Best of the Web 10/23/17

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 Poets&Writers, "Now Open," a special feature on magazines and small presses offering free submissions.

October 23, 2017 | GrubWrites


Lit Hits: What We're Reading in October

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the novels keeping us up at night, the poems that call to us over our morning coffees, and those un-put-down-able memoirs you'll find us reading while walking through four lanes of traffic [Ed.'s note: all walk-reading is performed by Grub's trained extreme readers; do not try this at home]. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

October 20, 2017 | GrubWrites

Read The Writing Life

What It Means

An organization staffed almost entirely by immigrants and first-generation Americans, we at GrubStreet are as keenly aware of the sheer breadth of "the immigrant experience" as we are the crucial contribution immigrants make to American arts, culture, and society. In defiance of an ethics of exclusion, we’re curating a series of immigrant stories that celebrate and illuminate the plurality of immigrant life. This installment comes from writer Christopher Louis Romaguera.



My father is an immigrant. He left Cuba at the age of eleven. Being in Miami meant he could see his island from the Keys ...

October 19, 2017 | GrubWrites

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

The Writing Life