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


News from Dead Darlings

Here at the Dead Darlings office we've been asking others for their advice. Last month we spoke to several novelists about craft and looked closer at the stressful process of finding an agent.

From the writers' room

Lauren Grodstein, author of Our Short History, shares how writing for an audience of one helped her find her narrator's voice. 

June 16, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice Read