The Importance of Being Kind and Creative

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 what's next after launch of her debut novel, FEAST OF SORROW.

June 23, 2017 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

The Forty-Nine-Year-Old Virgin: A First-Timer at #Muse17

Already getting excited about next year's The Muse & the Marketplace conference? So are we! Sadly, we still have a ways to go until #Muse18, but in the meantime, we're reliving the highlights from this year's #Muse17. Today, Kristen Paulson-Nguyen reflects on her first literary conference

June 22, 2017 | Kristen Paulson-Nguyen

The Writing Life

Strangers Connect Over Powerful Stories at Boston's First Write-In

June 21, 2017 | Eve Bridburg

Meet a Grubbie: Kelly Dalke

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 Kelly Dalke. Kelly is a fiction writer and documentary photographer. She has worked with Dawnland Voices 2.0, an online literary magazine for indigenous writers of New England, and as the Arts Editor for Barnstorm Literary Journal. Kelly's work can be found in Flash Fiction Magazine, Bloodstone Review, and she was a finalist for the Charles Johnson Fiction Award with Crab Orchard ReviewCatch Kelly in action during her Week of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and ...

June 20, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Best of the Web 06/19/17

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.


Greenpeace has been battling with Resolute Forest Products for years over the company’s logging practices. In an unexpected twist, America’s Big Five trade publishers have found themselves in the middle of Greenpeace’s long-running battle to get Resolute to change its polices in Canada’s northern forests.

June 19, 2017 | GrubWrites