The July 2022 edition of "Writing Life Essentials" is a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards. We try to prioritize 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. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, fanning yourself on your fainting couch. That’s important, too.
- TV Pilots & Bibles with Shari D. Frost
- Chapbook Intensive: Conceiving, Writing, and Developing Your Manuscript with Rolando-André López
This June, we're celebrating Pride with a list of our community's favorite LGBTQ+ books! Who better to recommend books to Grubbies than Grubbies? This month, and every month, we lift up LGBTQ+ authors and representation in literature; and we're celebrating with some great reads. These selections have been recommended from Grubbies of all stripes—students, staff, fellows, and more—some of whom provided a brief blurb with insight on what makes their choice special.
YAWP Summer starts on June 27th! In celebration of summer vacation, our teen writers share the books that are lighting up their minds.
Whether you're in the mood for an epistolary novel taking place during a time war, a memoir exploring grief and heritage, or green toilet plunger-shaped aliens and WWII, there's a read for you! And if you're itching to read one of these teen picks, you can always grab a copy from our partners at Porter Square Books: Boston Edition.
Juneteenth is Sunday, June 19th. There are many ways to observe Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, so we’ve compiled a list of Juneteenth events happening virtually and in-person here in the Greater Boston area. As the fight for equity and justice continues, we hope this list provides some resources to commemorate this vital day in history and celebrate the contributions, writing, art, and experiences of Black Americans.