April 2022 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers
The April 2022 edition of "Writing Life Essentials" is a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards. We try to prioritize 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, adding to your TBR pile. That’s important, too.
Lit Boston: What's Happening in April?
In the April 2022 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, most taking place virtually. See below for our list of local literary happenings.
New Moon Journaling Circle: Aries 2022
Friday, April 1st at 6:00pm (EST) | Event Fee: $35
Porter Square Books is hiring booksellers!
Our friends at Porter Square Books are hiring! Being surrounded by books all day? A staff discount? Recommending all your favs? Yes please. Learn more below.
What does being a bookseller involve?
- Providing great customer service—online, by phone, and in person.
Upcoming On the Writers' Stage
Visit GrubStreet's Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport and watch writers take the stage! We're located on the southeast side of 50 Liberty, facing the Marina and the ICA. Learn more.
Matt Bell, Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts
Dept. of Congrats: February 2022 Community Successes
Every month, we celebrate successes of all stripes! This month, Grubbies were published in literary journals across the country, won awards and prizes, secured book deals, and so much more. Our community closed February 2022 out with 37 publications, three awards and prizes, one fellowship, and one book deal! Let us celebrate you: submit your good news to GrubStreet’s Department of Congratulations.
Anne Leiby's micro essay "Flower Salute" was published in a recent edition of River Teeth’s "Beautiful Things" blog. This is a first for Anne, and she thanks her Grub instructors, …