Ready to take your short stories to the next level? If so, apply today for the Short Story Incubator with instructor Ron MacLean.
A competitive, accessible – and repeatable – MFA-level course, spanning 8 months, the Short Story Incubator Program is for ten short story writers from all backgrounds who want to move their stories from “workshop good” to publishable quality.
We are now accepting applications for the next phase of the Short Story Incubator, September 2020 - April 2021. The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, August 10th, at 11:59PM EST. Click here to apply.
Looking for some virtual mid-week writing community? Or do you have a schedule that gives you free afternoons instead of evenings? Join our FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series live via easy to use video conferencing. Join us on Wednesday, August 12th from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some cool writing exercises
I'm amazed by writers who stop reading in their genre while writing their own books. The majority of them seem to be worried about becoming overly influenced by the voice, themes and even plot of the book they're reading.
Personally, I can't imagine not reading fiction for the many years it takes me to complete a novel. And in terms of being influenced: I'm actively looking for inspiration and ideas. I want to be influenced.
August 5, 2020 | Katrin Schumann
In our race-conscious society, white people are asked, often reluctantly, to define themselves as racial beings, a process to which people of color have been socialized since birth. Racial identity is the psychological connection we have with our race; its resolution process occurs for everyone, regardless of one’s identified race.
As writers, how might our characters, arguments, and storylines reflect any conscious and unconscious racial bias that we hold
Dear GrubStreet Community,
We hope you’re safe and well during these uncertain times. We’re writing with a special announcement about Muse 2021.
After reviewing many options, we’ve decided that we simply cannot host our April 2021 conference in-person without compromising two of our highest values: safety and equity. Even if we could ensure in-person social distancing for our 1,000+ attendees, we know that Grubbies who are age 60+, immunocompromised, and/or in communities of color would shoulder a greater risk in coming — with many simply unable to come altogether.
We want to host a Muse that *every* Grubbie ...