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August Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

The August 2018 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

Colwill Brown

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What if Facebook were a Writing Workshop?

GrubStreet Founder and Executive Director Eve Bridburg's recent TEDx Talk urges us all to take our words seriously, especially when communicating with one another online. Here, she shares why she believes writing workshops serve as a model for political and cultural conversation, and what's at stake in our social media discourse.

Eve Bridburg

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First Time Authors Share Seven Things that Surprised Them After Selling Their Books

The traditional publishing process can be full of surprises for a first-time author. Here's what a few writers publishing in 2019 have learned since signing on the dotted line.

 

We make all sorts of assumptions about what it will be like to actually become published authors for the first time

Katrin Schumann

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Lit Boston: What’s Happening in August?

In the August 2018 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings.

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The Northeasterners Presents GrubStreet with $5,000 Donation at National Convention

BOSTON, MA - On Saturday, June 2 at its 2018 National Convention, the Northeasterners, a social organization for African-American women, awarded GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) with a $5,000 donation. The gift was a part of the Northeasterners' annual charitable donation, which is presented to a local organization in the event host’s city.

The Northeasterners selected YAWP after attending a special reading by GrubStreet’s Teen Summer Fellows last July

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