The November 2019 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. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, stuffing tofurkies. That matters too.
For John Freeman—literary critic, essayist, editor, poet, “one of the preeminent book people of our time” (Dave Eggers)—it is the rare moment when words are not enough. But in the wake of the election of 2016, words felt useless, even indulgent. Action was the only reasonable response. He took to the streets in protest ...
What's more satisfying than leaving work behind on a Friday afternoon? Rounding out the week with a free writing session, of course!
Maximize that Friday feeling and kick off your writing weekend. Leave work behind on Friday, November 15th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm and come on over to Grub HQ for a Happy Hour Writing Session
Teen writers! Check out our upcoming free YAWP Saturday sessions happening in November. We have workshops in cover a variety of topics such as fiction, personal essay, poetry, and more. Let's get writing!
Join us TONIGHT for the next Craft on Draft, a reading series created and managed by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program and devoted to great fiction—and the mechanics behind it. Three authors read and discuss their work, plus that of one lucky audience member. So grab a drink, a page of your own writing, and come craft your own draft.