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Submit to the Writing Black Joy Contest Before 12/6

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There's still time to submit to our Writing Black Joy contest! We have extended the deadline to 11:59pm on Sunday, December 6th, 2020. We're also excited to announce that the final judge for this year's contest is best-selling novelist Lauren Wilkinson, author of American Spy. 

This year, the City of Boston declared September 12, 2020 Black Joy Day. Created with the help of City Councilor Julia Mejia and non-profit leader, photographer, and community activist Thaddius Miles, Black Joy Day is a day to appreciate and celebrate our power to uplift ourselves and others despite the ...

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Join our Free Happy Hour Writing Session Tomorrow, 12/4

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What's more satisfying than leaving work behind on a Friday afternoon? Rounding out the week with a free writing session, of course! Maximize that Friday feeling and kick off your writing weekend. Leave work behind on Friday, December 4th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm, grab a snack and/or your favorite after-work beverage, and log into GrubStreet Remote for some writing! In 60 jam-packed minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some great writing exercises. 

 

Best of all, you’ll sign off with some new ideas to ponder for the rest ...

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TONIGHT: Join Us for Our Spring Remote Open House

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Love to write but don't have anywhere to get feedback on your work? Want to meet fellow writers and work under the guidance of published authors? GrubStreet is here to help! On Wednesday, December 2nd, we will be hosting a Remote Open House to talk about upcoming Spring 2021 classes!

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Can an Editor "Fix" Really Bad Writing?

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By Katrin Schumann

Editors often see projects at radially different stages of development. Truthfully, we sometimes see writing that is really, well, bad.

But does this mean it’s hopeless? When do you know if something is too "bad" to be worth fixing?

Of course, "bad" is a highly subjective term. Writing might seem "bad" to one reader, while another reader loves it

December 2, 2020 | Katrin Schumann

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Donate to GrubStreet this #GivingTuesday

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Today is #GivingTuesday! On this global day of giving, we hope you’ll consider making a donation to GrubStreet

With your #GivingTuesday gift, you’ll help people write and share stories that will change the world. Any contribution helps GrubStreet remove barriers so that writers ages 13 to 103 can develop their artistry in an atmosphere of kindness, friendship, and creativity.
  
Thank you for your generosity and for being a vital part of this community.

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