GrubStreet Community Resources for Covid-19 

Last updated: 3/27/20

So many of us need help and support during this uncertain time. And we’re hearing from others who want to know how to help. The spirit of togetherness we’re seeing from our community is inspiring. We’re sharing a few resources for writers and artists here. And we’re also sharing opportunities (for those who can) to support writers, the writing ecosystem, and the arts in Boston. We’ll be updating this list as we learn of new resources and opportunities.   



Writer Resources



Ways to Support 

  • Support Muse 2020 presenting authors — You can purchase books by Muse 2020 presenting authors via the Muse Online Book Store. The sales go entirely to Porter Square Books and they're offering 10% off to all Muse-goers through the end of April. Just use the code MUSE2020 at checkout. 
  • Support Authors Launching Books During Covid-19A MIGHTY BLAZE is a way to bring book launches during this period to readers. Every Tuesday, authors publishing on that date can introduce their books and readers can come see new releases. 
  • Support GrubStreet’s Literary Partners — Learn more about supporting our partners MassPoetry and Porter Square Books
  • Support Arts Administrators of Color Network — Support a relief fund for (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists and administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) 
  • Support GrubStreet Click here to read about our special $200,000 community access fund to help GrubStreet weather this period of uncertainty and meet the needs of our community. 



Stigma & Discrimination Prevention 

There has been an uptick in xenophobia, especially around Asian Americans, as a result of the fears of the coronavirus. Here are a few resources to help reduce fear-based communication disparaging any groups of people. 


For more general info and updates about Covid-19, you can also sign up for the CDC’s email updates here and for the WHO's email updates here. For more general info for residents of Boston and greater Boston, click here.   

About the Author

GrubWrites is a space for the writing and reading community to share ideas and seek advice, a place where writers at the very beginning of their careers publish alongside established authors. Book lovers, we bring you reviews, recommendations, and conversations with exciting new authors to keep you up to speed on all things lit. Writers, this is your one stop shop for expert craft talk, opinions on how we learn and teach writing, and essential advice about the publishing industry.

Plus, we want to hear from you! Our ongoing call for submissions is open to literary community members of all types and persuasions. We want to hear from students, teachers, authors, readers, editors, agents, publicists, and any devotee of the written word. If you have something to say about writing, reading, the publishing industry, or anything related to the literary world, this is the place to voice it. We’re particularly committed to advocating for a diverse range of voices in the literary marketplace and raising the visibility of writers from under-represented communities.

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