Her essays and stories have appeared in Literary Hub, The New York Times, The Rumpus, Huffington Post, Tampa Review, North American Review, Baltimore Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence and has taught writing at conferences and universities, in high schools and at GrubStreet. Visit her at: www.virginiapye.com.
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Leidy V. Quiceno was born in Colombia and raised in Boston, MA. She is passionate about civil, racial, and educational rights. She has a BA in Criminal Justice (magna cum laude); is a member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma); and has earned a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. As a former teacher turned Student Advocate, turned community organizer. She currently strives to racially, politically and academically empower “at-promise” urban youth and communities of color. She also worked as a Research Assistant for UMass Boston’s Latino Student Success Initiative (LSSI) and the Latinx Leadership Opportunity Program (LLOP). Her 2016 LSSI research project shed light on the personal, academic, and professional experiences of Latinx transfer students from Bunker Hill Community College, whom expressed the many barriers (language, racial, cultural, and financial) they face on a day-to-day basis as non-traditional first generation students. Her presentation at the Annual Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) conference, sought to communicate how educators and higher educational institutions can listen to the voices and narratives of vulnerable and marginalized populations in order to best support such students to achieve academic success. As a graduate student, Leidy Quiceno focused on the School-to-prison pipeline and educational reform through the use of Transnational, Cultural, and Community Studies (TCCS, MS 18’). She aspires to continue working with Black and Latinx communities as an educator, leader, youth mentor, and advocate.
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Character-based, imaginative fiction; dialogue and description; visual and performing arts, pop culture, camp and kitsch; revision technique. I love stories about outsiders, weirdos and dreamers, rendered vividly through close attention to language, details and style.
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Kate Racculia is a writer who called Boston home for many years and currently resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the novels THIS MUST BE THE PLACE and BELLWEATHER RHAPSODY, winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award. Her third novel, TUESDAY MOONEY TALKS TO GHOSTS, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October 2019. You can find her online at www.kateracculia.com.
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Benjamin Rachlin studied English at Bowdoin College, where he won the Sinkinson Prize, and writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he won Schwartz and Brauer fellowships. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Virginia Quarterly Review, TIME, Orion, Pacific Standard, Lithub, and Five Dials. His first book, GHOST OF THE INNOCENT MAN, is available now from Little, Brown & Company.
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I have extensive experience as a professional reader, editor, and book reviewer, along with cultural sensitivity reading, offering a multicultural lens (including African-American, Native American, Latinx, and Asian culture). I have assisted authors through novel manuscripts and essays. My specialty genres as a published writer are Speculative, Science Fiction (dystopian, apocalyptic, futurism, Cli-Fi --climate fiction). I have also published essays with themes that address social justice, memoir, land ethics, and artist-life themes. Cultural and sensitivity reading rate is $125/hour.
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Asata Radcliffe is a writer and multimedia artist. She received her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Antioch University. She writes fiction, speculative & science fiction, and essays. She reviews for Kirkus Reviews and is the Editorial Director for the 2040 Review. She has writing that has appeared in anthologies and literary journals, including her work in The Chart Anthology, and Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler (The Collection), released by Twelfth Planet Press. She teaches Creative Writing and Literature, with a focus on diverse futurism, speculative fiction, and ecology/land ethics. Currently, she is a faculty member at Maine College of Art.
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Sara Rauch is the author of WHAT SHINES FROM IT: STORIES. Her writing has appeared in Bustle, BitchMedia, Curve Magazine, Lambda Literary, Hobart, So to Speak, Split Lip, and more. She holds an MFA from Pacific University, and currently works as a freelance editor, manuscript consultant and book coach.
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Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Allen J. Redwing is a writer, producer, and director. While in high school, Allen interned at the Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN and developed a passion for writing. Allen graduated from Endicott College with a degree in Business Administration, attended Boston University, and New York Film Academy for Filmmaking, and founded, Mtown Films, a small, boston based film production company which focuses on producing short and long form film projects.
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Justin Reed received his M.F.A. from Florida State University, and he is currently an assistant editor for Consequence Magazine and a senior reader for Harvard Review.  His work has been published in The Iowa Review, Epoch, Consequence, Post Road, Flash and elsewhere. His fiction received a special mention in the 2019 Pushcart Prize, and his stories have been runners-up for the Lex Allen Prize and the George Harmon Coxe Award. He is a recipient of a 2020 artist fellowship through Somerville Arts Council.
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Diana Renn is the author of three young adult novels published by Viking / Penguin: TOKYO HEIST, LATITUDE ZERO and BLUE VOYAGE. TOKYO HEIST was optioned for film, LATITUDE ZERO was a Junior Library Guild Selection, and BLUE VOYAGE was honored as a Massachusetts Book Awards 2016 "Must-Read." Diana's collaboratively written novel for adults, FALSE IDOLS, was published episodically in 2018 by Serial Box, and then in book form by Adaptive Books. Diana's essays have appeared in such publications as Publisher's Weekly, The Huffington Post, Brain Child, Literary Mama, The Writer, and Writer's Digest. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and son.
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Paulina Reso is a writer and educator pursuing an MFA at Columbia University. Her nonfiction has appeared in the Philadelphia City Paper, The New Yorker, the Village Voice, and "Around the World: An Anthology of Travel Writing." Currently, she is writing a short story collection, which includes a piece published in Meridian: The Semiannual from the University of Virginia.
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Hillary Rettig is a writer, teacher, and coach who helps writers, students, academics, activists, and other creative and committed people achieve joyful and effective productivity. Her latest book, Productivity is Power: Five Liberating Practices for College Students (Infinite Art, 2020), will be published in September, 2020. Her earlier works, The 7 Secrets of the Prolific (Infinite Art, 2011) and The Lifelong Activist (Lantern Books, 2006) have been translated into several languages. Hillary returns to Grub Street Writers after a hiatus to write her current book. Previously, she taught at Grub for many years; and also at The Mark Twain House & Museum, Cape Cod Writers Center, and Rally for Writers. She's also taught online at Loft.org and SavvyAuthors.com; and has presented at numerous meetings for romance, mystery, and science fiction writers. Hillary lived and taught for many years in the Boston area, and now lives in Kalamazoo, MI. For more on Hillary and her work, see www.hillaryrettig.com or email her at [email protected]
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Hillary Rettig is an author, workshop leader and coach who specializes in helping people overcome procrastination and use their time better. Her latest book is The Seven Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism and Writer's Block (Infinite Art, 2011). Of her prior book, The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way (Lantern Books, 2006), the leading liberal blog, DailyKos.com, said, "If I had but one book to spend hard-earned cash on this year, The Lifelong Activist would be it, hands down." Hillary is a Bronx native who currently enjoys living in East Boston. She has published numerous nonfiction articles, and also short fiction. Some of the acclaimed science fiction writers she has studied with are Ursula K. LeGuin, Samuel R. Delaney and the late Octavia Butler. Hillary is also a kidney donor, foster parent, lover of dogs and other animals, and vegan. Download free ebooks and other information on productivity and related fields at www.hillaryrettig.com, and Hillary welcomes your emails at [email protected]
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Interests include: Chemistry of story / Aristotle's "pity, fear, catharsis;" Upmarket novels that are literary with a commercial hook (hybrid of literary and genre) focusing on character and plot; Stories based on truth /autobiographical fiction / fictionalized memoirs; Coaching students to perform live stories on stage (including editing the story, coaching on performance, rehearsing with the student); consultancy and translations on the culture, politics, and religions in Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan / Islamic societies
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Javed Rezayee is a writer, teacher, and storyteller. He is the founder of StorySlam!, an LLC for organizational change by means of storytelling, and a storytelling club. He has coached, organized, and emceed live storytelling events in Boston, New York, Nepal, Morocco, Turkey, and Sri Lanka for workplace inclusion, community building, and promoting diversity and inclusion. He’s told stories at the Moth, Massmouth, WGBH, International Institute of New England, and Northeast Storytelling among others. Javed graduated from Tufts University in 2010, as an adult student, where he now teaches a course on the structure and performance of live storytelling, featured The Power of a Story. Javed is currently working on his debut novel. He is also a developmental editor and a translator. His nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, Tufts Magazine, and Open Society Foundations. He’s authored an introduction to The Forbidden Reel (Daylight 2014). He’s been an associate producer of One Bullet Afghanistan, an upcoming documentary out of New York University, and a consultant for PBS/FRONTLINE’s Opium Brides. Javed's last translation project Chain of Command was with the National Geographic in New York City.
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Chalene is a Young Adult author currently working on her debut novel. She's spent the last three years working on a double Masters in Children's Literature (MA) and Writing for Children (MFA) at Simmons University. She has worked as a creative writing teacher, literary agent assistant, content editor and curator, and writing tutor. When her nose isn't buried in a book, she's either walking her Goldendoodle, Maverick, playing board games with her partner, or watching Korean dramas. Chalene loves every stage of the writing process--from world building and character development, all the way to revisions. Most of all, she loves making space for individuals to raise their voices and share their stories.
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I consult on speculative fiction, poetry, and literary translation. Speculative Fiction: science-fiction, fantasy, and related subgenres that explore the possible and impossible (urban fantasy, dark fantasy, steampunk, cyberpunk, space opera, etc.). Novel-length manuscripts welcome, as well as individual short works or collections of short works. Poetry: traditional form, poetry manuscripts, chapbooks, free verse, prose poetry, experimental forms, text in public space. Translation: Spanish/English, fiction or poetry in translation, individual pieces or manuscripts in translation. I am also happy to offer coachings for works-in-progress.
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Sara Daniele Rivera is a Cuban/Peruvian writer, artist, educator, and translator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her poetry and speculative fiction have appeared in The Loft Anthology, Origins Journal, DIALOGIST, Storyscape Journal, Embark Journal, The Green Mountains Review, The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext, in Boston's City Hall as part of the 2015 and 2017 Mayor's Poetry Program, and elsewhere. She was awarded a 2017 St. Botolph's Emerging Artist Award in Literature and won the 2019 Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry from Solstice Literary Magazine. Her book of translated poems by the Peruvian poet Blanca Varela (The Blinding Star: Selected Poems of Blanca Varela) will be published in 2021 by Tolsun Books.
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Kira Rockwell (she/her) is a playwright from the heart of Texas. Her plays include THE TRAGIC ECSTASY OF GIRLHOOD (2019 Elliot Norton Nominee for Outstanding New Play); OH TO BE PURE AGAIN (MFA Playwrights’ Workshop with NNPN, 2020 O’Neill Finalist); WITH MY EYES SHUT (Hollywood Fringe Festival—Awarded Best in Physical Theatre); WICKED BITTER BEAST(S) (The Theatre School at DePaul University); and NOMAD AMERICANA (Fresh Ink Theatre). Her work has been supported by the National New Play Network, the Kennedy Center, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Third Culture Theatre in partnership with HBO and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, On the Verge Summer Repertory Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, and more. She is a recipient of the Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award, Runner-Up for the Princess Grace Award in Playwriting/ Fellowship with New Dramatists, Second Place recipient of the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, National Winner of the Bechdel Test Fest, Semi-finalist for The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Finalist for the O’Neill Center, among others. Kira received her BFA in Theatre Performance from Baylor University and holds an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. Her acclaimed neurodivergent love story WITH MY EYES SHUT is now available through Original Works Publishing. As an instructor of playwriting, she has taught at Wheaton College, Boston University, Hyde Square Task Force, the Methodist Children’s Home, and more. Before entering into grad school, Kira spent time in various nonprofits working at the intersection of social work, youth development, and arts education. She strives to incorporate those learned practices and lived experiences into her teaching by developing trauma informed spaces that make way for fertile creative soil.
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Jane Roper is the author of a memoir, Double Time: How I Survived–and Mostly Thrived–Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins (St. Martin's) and a novel, Eden Lake (Last Light Studio). She was also a contributor to the anthology Labor Day: Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers (FSG). Her essays, humor and short fiction have appeared in publications including The Millions, Salon, Cognoscenti, The Rumpus, Poets & Writers, Writer’s Digest, Post Road and Salt Hill. Jane received her MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been a proud Grubbie since 2001.  She lives outside of Boston with her husband and daughters. 
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Ashley-Rose is an award winning Haitian-American educator, organizer, actress and award-winning poet from Boston, MA. She was honored by Mayor Marty Walsh with the OneIn3 Impact Award for being one of the most influential people under age 35 in Boston and in 2016 she was awarded  Boston’s Extraordinary Woman Award for her work with within arts, education and community development in Boston. Most recently she was awarded 2017 National Poetry Award by the City Works Journal in San Diego, California. Her writing has been featured  alongside collections and anthologies including, The Anthology of Liberation Poetry with greats such as Professor Hoagland and Black Arts Movement Co-Founder Askia Toure. This led to her delivering one of the first TEDx Talks in Boston based on her poem, “The Other Side of Ruggles”. Her poem, “Dark Skin Representative” was highlighted and featured by the American Repertory Theatre for their sold out play, The Black Clown, inspired by Langston Hughes. After attending Northeastern, Ashley-Rose found success both on the page, and on the stage with acting. Her past  storytelling and acting experience has led to her being featured on PBS Stories From the Stage and in productions such as  Urban Fresh’s remake of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf, Having, where she played the lead role of Lady in Red. Wearing multiple hats, Ashley-Rose was also the lead organizer for the 2008 RoxVote Campaign when Barack Obama won his first presidency, and in 2015 she was hired as the Boston Organizer and Facilitator for the first Youth Lead the Change- Participatory Budgeting process in the United States. She currently works teaching Restorative Justice through the lens of arts and science for middle school students in BPS.
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Wesley Rothman has earned degrees from the University of San Diego and Emerson College and is now pursuing his doctorate. His poems and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Asheville Poetry Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Four Way Review, H_NGM_N, Harpur Palate, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Inter|rupture, PANK, Phantom Limb, Rattle, The Rumpus, Similar:Peaks::, Thrush, Tupelo Quarterly, Vinyl, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. He has worked with Copper Canyon Press, Ploughshares, Narrative, and Salamander, and teaches writing and cultural literatures at Emerson College, Suffolk University, and Berklee College of Music. Recent honors include a Pushcart Prize nomination and finalist standing for the Emory Poetry Fellowship, 49th Parallel Poetry Prize, and Tupelo Quarterly Contest. He is currently completing his first poetry manuscript, Ricochet, and launching into a second, Subwoofer.
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Aviv Rubinstien is a screenwriter, director, and teacher living in LA. He is writing this bio himself, in the third person, and feels very awkward about it.   With an MFA in screenwriting from Boston University, Aviv has worked as a screenwriter and/or script consulted for over a dozen feature films and TV Pilots. These works include Lift Me Up, Starring Shane Harper, Directed by Mark Cartier and Produced by North of Two Productions, Good Grief, Starring Rachel True, Erik Michael Cole and Jordan Ladd and Directed by Brandon Ford Green, and The Reason, Directed by Randall Stevens and starring Tatyana Ali and Oscar Winner, Louis Gossett Jr.   As a Director, Aviv has created narratives and documentaries including the musical road trip film The Anchorite, which calls on Aviv's own two-decade-long experience as a musician and music video director, and the extreme sports documentary Survive DC, which was recently optioned by 1620 Productions for packaging as a television series. Most recently, Aviv signed a two picture deal with AIR Media which finds him traveling to Asia to direct an original horror movie, Kingdom, and to Nevada to shoot an original western Desertion.   Aviv has been consulting and teaching screenwriting and filmmaking since 2007. He primarily teaches at Studio School in Los Angeles and Grub Street in Boston. He has guest lectured at Boston University and The University of Rhode Island.
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Hank Phillippi Ryan is the investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate. A television journalist since 1975, she has won 27 Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow awards for her work. A best-selling author of four mystery novels, Ryan has won the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards for her crime fiction. She’s on the national board of directors of Mystery Writers of America (and an instructor at MWA-U) and vice president of National Sisters in Crime. Her newest suspense thriller,The Other Woman, is the first in a new series beginning in 2012 from Forge Books.
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Flash fiction, historical fiction, realism, magical realism, fabulism, experimental writing, column writing, social commentary, personal essay, lyric essay
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Matthew Salesses is the author of a novel, I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying, a novella, The Last Repatriate, and two chapbooks. In 2014, Thought Catalog Books will release two ebooks, Different Racisms and All-American Bear Terrorizes Canada. His current project is a serialized, illustrated novel, Marked, to be published by Gazillion Voices. Matthew has written nonfiction for The New York Times, NPR, Salon, the Center for Asian American Media, The Rumpus, and most often for The Good Men Project, where he is a Contributing Writer and Fiction Editor. His stories appear in Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Witness, PEN America, West Branch, and over 50 others. He has received awards and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Glimmer Train, Mid-American Review, [PANK], HTMLGIANT, IMPAC, Inprint, Emerson College, where he did his MFA, and the University of Houston, where he is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing & Literature. He has taught writing at Grub Street, CCAE, 826 Boston, Writespace, and Inprint. More at matthewsalesses.com.
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Benjamin Samuel is the co-editor of Electric Literature, an independent digital publisher based in Brooklyn, and its weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading. Electric Literature was the recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 2011 Innovations in Reading Prize; has been recognized by Best American Short Stories, the Pen/O’Henry Prize, and Best American Non-Required Reading; and was called a "refreshingly bold act of optimism" by The Washington Post. Benjamin's writing has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Huffington Post, The New York Daily News, and Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine, a forthcoming anthology from Atticus Books, and he's been featured in The LA Times, The Rumpus, Storyboard, Poets & Writers, and Huffington. He has an MFA from Brooklyn College.
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Joseph Santaella Vidal is a Puerto Rican writer who graduated with an MFA from Emerson College in Boston, with a concentration in Fiction Writing. He is a reader for the acclaimed literary magazine Ploughshares. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol, Barely South Review, The Acentos Review, Queen Mob's Teahouse, and Flash Fiction Magazine among others. His screenwriting has been featured on National Television and in 2015, his screenplay, The Guest, was selected as the "Best Short Screenplay," in the Puerto Rico Horror Film Fest's Screenplay competition. His short story collection, Experiments With Sunflowers is forthcoming from Mariana Editores. Currently, he is working on his first novel.
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International fiction and nonfiction, travel writing, nature writing, family memoir, literary fiction, magical realism fiction, historical fiction, linked stories, novellas.
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Shuchi Saraswat is a nonfiction editor at AGNI. Her writing has appeared in Ecotone, Tin House, Quick Fiction, Women's Review of Books, and Literary Hub. She received the Gulliver Travel Research Grant from The Speculative Literature Foundation and has received fellowships and scholarships to Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Writers Omi at Ledig House, The Writers' Room of Boston, Tin House Summer Writers' Workshop and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. She founded and directs the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith, an author events series focused on themes of migration and works in translation.
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Lauren Sarat has taught fiction and nonfiction writing at Brown University, University of Connecticut, Emerson College, Rhode Island College, and Rutgers University.  She also worked in publishing as an assistant editor with Picador USA/St. Martin's Press and as a literary agent with Sobel Weber Associates and has published her own fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  To learn more about her, please visit www.laurensarat.net.  
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Whitney Scharer is a writer and book cover designer. Her short fiction has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Mare Nostrum, and elsewhere. She was awarded an Emerging Artist Award in Literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, a Somerville Arts Council Artists grant, a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a Gerberding Fellowship to study creative writing in Rome. Whitney lives in Arlington with her family, where she is a co-founder of the Arlington Author Salon reading series. She is at work on her first novel, and is represented by Julie Barer at The Book Group. More information is available atwhitneyscharer.com.
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Jenn Scheck-Kahn runs two online services for writers: Journal of the Month and Tell It Slant. Her prose has placed in contests hosted by the Atlantic Monthly and Glimmer Train, and appeared in a number of literary journals.
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Michael Schermerhorn is a young poet living in the belly of Boston, MA. Currently at work on his first full-length manuscript about material culture, memory, and the authority of voice, Michael is interested in exploring the ways in which cultural and political histories contribute to the formation of queer identity. Michael's work has most recently appeared in december Magazine, The Penn Review, and Spoke. His poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Sundress Press's Best of the Net Anthology. When he's not working, teaching, or writing, you can probably find him reading. When he's not reading, you can find him wishing he were.
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Rob Schlegel is the author of The Lesser Fields, winner of the 2009 Colorado Prize for Poetry, and January Machine, forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2014. His poems and book reviews have appeared in Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Jacket2, New American Writing, VOLT, and elsewhere. In 2011 he was awarded the National Residence Hall Honorary Teaching Award at Cornell College. With the poet Daniel Poppick, he co-edits The Catenary Press, a micropress dedicated to publishing long poems.
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Justine Schofield is the communications coordinator of Pubslush, a global, crowdsourcing publishing platform for authors to raise funds and gauge the initial audience for new book ideas. Pubslush also operates an independent imprint that acquires books from the platform, and for every book sold, donates a children’s book to a child in need. Justine is currently enrolled at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, earning her MFA in Creative Writing. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. She specializes in social media and public relations and has held various freelance editing and writing jobs, and her work has been published in many online and print publications.
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Historical and literary fiction, short stories on all topics, memoir and book-length narrative nonfiction. I'm especially intrigued by themes that explore the conflict between the individual and the environment, whether political or personal. I love working with novices helping them find their voice and story, and I do significant work with seasoned writers preparing their material for submission. I help writers find the right tone and content for their query letter; choose the right material to showcase; and/or put together a compelling and relevant nonfiction book proposal. Agents and editors often hire me to work with their writers. While most of my editing is big picture, I also line edit and ghostwrite. 
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Katrin Schumann is the author of The Forgotten Hours (Lake Union, 2019), a Washington Post bestseller; This Terrible Beauty, a novel about the collision of love, art and politics in 1950s East Germany (March, 2020); and numerous nonfiction titles. She is the program coordinator of the Key West Literary Seminar. For the past ten years she has been teaching writing, most recently at GrubStreet and in the MA prison system, through PEN New England. Before going freelance, she worked at NPR, where she won the Kogan Media Award. Katrin has been granted multiple fiction residencies. Her work has been featured on TODAY, Talk of the Nation, and in The London Times, as well as other national and international media outlets, and she has a regular column on GrubWrites. Katrin can also be found at katrinschumann.com, and on Twitter and Instagram: @katrinschumann.
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Beth Schwartzapfel is a staff writer at the Marshall Project, covering the criminal justice system. Before she joined the Marshall Project in 2014, she worked for a decade as a freelance journalist whose long-form and narrative work appeared in Mother Jones,  the American Prospect, and Boston Review.  Before becoming a journalist, she worked as an outreach worker and educator at an HIV/hepatitis C clinic. Check out the Marshall Project at www.themarshallproject.org.
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David Sciuto has worked as a professional communicator, writing, teaching writing and communication, and technology, as well as broadcasting for several decades. From writing a self-syndicated New England newspaper and blog column, to writing technical documentation and marketing collateral for major and startup companies, to hosting a weekly radio show in the Boston and Lowell markets, to designing and running online communities for major companies, David has applied his extensive knowledge and experience of all things media as a communicator. He has designed and taught communication, technical, and writing courses for the past 25 years at UMass, Boston University, Wentworth, and Emerson, where he designed and taught e-communication courses at the masters level. He is a faculty member of UMass Lowell’s Senior Adjuncts where he teaches part-time. David holds a doctorate in Education, an MFA, an MBA with a concentration in marketing communication, a post-graduate certificate in Technical Communication, and a BA in Secondary Education and English. He is currently working on a novel, "The Angel of the Mourning" and a collection of short stories, "The Parsonage and Other Tales." David’s poetry has appeared in the international ezine, The Horror Ezine, where he has been the featured poet on occasion. David’s favorite genres include Gothic fantasy, suspense, and horror. He is a true believer in contributing to Neo-Romanticism and leading the next wave of a retro-Romantic movement.
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Michelle Seaton’s short fiction has appeared in One Story, Harvard Review, Sycamore Review, The Pushcart Anthology among others. Her journalism and essays have appeared in Robb Report, Bostonia, Yankee Magazine, The Pinch  andLake Effect. Her essay, “How to Work a Locker Room” appeared in the 2009 edition of Best American Nonrequired Reading. She is the coauthor of the books The Way of Boys (William Morrow, 2009) and Living with Cancer (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), and Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life (HarperWave, 2018). She has been an instructor with Grub Street since 2000 and is the lead instructor and created the curriculum for Grub Street's Memoir Project, a program that offers free memoir classes to senior citizens in Boston neighborhoods. The project has visited fourteen Boston neighborhoods and produced five anthologies.
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I love character driven stories - short or long, but particularly love the deep dive of coaching someone while they work through their manuscript length projects. I'm attracted to bold and brave writing that confronts the human condition with honesty - sentences that don't shy away from the drama and wildness of the heart. I love a crazy sentence as much as I love an impactful, simple one. I'm particularly skilled in helping writers find systems that work for them in developing balance between deep understanding of craft as a functional, grounding force and the illusive, dreamlike nature of the intuition. It's always a deep privilege to support writers in making their stories - fiction or not - the best versions of themselves. 
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Kate is the Assistant Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, a Grub Street writing instructor, and a workshop facilitator for Writers for Recovery in Vermont. She received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and her fiction has received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train's Short Fiction contest and been published in The Laurel Review, The Foundling Review, and in Storychord.com, where she was the fiction editor for two years.
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Natalie Serber is the author of three books, Shout Her Lovely Name, a New York Times Notable Book of 2012, and a summer reading selection from O, the Oprah Magazine. Community Chest, a memoir, and her novel-in-stories, Must Be Nice, which is currently seeking representation. Her fiction has appeared in One Story Magazine, Zyzzyva Magazine, The Bellingham Review, and others. Essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Rumpus, Salon, and others. Natalie is currently working on a memoir.
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Sejal Shah is the author of the debut essay collection about race, place, and belonging: This Is One Way to Dance: Essays (University of Georgia Press, June 2020). Her essays and stories have appeared in Brevity, Conjunctions, the Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, the Rumpus, and the anthologies Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America (Seal Press, 2004) and Strange Attractors: Writers on Chance (UMass Press, 2019). Her writing has been supported by fellowships and residencies at Blue Mountain Center, the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is also the recipient of a 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Fiction. She has taught creative writing at the University of Rochester, Writers & Books (a community-based literary center) Mount Holyoke College, Marymount Manhattan College and privately. She lives in Rochester, New York.
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Samantha Shanley’s essays have been published in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other publications. She holds her MFA in Creative Writing from American University and her BA in Religion from Middlebury College. Her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother were all divorced, and as such, she was raised in a complex stepfamily. Her fascination with families and motherhood led her to work with survivors of domestic violence and families in crisis in Boston and South Central Los Angeles. She has lived in Nepal, Ecuador, Peru, and Germany, where she delivered her second child as a midwife corrected her German grammar. Now, she lives in the Boston area, where she leads her own family of three children, along with her ex-husband and co-parent. She is working on a memoir about matriarchy and identity.
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Jacqueline Sheehan, Ph.D., is a New York Times Bestselling author. She is also a psychologist. A New Englander through and through, she spent twenty years living far from home in Oregon, California, and New Mexico doing a variety of things, including house painting, photography, freelance journalism, clerking in a health food store, and directing a traveling troupe of high school puppeteers.  Her novels include, The Comet’s Tale a novel about Sojourner Truth, Lost & Found, Now & Then, and Picture This ,The Center of the Worldand The Tiger in the House. She writes NPR commentaries, travel articles, and essays including the New York Times column, Modern Love. She edited the anthology, Women Writing in Prison. Jacqueline has been awarded residencies at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, Jentel Arts Colony in Wyoming and Turkey Land Cove on Martha's Vineyard. She teaches workshops at Grub Street in Boston and leads writing workshops in Guatemala and Scotland.
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Anita Shreve is the author of over 13 novels, among them The Weight of Water, The Pilot's Wife, The Last Time They Met, A Wedding in December, and Body Surfing.In 1998, Shreve received the PEN/L. L. Winship Award and the New England Book Award for fiction. In 1999, she received a phone call from Oprah Winfrey, and The Pilot's Wife became the 25th selection of Oprah's Book Club and an international bestseller. In April 2002, CBS aired the film version of The Pilot's Wife, starring Christine Lahti, and in fall 2002, The Weight of Water, starring Elizabeth Hurley and Sean Penn, was released in movie theaters. And in 2010 she was awarded the John P. Marquand Prize in American Literature.Still in love with the novel form, Shreve writes only in that genre. "The best analogy I can give to describe writing for me is daydreaming," she says. "A certain amount of craft is brought to bear, but the experience feels very dreamlike."Shreve is married to a man she met when she was 13. She has two children and three stepchildren, and in the last eight years has made tuition payments to seven colleges and universities.
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Angela Siew is a multilingual poet and teacher who received her MFA in Poetry from Emerson College and her BA in American Studies from Brown University. Angela is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and has work published in Crab Orchard Review, Dialogist, The Merrimack Review and Art New England. A former private tutor and English language teacher, Angela has also taught overseas in Chile and Italy. She loves to learn languages and speaks Cantonese, Italian, and Spanish.
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Family history, creative research methods, interview techniques, cookbooks and food essays, writing about race.
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Clara Silverstein is the author of the memoir White Girl: A Story of School Desegregation, the historical novel Secrets in a House Divided, and three cookbooks. A former food writer at the Boston Herald, she has contributed articles to the Boston Globe, Runner's World, Health magazine, and many other periodicals. Her poems have been displayed at Boston City Hall and published in journals including Blackbird and the Paterson Literary Review. She is the former director of the Chautauqua Writers' Center and has taught workshops to adults and teens. She has an M.A. in History from University of Massachusetts Boston, gives many public lectures about history, and blogs about historic American recipes at www.heritagerecipebox.com. 
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Walter Smelt is a writer and teacher from Florida who now resides in Massachusetts. His poems and translations have been published in Colorado Review, Redivider, Subtropics, The Battersea Review, and the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, among others. He has a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Florida and a Master of Theological Studies in religion, literature, and culture from Harvard Divinity School.
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I’ve helped novice and veteran nonfiction writers improve their work and get published through careful attention to macro issues such as structure, flow, audience, voice, and purpose; as well as micro issues such as grammar, punctuation, and redundancy. I view my role as a collaborator, coach, and cheerleader. My specialties include personal essays, creative nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. As an award-winning picture-book author, I consult with prospective or active children’s-lit writers who want help with project concepts, manuscript editing, and/or industry information. I also consult on query letters. In addition, I offer personal coaching to help writers understand and work through writer’s block and other inner obstacles to creativity.
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Debbie Sosin is a writer, editor, teacher, and psychotherapist. Her picture book, Charlotte and the Quiet Place (Parallax Press, 2015), was named the Gold Winner in Foreword Reviews' 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. The book also won the 2016 Silver Medal for Children's Picture Books (7 & Under) from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and was named a 2015 Bronze Winner by the National Parenting Publications Awards. Her first nonfiction book, Breaking Free of Addiction: 42 Therapeutic Tools to Help You Recover from Problem Drug and Alcohol Use, was published by Between Sessions Resources in Fall 2017. A craft essay, "The Self as Antihero in the Essays of Nora Ephron, David Sedaris, and Steve Almond," was the cover story in the Oct/Nov 2015 issue of The Writer's Chronicle. Other essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, Globe Magazine, Zone 3, The Manifest-Station, Writer's Digest, The Review Review, Journal News, on Salon, Cognoscenti, in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and the Perspectives in Modern History series. Since 2009, Debbie has facilitated Write It Like It Is workshops and groups in the Boston area. She also offers personal coaching and manuscript consultation for writers at all levels. She earned her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and her MFA from Lesley University. Learn more at www.deborahsosin.com.
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Emily Spencer studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is an MFA candidate in poetry at Boston University. Her Master of Education and teacher licensure (7-12) was earned from Ohio State University. She has taught K-12, undergraduate, and beyond. Her work is published in The Huffington Post, Midway Journal, and Star 82 Review.
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Suzette Martinez Standring is a nationally syndicated columnist and blogger (Suzette’s Spiritual Café) with GateHouse Media. She is the award-winning author of The Art of Column Writing: Insider Secrets from Art Buchwald, Dave Barry, Arianna Huffington, Pete Hamill and Other Great Columnists, which is used in university journalism courses. She hosts It’s All Write With Suzette, a local TV show about writing, and produced Suzette Standring: A Writer’s Meditation CD, which uses guided imagery exercises to enhance writing creativity. Suzette is a past president of The National Society of Newspaper Columnists. She presents writing workshops nationally. For more, visit www.readsuzette.com.
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Jenn is a journalist, audio producer, and multimedia artist. She was formerly a senior producer at Rewire.News, where she created, hosted, and produced the narrative podcast, CHOICE/LESS. She was a facilitator at StoryCorps in Chicago, and her work has appeared in The Guardian US, Salon, NPR, Lena Dunham's Women of the Hour, and WBUR, among others. She holds an MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she received the Bernard Gordon Entrepreneurial Award for Magazine Journalism. She studied literature and acting as an undergraduate at Bennington College, during which time she spent a semester at the Moscow Art Theatre School.
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Lizzie is a freelance journalist who has written for the Daily Beast, The Washington Post, The Today Show Website, io9.com, Jezebel.com, the Philadelphia Inquirer and elsewhere. She is the author of two nonfiction books: Pandora's DNA (October 2014), which tells the story of the so-called breast cancer genes through the lens of her family tree, and was named an ALA Notable Book of 2015, and Leaving Mundania (Chicago Review Press, 2012), about larp, or live action roleplay, which is essentially make-believe for grownups. She holds an MS in journalism from Columbia University and an MFA in fiction writing from Emerson College.
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Jeff Stern is a filmmaker and professor who lives in Arlington, MA. He earned his MFA in film production from Boston University. His most recent film, The Morning of Everything, has played at numerous national film festivals including the Independent Film Festival Boston, Nantucket Film Festival, Ashland Independent Film Festival and the Monadnock International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film. Jeff works at Bentley University, where he teaches filmmaking courses in the Media and Culture Program. 
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Caroline Belle Stewart's stories can be found in Denver Quarterly, Fairy Tale Review, Black Warrior Review, Quarterly West, No Tokens, and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbook "Husbandly Things" (Factory Hollow Press) and co-creator of a cartomantic ornithology narrative called "Mast Year: A Mystical Field Guide" (Mount Analogue Press). A recipient of fellowships from Monson Arts, I-Park, and MacDowell, she lives in Northampton, MA.
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I genuinely enjoy teaching writing and working with writers. I focus on personal narrative and memoir because the personal is what I avoided when I tried writing fiction. You know Superman’s disguise as Clark Kent? That was me with fiction; my true self always came out.  So, I gave into memoir and concentrated on writing and studying it for my MFA. The more complicated the subject matter, the more I am moved to find how to explore it in writing.  Working with tough subjects is one of the areas I focus on when I teach creative nonfiction. Most of us, who struggle to write our traumatic stories,  can’t find a way that feels right to portray in our narratives and I like to help other writers find the best ways to communicate hard truths.  When I am not teaching, I coach writers on book-length projects in nonfiction, give editorial input on professional writing and storytelling,  I do some copyediting, and lead seminars on writing.  When I coach writers, I like to set meaningful and attainable goals that further a project along. If I am helping in a revision process, it is a truly collaborative approach in which the author and I continuously find ways to get deep into the narrative and the concept for the work. I’ve worked in person, and I’ve also done virtual editing work. All of these situations come with a different energy, and I look forward to each and every single one of them. I am bilingual in English and Español. 
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Daphne Santana Strassmann is Memoirist. She writes about the intangible spaces between her Latino heritage and her American life.  She’s passionate about memoir as craft and its relationship to memory, especially in the digital age.  As an academic, she teaches bright first-year college students in several Boston universities. Her work has been featured in Creative NonFiction, Grub Writes, Tex{t}Mex, and several textbooks. Daphne runs generative writing seminars every month in several locations in the Boston area, she leads a group of memoirists at MIT, and she coaches organizations with big-scale writing projects. Creating physical and metaphorical spaces where writers can engage or re-engage with their process is a big part of what inspires and motivates her teaching.  .
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The 2015 Writers' Room of Boston Nonfiction Fellow and former Essays Editor of The Rumpus, Tracy Strauss has been named by Bustle as one of eight women writers with advice to follow. She is the author of the memoir, I Just Haven't Met You Yet, and has published memoir and essays in Oprah Magazine, New York Magazine, Glamour, Ms. Magazine, Salon, Publishers Weekly, Ploughshares, xoJane, The Huffington Post, Writer's Digest Magazine, Cognoscenti, Poets & Writers Magazine, The Southampton Review, and other publications. In 2014, she appeared on The Steve Harvey Show as a relationship blogger for The Huffington Post. Tracy was the 2013-2014 Vice President of the Women's National Book Association Boston chapter, a guest writer in memoir at Harvard University, and a judge for the Annual New England Book Show. Her writing has garnered scholarships and acceptances to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Southampton Writers Conference, Norman Mailer Writers Colony, Tin House Writers Workshop, and Wesleyan Writers Conference, where she was a fellow in nonfiction. She currently teaches writing at the New England Conservatory of Music.
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Dariel Suarez was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. He immigrated to the United States with his family in 1997, during the island’s economic crisis known as The Special Period. He is the author of the novel The Playwright’s House (forthcoming, Red Hen Press) and the story collection A Kind of Solitude (Willow Springs Books), winner of the 2017 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction and the 2019 International Latino Book Award for Best Collection of Short Stories. He has also published a poetry chapbook, titled In The Land of Tropical Martyrs (Backbone Press). Dariel is an inaugural City of Boston Artist Fellow and the Education Director at GrubStreet. His prose has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including The Threepenny Review, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, Third Coast, Southern Humanities Review, North American Review, and The Caribbean Writer, where his work was awarded the First Lady Cecile de Jongh Literary Prize. Dariel earned his M.F.A. in Fiction at Boston University and now resides in the Boston area with his wife and daughter.
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Mary Sullivan's middle grade novel, Dear Blue Sky (Penguin), won the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Award.  She is also the author of the novels Stay and Ship Sooner, and she has ghostwritten for the Beacon Street Girls series. She has received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Literature, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, and a St. Botolph's Award.  She was also chosen as one of the Borders' Original New Voices.  She lives in Cambridge with her husband and their four children.
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Shubha Sunder grew up in Bangalore, India, and presently lives in Boston, MA. Her stories have been published or are forthcoming in SLICE, The Bare Life Review, Narrative Magazine, Crazyhorse, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Two of her stories were named as notable in the 2016 Best American Short Stories anthology. She is a recipient of the City of Boston Artist Fellowship Award, the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, Narrative 30 Below, and the 2015 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize. She has also received awards from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences and from The Corporation of Yaddo.
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Enzo Silon Surin is a Haitian-born poet, educator, publisher and social advocate and the author of the chapbooks, A Letter of Resignation: An American Libretto (2017) and Higher Ground (2006). His poems have appeared in Transition Magazine/Jalada, Interviewing the Caribbean, Pangyrus, jubilat, Soundings East, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, sx salon and Tidal Basin Review, among others. Surin is the recipient of a 2017 Brother Thomas Fellowship from The Boston Foundation and is a PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and is currently Associate Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College.
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As a poet, playwright, performer, and educator, my mission is to create, and help others create, work that provokes dialogue around themes such as race, gender, and the body in order to provoke dialogue and social change.  My belief is that through writing we can recover lost narratives and forge new ones drawing from a rich diversity of perspectives.  While I have training in poetry and playwriting, I am drawn towards work that experiments with and plays with form, the page, and performance.  In my poetry, I utilize archival texts to create a poly-vocality when rendering history; I like to use the page as a sort of visual map for these voices and moments in time.  While I am interested in fragmentation and visual and sonic qualities to language, I also am drawn to narrative and lyrical poetry that emulates the voice and is inspired by speech and music. As a playwright, I utilize interdisciplinary modes for storytelling. I encourage my students to take risks, do research, dig into your own histories.  In my one-on-one consulting, I am interested in how you can find your own unique voice, seeing all of the tools of writing as exciting paint colors and textures in a palette - or instruments to make just the right sounds. Since teaching writing has been my profession since 2002, I am passionate about encouraging, nurturing and supporting students in generating language, expressing yourselves, and using the editing process as one of refining and making your work shine. Writing should also be cathartic, illuminating, and fun, and I hope to support you in finding such discoveries.
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Poet, playwright, performer and college instructor Aimee Suzara has graced stages and classrooms nationally with spoken word, plays and workshops. A Mills MFA alumni (2006), her poems have been published widely and her first poetry book, SOUVENIR, was a Willa Award Finalist (2015). Her plays have been staged at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, Thick House, Bindlestiff Studios and Brava Theater; her play TINY FIRES was a finalist for the Bay Area Playwright's Festival.   She has collaborated and performed as a performing poet with Dance Theater companies such as Deep Waters Dance Theater, Ramon Alayo Dance Company and University Dance Theater, and her poetry has been adapted into an opera, a choreographed dance piece, and theatrical scripts.  Her work has earned the YBCAway Award, AROHO Spirited Woman Award and she was a 2016 Artist Investigator with CalShakes.  Committed to helping writers develop their voices, she has been teaching English, Composition, Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Studies for 13 years at the college level as well as poetry and spoken word to youth and adults; she is currently a lecturer at San Francisco State University in Asian American Studies Department and City College of San Francisco in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department and an online instructor at Grubstreet based in Boston.
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Dennis James Sweeney is the author of In the Antarctic Circle, winner of the Autumn House Press Rising Writer Prize (forthcoming in 2021), as well as four chapbooks of poetry and prose. His writing has appeared in Crazyhorse, Five Points, Ninth Letter, The New York Times, and The Southern Review, among many others. A Small Press Editor of Entropy and a former Fulbright fellow in Malta, he has an MFA from Oregon State University and a PhD from the University of Denver. Originally from Cincinnati, he lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Grace Talusan lives in Somerville and teaches writing at Tufts University. She has published essays and stories in Creative Nonfiction, The Boston Globe, Brevity, Buran, Tufts Magazine, Colorlines, and other publications. She earned an MFA from the University of California, Irvine and a Massachusetts Artist Grant in Fiction.
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Nicole Terez Dutton's work has appeared in Callaloo, Ploughshares, 32 Poems, Indiana Review and Salt Hill Journal. Nicole earned an MFA from Brown University and has received fellowships from the Frost Place, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her first collection of poems, If One Of Us Should Fall. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts and is a lecturer at Boston University.
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I'm curious about the whole spectrum of novels and short stories, both literary and genre. Through my own writing, I have a lot of experience working with historical fiction, as well as magic realism, fantasy, and other forms of speculative fiction. 
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A 2014 James Jones First Novel Fellow, Cam Terwilliger's writing has appeared in a number of magazines, including West Branch, Electric Literature, Gettysburg Review, American Short Fiction  and Narrative, where he was selected as one of the magazine's "15 Under 30." His fiction has also been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Program, Brown University, Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Elizabeth George Foundation, and the American Antiquarian Society. A graduate of Emerson College's MFA, he teaches at NYU when he isn't teaching at Grub Street .
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Shawnna Thomas was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her B.A. degree in English and African American Studies from Yale University in 2015. She is a recipient of the Elmore A. Willetts Prize for Fiction and the Second Place Wallace Prize for Fiction. She is currently working on her first collection of short stories.
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I enjoy fiction, narrative verse, poetry, and personal essays. In fiction I'm drawn to contemporary realism, cross-cultural, international, diverse, Asia-set and Asia-related, science/natural history threads, and historical. Adult: short fiction, flash fiction, novels, personal essays, narrative poetry/verse novels, fiction in translation, multimedia poetry. YA and Children's: young adult fiction, middle-grade fiction and nonfiction, verse novels, biographies, picture books of all varieties, poetry.
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Holly Thompson is the author of the young adult verse novels The Language Inside and Orchards, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (both Delacorte/Random House), and the middle grade verse novel Falling into the Dragon's Mouth (Henry Holt). She is also author of the adult novel Ash (Stone Bridge Press), the picture books The Wakame Gatherers (Shen's/Lee & Low) Twilight Chant (Clarion), and One Wave at a Time (Albert Whitman), and she compiled and edited Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction--An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories (Stone Bridge Press) to support teens in 2011 tsunami impacted areas of Tohoku. Originally from Massachusetts and a longtime resident of Japan, she holds a B.A. in biology and an M.A. from the NYU Creative Writing Program and serves as Co-Regional Advisor for SCBWI Japan. Holly visits schools and offers workshops in the U.S., Japan and internationally, and teaches creative writing at Grub Street, Yokohama City University and U.C. Berkeley Extension.
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Jackson Tobin is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His stories have appeared in Tin House and Midwestern Gothic and received recognition from Glimmer Train and the Council for Wisconsin Writers. A former elementary school teacher and college instructor, he is at work on his first novel.
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Consults on novel-length projects with a particular interest and expertise in transgender and non-binary narratives, queer narratives, and themes exploring poverty, class, mental health, and gender. Available for both cultural consulting and craft guidance, including voice, structure, and outlining. Also offers guidance on query letters, pitches, and expectations of the agent process.
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Milo Todd is a writer, editor, and educator. His fiction focuses on trans and queer history, with additional works on the trans experience and the trans body. His fiction has appeared in Foglifter, Home is Where You Queer Your Heart (Foglifter Press), and Emerge: The 2019 Lambda Fellows Anthology (Lambda Literary Press). His other works have appeared on Writer Unboxed, Dead Darlings, GrubWrites, and Everyday Feminism, among others. Milo was selected as a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction for his novel SNUFF and received a fellowship to attend the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. He is an alum of Grub Street’s Novel Incubator Program, where he received a Pechet Fellowship for his novel THE FALCON OF DOVES. Milo has presented regularly at the Boston Book Festival and The Muse & The Marketplace. He curates Writing Beyond Binaries, a panel series celebrating trans and nonbinary writers’ experiences in various stages of their careers. He consults on fiction manuscripts and transgender inclusion in the classroom.
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Michelle Toth divides her time between New York City and Boston. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Harvard Business School, Michelle works as an executive coach and leadership development director for D.E. Shaw. Her first novel, Annie Begins, was published on April 4th, 2011 by (sixoneseven) books. 
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Liz Tracy is a Miami-bred journalist, grant writer, ghostwriter, and mother. She was the music editor at New Times Broward Palm Beach for three years, weekend editor at Inverse, and is the managing editor of the quarterly magazine about female drummers, Tom Tom. She currently freelances and has written for publications such as Vice, the Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Miami New Times, Refinery29, and Huffington Post. She worked as a grant writer for Perez Art Museum, Miami City Ballet, and Miami Children's Museum. Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She taught classes on public policy at Florida International University and new media journalism at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. If you look hard enough, you can find her viral video.
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As a consultant I love working with writers at all stages of their projects in order to develop and refine their ideas. Some of my clients seek feedback for a story that feels close to publication, others need a combination of coaching and feedback in order to complete a novel draft. Whatever your needs are as a writer, I'm happy to offer consultation services that are rigorous but encouraging, empowering you to complete your best work. At Grub Street and elsewhere, I have taught novel writing, short story writing, flash fiction and nonfiction. My goal as an instructor and a consultant is to help writers strengthen their own voices and find the stories they want to tell. Many of my students and clients have gone on to receive fellowships and literary awards and to publish their work in a variety of venues. I am also the founder of The Review Review, a website dedicated to reviews of literary magazines and interviews with journal editors. For over a decade I have culled information from the vast lit mag landscape and read countless literary magazines. If you're looking for suggestions on where to submit your work, or need advice on preparing a manuscript for submission, I am happy to discuss this as well.
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I am a fiction and nonfiction writer, based in Pittsburgh, PA. My fiction has been honored with fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and the Somerville, MA Arts Council, as well as awards from Briar Cliff Review, Glimmer Train and Moment Magazine. Other fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Salon, McSweeney's, Post Road, Salt Hill, The Offing, Hobart, Barrelhouse, Literary Mama, Tahoma Literary Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Tikkun, Virginia Quarterly Review online and several anthologies including Best of the Net. I am also Founder of The Review Review, a website dedicated to reviews of lit mags and interviews with journal editors. The Review Review was listed for seven consecutive years in Writer's Digest's list of 101 Best Websites for Writers.
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If you are interested in writing a screenplay or a stage play but do not know where to start, I can offer one-on-one consultation on screenplay format, structure and help you with feedback on dialogue and character development. I also offer script coverage, script editing and even script translation from English to Spanish or Spanish to English. If you are looking for a co-writer or script doctor for your script idea, I would be happy to help with that as well! If you need help with anything related to the development of your script I would be happy to help.
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Paloma Valenzuela is a Dominican-American writer, director and actress originally from the city of Boston. She studied Writing for Film and Television at Emerson College and graduated in 2009. After graduating from Emerson she moved to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to work on developing projects in film and television including working as Second AD for the television show "Juanita's Gran Salon y Spa". In 2010 she started La Gringa Loca Productions, a multi-media production operation which has since produced three stage plays both in Boston and the Dominican Republic: "RANT!" (2008), "Show Up" (2012), and "Queseyocuanto" (2012), a 60 Min. Narrative Film "Saturday" (2010), two promotional videos for Miss Rizos "Lecciones en La Calle" (2011), a Documentary Web Series, "Onomatopeyas Dominicanas" (2013­-2014), an official commercial for Miss Rizos Salón in Santo Domingo (2015 and 2016), a comedic web series “The Pineapple Diaries” (2015-2016). In 2016 Paloma was the recipient of the New England Foundation for the Arts Creative City Grant. With this grant she produced, through La Gringa Loca Productions, season two of "The Pineapple Diaries". Episode 17 "Pero Mi Cédula No" of season one won the Special Jury Prize at the International Festival of Santo Domingo Mujeres en Cortos 2016. The Episode "Brunch" from "The Pineapple Diaries" was Official Selection at the Roxbury International Film Festival 2017. The Episode "Untitled" was Official Selection at the Latino Short Film Festival 2017, Official Selection at the Howard University Film Festival 2018, Finalist at the Rolda Webfest 2018, Official Selection at the Providence Latin American Film Festival 2018 and Official Selection at the New Orleans Film Festival 2018. Paloma continues to produce and direct for various projects through La Gringa Loca Productions including the Official Music video for Dominican artist AcentOh for his song “2020” and a promotional video for Write Boston’s Teens in Print Program. She plays the role of Lolita in the upcoming Dominican coming-of-age comedy, "Un 4to de Josue" set to premiere in October of 2018. Paloma has worked as Second AD for three Dominican feature films and is currently in Boston touring "The Pineapple Diaries" Monologue Writing Workshop. Paloma has been awarded as one of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Creative Luminaries of 2018-2019. She is very excited to be joining GrubStreet as a Teaching Artist!
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Karina van Berkum is a poet, teacher and editor. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Five Points, and Strange Horizons among others. She was a 2016 Robert Pinsky Poetry Teaching Fellow at Boston University where she was awarded the Hurley Prize in Poetry. Before her fellowship, she studied creative writing and American Sign Language at Emerson College. She has enjoyed writing and teaching internationally during her travels to Peru, South Africa, Slovakia, Austria and Greenland. But now that she is back in her beloved New England she is loving her days teaching kids and editing for Spoke, an annual poetry journal focusing on international writing and translation.
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I’m open to all styles and voices, but lean toward the literary for short fiction, novellas, and novels, with a particular affinity for complex characters, strong voices, and a vibrant sense of place. Particular thematic interests include magical realism, linked stories, foreign landscapes/travel, family and relationships, coming-of-age, feminism, scientific exploration, and the supernatural. In addition, I am experienced with consulting on professional matters, such as preparing MFA Applications and submitting to literary magazines and agents. 
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Laura van den Berg is the author of the story collections What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves (2009), a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award, and The Isle of Youth (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013). A New York Times Editors’ Choice, The Isle of Youth was named a Best Book of 2013 by NPR, Amazon, The Boston Globe, The New Republic, O, The Oprah Magazine, and The Huffington Post. A novel, Find Me, is forthcoming from FSG in 2015. Laura currently lives in the Boston area. For more about Laura, please visit: www.lauravandenberg.com
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Sean earned his BFA in Writing, Literature & Publishing from Emerson College, where he served as both the president of the long-form improvisational comedy troupe This Is Pathetic and Editor-of-Prose for the literary magazine Gangsters In Concrete. His short story collection, I Am Happy You Are Here, was published by Wilde Press in 2011. Despite having a serious aversion to his own sweat, he also managed to earn a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Sean was raised in Maryland and currently lives in Roxbury.
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Black Venus is a renaissance, drawing inspiration from artists like Josephine Baker and Audre Lorde, who allowed no limits to their creative expression. As a multidisciplinary artist, Black Venus breaks through the boundaries between art and form to center their life experience as a born and raised Bostonian who is queer, black, and gender non-conforming. Their work is deeply introspective and strives to challenge normalized language and discourse. Black is also an active community organizer, collaborating with fellow artists on programming that aims to dismantle oppression and promote healing through creative practices.
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Jodie Noel Vinson received her MFA in non-fiction creative writing from Emerson College, where she wrote a book on literary travel. Her essays and reviews have been published in Ploughshares, Creative Non-Fiction, The Gettysburg Review, The Massachusetts Review, Nowhere Magazine, The Rumpus, SAND, December, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other places. Her work has been selected as Notable Essay in The Best American Essays, and anthologized in Around the World: An Anthology of Travel Writing and in Home is Elsewhere. Jodie lives with her husband in Providence, where she is working on a book about insomnia.
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Meta Wagner is the author of What's Your Creative Type?: Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality (Seal Press/Hachette). Meta is a contributor to Boston Globe opinion pages, was a columnist for PopMatters, and has written on pop culture and creativity for Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Salon, and Wall Street Journal custom studios. She is a sought-after speaker on creative motivation and has done a TEDx talk and spoken at multiple events and conferences, including Muse & The Marketplace, U. Mass Lowell’s Women’s Leadership Conference, Stone Temple Consulting (digital marketing firm), Hill Holliday advertising agency, CRMA Annual Convention (magazine publishers), STORY, and others. Meta also molds young minds as an adjunct professor at Emerson College and Boston University, both in-classroom and online. She developed and teaches a “cult favorite” seminar called “Creativity in Context” (the springboard for her book) along with classes in creative non-fiction and communications writing. She has also taught at GrubStreet and Wheelock College. Meta was previously in executive positions in public relations and marketing and received multiple awards from professional organizations. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her MFA in creative writing from Emerson College, where she was chosen as the student commencement speaker. To connect with Meta, visit www.metawagner.com.
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Laura Warrell’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Salon.com, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Numéro Cinq Magazine, Racialicious.com and a variety of other publications. A graduate of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Laura is a writing instructor at Northeastern University and UMass Boston and an Assistant Fiction Editor at Upstreet Magazine.
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Annie Weatherwax’s stories have appeared in The Sun Magazine, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. She was the 2009 winner of the Robert Olen Butler Prize for Fiction and has written for The New York Times. Her Novel, All We Had, was published by Scribner in August and has been optioned for a film. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, for years she earned a living sculpting superheroes and cartoon characters for Nickelodeon, DC Comics, Pixar and others. She is currently a full time painter and writer.
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Before writing fiction, Jeffrey Weaver worked as a journalist, serving as managing editor of an academic journal which explored issues surrounding religion. He has also written for a variety of print and online publications, among them The American Reader and Publisher's Weekly. Weaver’s darkly comic novel-in-progress is set in the near future in an unnamed American city. The story imagines life in a world "after paper," in which physical matter and human contact are increasingly suspect. Weaver was a De Alba Fellow and a School of the Arts Fellow at Columbia University, where he has taught fiction workshops and a seminar. In recent years, he has been a fellow at the Yaddo and Catwalk artist residencies as well as the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. The writer lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts with his two daughters. When not running along the Connecticut or Hudson rivers, he is rummaging, haggling over, organizing, and otherwise fetishizing too many vinyl records.
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Tim Weed’s first novel, Will Poole’s Island (2014), was named one of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year. His short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing (2017), made the Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize short list. Tim is the winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award and his work has appeared at Literary Hub, The Millions, Colorado Review, Talking Points Memo, Writer's Chronicle, CRAFT, Fiction Writers Review, and elsewhere. He teaches in the Newport MFA, where he directs the program's annual Havana residency, and serves as a featured expert for National Geographic in Patagonia, Portugal, and Spain.
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Josh Weil is the author of the novel The Great Glass Sea (a New York Times Editor’s Choice and finalist for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize) and of the novella collection The New Valley (which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New Writers Award from the GLCA, and a “5 Under 35” Award from the National Book Foundation). Weil’s short fiction has appeared inGranta, Esquire, Tin House and One Story, among others, and he has written non-fiction for The New York Times, The Sun, and Poets & Writers.  A recipient of fellowships and awards from the Fulbright Foundation, the Dana Foundation, the Gilman School, the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, the James Merrill House, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the MacDowell Colony, he has been the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University and the Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. He lives with his family in the Sierra Nevada foothills where he is at work on a collection of stories.
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Fox Welsh grew up in Chatham, Massachusetts and fell in love with writing of all kinds from a young age. They studied music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music, as well as performance poetry. During their time at Berklee, they became a reVERB Poets Slam Team member, competing at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. After completing their degree, they worked closely with poet Caroline Harvey in creating and teaching performance poetry workshops across the country. As they discovered their love of writing long-form stories, especially for children and young adults, Fox began taking classes at Grubstreet. Recently, Fox completed an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Fox is a queer, non-binary writer with a passion for lifting up the voices of those that are often not heard. They are currently working on a YA novel about queerness, mental health, and living outside the boxes we are expected to fit into.
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Linda K. Wertheimer, a former Boston Globe education editor, is the author of the narrative nonfiction book, Faith Ed, Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance. Her book, a look at public schools' efforts to teach about the world's religions, grew out of a proposal she wrote in a Grub Street class and was named one of the top two religion books of the year by the Religion News Association in 2016. She worked full-time as a newspaper reporter for nearly 25 years before pursuing her dream to write books. She has published op-eds, personal essays, and long-form nonfiction for many publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, TIME, and The Washington Post. Other awards include a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Finalist award ; second place in the national Education Writers Association contest; third in Moment magazine’s memoir contest; and an honorable mention in Tiferet journal’s nonfiction writing contest. She is a mentor-editor with The Op-Ed Project. She has been a prose writer-in-residence in at the Chautauqua Writers' Center and will be a featured interfaith lecturer at Chautauqua in 2020. For more about Linda and her work, visit lindakwertheimer.com. Follow her on Twitter @lindakwert.
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​Derek has over ten years of experience in teaching creative writing and literature. He offers individualized manuscript consultations on a ​one-to-one basis in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and the lyric essay. Sessions can be tailored to meet your specific needs and goals as a writer. Past sessions have focused on generative writing, revising for publication and contests, strategy for applying to M.F.A. programs, and, most recently, a children's book in verse.
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Derek JG Williams puts words into rows both long and short. He's a a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he won the Brian Rattigan and Mary Doyle Curran Creative Writing Scholarships. He's a Blacksmith House Emerging Writer. His poem, "These Kingdoms of Ours" was a finalist for RHINO Magazine's Editors Prize. Brenda Shaughnessy selected his poem “Ode to the Tongue” for inclusion in the Best New Poets anthology. Derek's poems are published or forthcoming in Forklift Ohio, DIAGRAM, Salamander, Plume, Best New Poets, New Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, Storyscape Journal, and Pleiades, among others. He's currently a doctoral candidate in poetry at Ohio University, where he also teaches.
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Erotica, romance, sex scenes, and sex nonfiction (including nonfiction book proposals).
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Sue Williams is co-founder of Here Booky Booky (herebookybooky.com) where authors' works are made into beautiful books. With a background in psychology, education, and online marketing, she is an instructor and confidence coach at Grub Street and has published her short stories at a variety of magazines and journals including Narrative (where she also worked as an editor), Salamander, the Yalobusha Review, and elsewhere. Under her pen name, Sue is agented, has published a novel and several collections, writes columns on sexuality and spirituality, and also runs an indie press. As Sue, she works as a marketing assistant for branding and marketing expert Dorie Clark, and also coaches writers who are looking to build their confidence and platforms. Find out more at www.herebookybooky.com and www.suewilliams.co.uk
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Narrative and subject-focused nonfiction, spirituality, food, travel, literary fiction, poetry, memoir.
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Kathleen has been an instructor for Grub since the summer of 2008. She is the author of memoir The Blue Poppy and The Mustard Seed: A Story of Loss and Hope, published by Wisdom Publications. Her essays and articles have appeared in Hip Mama Magazine, The Shambhala Sun, the anthology The Best Spiritual Writing of 2009, and Psychology Today Online, as well as other publications. She is also the co-author of Images of America: Chicago’s Gold Coast, from Arcadia Publishing. She holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans, as well as an MDIv in theological studies and Chaplaincy. She is the Chaplain/Interfaith Care Coordinator for the Essex County She teaches Tibetan Meditation as well as creative writing. She is the founder of Dakinis Ascending Writing Adventures (www.dawatrips.com) leading international writing/meditation retreats.
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Ben H. Winters is the author, most recently, of Countdown City, which was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award. It is the sequel to the Edgar-award winning The Last Policeman, which was selected as an Amazon “Best Book” of July 2012 and for the Indy NEXT List of the American Bookseller’s Association. His other works of fiction include the New York Times bestseller Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and the middle-grade novel The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman, an Edgar Award nominee and a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of 2011. Winters’ other books include the science-fiction Tolstoy parody Android Karenina, the Finkleman sequel The Mystery of the Missing Everything, and the supernatural thriller Bedbugs, which has been optioned for the screen by Warner Brothers.
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Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop was born and raised in New York City. She earned her B.A. from Harvard University and her M.F.A. in fiction from the UC Irvine, where she was the recipient of the Schaeffer Writing Fellowship. She is the author of three novels, Fireworks, December, and most recently, The Why of Things.She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and St. Bernard.
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Ashley Wong is a poet and educator. Her poems have been published in Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, Salamander, Image, Fugue, Poetry International, and the 2011 Montreal Global Poetry Anthology. Ashley holds a BA in English from Georgetown University and a MFA in poetry from Boston University, where she was recipient of the George Starbuck Fellowship and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship to Timor-Leste. She has taught creative writing at Boston University and literature at the National University of Timor-Leste in Dili. In addition to her work at GrubStreet, Ashley teaches English at the Meadowbrook School of Weston. She loves listening to others' stories and discovering the power of words on the page with her students. When she's not teaching or writing, she loves getting outdoors and trying new recipes from her favorite food blogs (not at the same time).
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Jennie Wood is the creator and writer of Flutter, a comic series. Flutter, Volume One: Hell Can Wait, the first graphic novel in the series, is available on 215 Ink. The Advocate calls Flutter one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013. She is a contributor to the award-winning, New York Times best-selling comic anthology, FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead as well as the FUBAR: American History Z and Vic Boone: Bourbon and Buckshot anthologies. She also writes non-fiction features for infoplease.com. Jennie is one of Go Magazine’s Women We Love for 2013. For more, go to www.jenniewood.com.
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Caroline Woods is the author of Fräulein M. (Gallery Books 2017), a debut novel about the end of the Weimar Republic as seen through the eyes of women. Fräulein M. has been released in the UK as The Cigarette Girl (HQ/HarperCollins UK) and in the Czech Republic as Slečna M. (Fragment/Albatros Media). She currently teaches creative writing at Loyola University Chicago, and she has previously taught at Boston University and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. In 2008 she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at BU. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar. Her short fiction has been published in Slice Magazine (which nominated her for a Pushcart Prize), LEMON, and 236, BU Creative Writing’s Literary Journal. She has also written for Literary Hub, The Scene, and other publications. As a teenager Caroline published a book of ghost stories, Haunted Delaware (Infinity 2000), which received praise as a self-publishing success story in The Village Voice, Writer’s Digest, and other publications. She has also worked as a literary agent and high school English teacher. Caroline lives outside Chicago, Illinois with her husband and two daughters.
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Victor is a 2020 Boston Artist-in-Residence. His work has been published or is forthcoming in The Boston Globe, Longreads, The Southern Review, The Rumpus, Fourth Genre, and Gulf Coast, among others. He is finishing his MFA in fiction at Boston University. For the past ten years, he has worked in movements for racial and immigrant justice. He was the 2018 Chertkov Fellow for Labor and Justice at the Blue Mountain Center. He used to serve as the lead educator for a union of 18,000 immigrant workers, and has taught at Harvard, Oxford, and BU. Teaching is one of the greatest joys of his life. To borrow the words of bell hooks, he believes in “education as the practice of freedom.” He speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and English.
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Julian Zabalbeascoa’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train (1st Place Winner in the April 2014 Very Short Fiction contest), Ploughshares, Post Road, Shenandoah, Sonora Review, and other publications, and will be translated into Basque by Asun Garikano for the magazine Erlea. He received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and teaches in the Honors College at UMass Lowell. He is currently working on a collection of linked stories centering around the Spanish Civil War and the Basque Country, where he has lived and traveled extensively.
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​Carolyn Zaikowski is the author of the hybrid novels In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) and A Child Is Being Killed (Aqueous Books, 2013.) Her fiction, poetry, hybrid work, and nonfiction have appeared widely, in such publications as Washington Post, Denver Quarterly, The Rumpus, PANK, West Branch, DIAGRAM, Huffington Post, and Everyday Feminism. She holds an MFA from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and is currently an English professor and volunteer death doula.
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