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February 2020 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

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The February 2020 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, buying the candy that goes on sale after Valentine’s day. That matters too.

Mia Narciso

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The Business of Books: Long Live the Book!

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For the inaugural Business of Books blog post, GrubStreet’s Founder and Executive Director Eve Bridburg talks to publishing expert Kristen McLean about the fate of physical books, the future of audiobooks and podcasts, and most importantly what this all means for writers like you.   

Eve Bridburg

Books & Reading Grub News The Writing Life

Is Productivity Always Good for Writers?

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By Katrin Schumann

How long does it really take to write a book? From beginning the first draft to seeing it on bookshelves? It's generally accepted that more books = more success/ happiness. But what does being "productive" really mean, and does it make you happy as a writer? 

I used to think the solution to almost all writerly problems lay in having more timea comforting thought since I had so very little of that particular commodity. Simple, I thought: when I have more time, I'll do more writing, and I'll be happy and productive.

On some level this is obviously true, but time …

Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading Craft Advice The Writing Life

Lit Boston: What's Happening in November?

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In the November 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.


Tell-All Boston: Fall Kick-Off

Maura Intemann

Grub News

Lit Boston: What's Happening in October?

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In the October 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.


Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Writing Night

Maura Intemann

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