Meet a Grubbie: Joseph Santaella

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 new Grub instructor Joseph Santaella. Joseph is a reader for the acclaimed literary magazine Ploughshares. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol, Queen Mob's Teahouse, and Flash Fiction Magazine, among others

March 21, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Best of the Web 03/20/17

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.


In an interview with Lit Hub, author Mohsin Hamid shares his thoughts on progressive politics and transcendent love. 

"Mohsin Hamid: "Migration is the Starting Point for Everybody""

March 20, 2017 | GrubWrites


News from DeadDarlings

“Where’s your novel?” Yes, we at the DeadDarlings Office are checking in on the status of your latest draft. How’s it going? We did an inventory of our own works in progress as well. Here are the some of the places and phases we found our novels stuck in this month.

In front of the screen

In “My Secret Writing Habit,” Anna Williams confesses to the guilty pleasure of writing while watching. 

March 17, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice

Vol. 2: David Mura Writes to Empower His Students

In the lead up to last year's Muse and the Marketplace conference, we produced a series that explored the experience of working in a dominantly white industry as a person of color

March 16, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

Julio the Pool Boy and 12 Other Lessons from the Field: How We're Building a More Inclusive Writing Center


About a year ago, GrubStreet staffers Jonathan Escoffery and Sarah Colwill-Brown held a focus group with six students of color to find out more about their experiences in Grub classrooms and within our community at large. The group met in the evening in our small conference room overlooking the Boston Common. A large poster created by a locally famous ad man hung above the table

March 15, 2017 | Eve Bridburg

The Workshop