July 2019 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

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The July 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, watching the fireworks. That matters too. 

Hannah Levinson

Lit Boston: What's Happening in July?

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In the July 2019 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings.



Rory Powers Wilder Girls Book Launch

Hannah Levinson

How to Know When to Quit Your Novel

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By Katrin Schumann

Last year, I was thinking a lot about this question as it relates to writing: When is it okay to give in and give up?

Why? Because in the months before publishers began showing interest in my novel, The Forgotten Hours, I had seriously been considering changing careers and giving up writing altogether. This was a huge deal for me since I basically can’t do anything else (at least not well, and with enthusiasm).

Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading Craft Advice The Writing Life

June 2019 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

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The June 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, the summer solstice festivities. That matters too.

Hannah Levinson

Grub News The Writing Life

Lit Boston: What's Happening in June?

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In the June 2019 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings.



Transnational Series Presents: Abbigail N. Rosewood in conversation with Mira T. Lee

Hannah Levinson

Grub News The Writing Life