The Month After the Book Launch

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about the month after the launch of her debut novel, FEAST OF SORROW.

May 26, 2017 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

Writing Prompt: Start With Sincerity and Move Into Power

Summer is around the corner, which means college students setting up hammocks everywhere, painful sunburns, and family barbecues. Embrace the sunlight, grab a pint of ice cream, and get writing with this prompt brought to you by Grub Instructor Vanessa Garcia, who will be teaching a 6 Weeks, 6 Op-Eds online class in June

May 25, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

Meet a Grubbie: Karina Van Berkum

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet Grub instructor Karina Van Berkum. Karina is a poet, teacher and editor. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Curio Poetry, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Penny Engine, and many others. She teaches preschool and edits for spoKe, an annual poetry magazine focusing on international writing and translation. Catch Karina in action during her Writing Fiction from Real Life class, starting June 2nd, or during the July Week of Creative Writing for Teens: Section C from July 17th ...

May 23, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in May

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.



Lauren, Grub's Office Manager, recently finished The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, which she can appreciate for its structure, but which she found depressing and lackluster in terms of character development

May 22, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

News from DeadDarlings

This month at the Dead Darlings office we spent time preparing for some of the most challenging parts of a writer's life – querying and pitching our work. Tracey Palmer interviewed Cambridge native and debut novelist Louie Cronin about persistence and craft.


May 19, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice The Writing Life