November 2019 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

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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.

Maura Intemann

Grub News

Transnational Series: John Freeman in Conversation with Krysten Hill 11/13

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Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

This event is presented in partnership with GrubStreet and is part of Brookline Booksmith's Transnational Series focusing on stories of migration, the intersection of politics & literature, and works in translation.


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 ...

Maura Intemann

Grub News

Join Us for Our Next Happy Hour Writing Session on 11/15

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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

Maura Intemann

Grub News

Tonight: Craft on Draft

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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.

Maura Intemann

Grub News

FREE Editor Hours with Deborah Norkin

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A pair of fresh, objective eyes can make the difference between stagnation and inspiration!

Deborah Norkin, writer and Food Writing Editor at Pangyrus Literary Magazine, will be holding free, 20-minute Editor Hours before and after Grubstreet's Brown Bag Writing Sessions.

Maura Intemann

Grub News