October Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

Welcome to the October 2017 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities

October 18, 2017 | Sarah Colwill-Brown

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Best of the Web 10/16/17

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

From The Sewanee Review, Danielle Evans' short story, "Boys Go To Jupiter."

October 16, 2017 | GrubWrites


News from the DeadDarlings

This month at The Dead Darlings office, we looked up, down and around for fresh ideas and inspiration.


In Writing Awe, Julie Carrick Dalton explores the elements of evoking utter amazement in your reader. 

October 13, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice Interviews The Writing Life

Prague-Berlin Train

October 12, 2017 | Stacy Mattingly

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