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Consequence Forum

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Thank you to our Muse 2022 sponsor, Consequence Forum!

Consequence Forum addresses the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence through literature, art, and community events offering intellectual and emotional access to the experiences of combatants, victims, and witnesses. They provide the public with works and voices from around the world to promote a clearer and more nuanced understanding of what’s at stake in choosing to wage war or engage in conflict. They present readings, panels, and talks, and publish visual art, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translations online and in print. Learn more.

May 3, 2022 | Info

Nominate Your Favorite First Lines for GrubStreet's Cafe Mural

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From "Call me Ishmael" to "I am an invisible man," it is a truth universally acknowledged that we all have our favorite first lines from literature. 

That's why we're asking the GrubStreet community to nominate your favorite first lines from published books, essays, poems, plays, short stories, and more for the chance that your pick will be included in a new mural of first lines inside our future café at the Center for Creative Writing

If you have a first sentence that sings, share it with us by Monday, May 9th, and you just might see it included …

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Author Accelerator

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Thank you to our Muse 2022 sponsor, the Author Accelerator!

One of the hardest parts of writing is getting out of your own head and adopting the perspective of your characters and your readers. Becoming a book coach helps you build this skill. 

In addition to learning about craft issues like Show Don’t Tell and How to Write a Query Letter, book coaches learn how to think big about the marketplace, how to consider the benefits of various narrative structures, and how to identify the mistakes writers often get wrong. 

“I have an MA in English… as well as an …

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Editorial Freelancers Association

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Thank you to our Muse 2022 sponsor, the Editorial Freelancers Association!

Are you an independent author or publisher? An editorial agency looking to hire more talent? A business or nonprofit that uses written words to communicate? The Editorial Freelancers Association is the nation’s largest and oldest professional association with approximately 3,000 freelance editorial specialists, including copyeditors, developmental editors, formatters and designers, indexers, project managers, proofreaders, researchers, translators, writers, and other publishing and communications professionals.

The EFA offers free resources to help writers understand the editorial process, including an Editorial Rates Chart and a Guide for New Authors, available on the-efa.org. …

April 29, 2022 | Info

Join Us for an Upcoming In-Person FREE Writing Session

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Our free writing sessions are the perfect taste of Grub! Join us virtually, in-person, in the afternoon, or in the evening—there's a session for everyone!

Online: Zoom 

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