Lit Boston: What’s Happening in December?

In the December 2017 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top five Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary goodness.

December 4, 2017 | GrubWrites

Events News

Gifts for the Socially Savvy Author (or Those Who Want to Be)

It's that time of the year when we're all decking the halls, turning up the holiday music and biting our nails about the perfect gifts to give. 

If you know an author with a book out or a book in the works, then chances are they are also trying to figure out how to boost their social media presence to reach more readers. Forget the coffee mugs and sharpened pencils...this year give them the gift of bettering their digital platform.

December 1, 2017 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

Texts From Your Unfinished Novel


Here we are again, hanging in the ol’ Starbux. Just you, me, that venti chai latte, and eight million New Yorkers. Look—I get it. The apartment’s too quiet. You like the hubbub. It helps you think. But what am I, rewrite number six? Seven? I do not see the light at the end of the tunnel, here.


November 29, 2017 | Erica Ferencik

The Writing Life

Best of the Web 11/27/17

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 Guardian, "The Best Books of 2017 Part One" and "Part Two," in which contemporary authors enthuse about the year's literary highlights, especially Sebastian Barry's Days Without End. Grubbie Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body is SJ Watson's favorite of the year, and Girl On a Train bestselling author Paula Hawkins is crushing on both The Fact of a Body and grubbie Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere.


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November 27, 2017 | GrubWrites


November Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

Welcome to the November 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

November 21, 2017 | Sarah Colwill-Brown

The Writing Life