Porter Square Books Staff Picks: April 2022
Porter Square Books: Boston Edition, located on the first floor of GrubStreet's Center for Creative Writing, is open and ready to fulfill all of your book-browsing desires! Staff Picks are 20% off, so you can add to your TBR pile guilt-free. Whether you want to read about something deeply weird, grief & the power of family, or the systemic issues of the American healthcare system, PSB has a pick for you. We're located on the southeast side of 50 Liberty, facing the Marina and the ICA. Come visit!
Canopy by Linda Gregerson
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.
Online: On-Demand Classes in April & May
Whether you want to experiment with new forms of poetry, delve deeper into the craft of the speculative novel, or discover the techniques to express your characters’ thoughts and emotions, we've got an Online: On-Demand class for you.
Most classes having no set meeting time, so you can learn whenever works best for you. Through weekly lessons, you will dig into dynamic craft lessons, inspiring prompts and assignments, compelling, diverse readings, helpful peer and instructor feedback, and more through our interactive and super easy-to-use platform (designed specifically for writers!), Wet Ink. Learn more about …
2022-2023 Memoir Incubator: Applications Due 3/14!
Applications for the 2022-2023 Memoir Incubator are now open! The application deadline is Monday, March 14th, 2022, by 11:59PM (EST). Click here to apply!
Ready to take your memoir to the next level? The Memoir Incubator is a competitive and affordable MFA-level course, spanning 12 months, for ten memoir writers interested in drafting, developing or revising their memoir drafts, a comprehensive craft-based study of the memoir form, and, as appropriate, a thoughtful introduction to the memoir publishing market. Learn more here.
ALYSIA ABBOTT is the author of Fairyland, A Memoir of My Father out from …
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, …