This Week at Grub: June 27th – July 3rd
In addition to online (Zoom and On Demand) classes below, GrubStreet will also be hosting limited in-person short classes and events at our new space in the Seaport this summer. To see the full list of all our steps in response to Covid-19, including updates about our space and events click here.
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.
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, …
Dept. of Congrats: January 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 is closing January 2022 out with 36 publications, four awards and prizes, and two book deals! Let us celebrate you: submit your good news to GrubStreet’s Department of Congratulations.
Pam Wolfson's story “The Sea at Catterline,” inspired by the life of Scottish artist Joan Eardley, was published by Prime Number Magazine. Jeffrey Feingold’s essay “Avalanche,” a “love letter to dogs,” will be published …
Do Authors Really Need to be a "Brand"?
When I teach workshops on writing and/or publishing, I often start out by asking writers to work on the "one-liner" for their projects, whether fiction, nonfiction, or collections. I encourage them to try winnowing it down to just one line — and no, that single line can't comprise 200 words.
Usually someone will ask, sometimes a little aggressively, "Why?" The subtext is perfectly reasonable: their book or collection is too complex to be expressed in one line