Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Dana Spiotta

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

March 22, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis

Craft Advice

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 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