The October 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, slaying zombies. That matters too.
We're honoring our beloved GrubStreet instructors at this year's Lit Up gala. Read on as GrubStreet's Founder and Executive Director, Eve Bridburg, shares why we're giving our annual Grubby Award to the talented and generous writers closest to us.
Traditionally, at our annual Lit Up gala, we present our “Grubby” Award to a writer who exemplifies the literary excellence and generosity of spirit to fellow writers, readers and one’s community that is at the core of our mission. We’ve had the honor of recognizing Clint Smith, Alice Hoffman, Wally Lamb, and Lisa Genova among other brilliant ...
With the arrival of October, we're looking forward to jacket season, caramel apples, and all the discounted candy after Halloween. Don't miss out on these November 3-hour seminars and 6-hour weekend workshops:
- The Hook & the Book: An Intensive Two-Day Workshop On The Query and The First Five Pages (11/1 & 11/2)
- Novel Essentials: Arcs and Endings (11/1)
- The Joke’s on You: The Serious Work Of Using Humor in Your Writing (11/1)
- Love Letters and Recipes: Sources for Setting Your Scene (11/1)
- Creating Community Projects ...
Join us for another Happy Hour Writing Session at Grub HQ on Friday, October 18th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm! Meet writers and get your creative juices flowing. Free drinks (beer, coffee, water) and snacks will be provided. No RSVP required.