Lit Crush: The Books We're Most Excited For in 2018!

Some days, waiting for a new book's release is like waiting to step into a magical bookcase to explore the enchanted forest beyond. And some days, it's a stretch to justify the glossy, social media-friendly image. Today, both are true! The Grub office is gearing up for another winter freeze, and we're contemplating the books set for release in 2018 that we just can't wait to cosy up and hunker down with.

January 16, 2018 | Sarah Colwill-Brown

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Your Favorite Posts: Best of GrubWrites 2017

'Tis the season to gaze back wistfully over a year of procrasti-clicking: In 2017, you checked in with GrubWrites no less than 40,000 times! We appreciate it and all, but ... shouldn't you be writing? J/K: reading the Grub blog IS writing. Well, nearly. This year, you discovered inspiration from your community, insight from fellow writers, fresh new fiction and nonfiction, the latest writer opportunities, and your next lit crush. Well done, you. Here's a look back at your top five posts for the year.


#1 Our Diploma is Your Published Novel: The Books of the Novel ...

December 18, 2017 | Sarah Colwill-Brown


Lit Crush: Best Books of 2017

2017 gave us neck-break news cycles, Fifty Shades Darker, and the man romper (why it wasn't the bro romper—or the #bromper—we'll never know). But 2017 also gave us searing memoirs, blazing poetry, and breathtaking novels. In short, it was lit-tastic. These are the Grub staff and community's very best books of the year. 


The Grub community has spoken

December 15, 2017 | GrubWrites

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Author Newsletters--Yay or Nay?

By Katrin Schumann

Media marketing experts agree that maintaining a robust newsletter is one of the best ways for an author to build a core audience--a group of people who will be more interested and committed to you and your work than, say, that stranger lurking on twitter or the random people liking your Instagram shots.

December 6, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Best of the Web 11/27/17

Thrice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll ruminate. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

From The Guardian, "The Best Books of 2017 Part One" and "Part Two," in which contemporary authors enthuse about the year's literary highlights, especially Sebastian Barry's Days Without End. Grubbie Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body is SJ Watson's favorite of the year, and Girl On a Train bestselling author Paula Hawkins is crushing on both The Fact of a Body and grubbie Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere.


From Wear ...

November 27, 2017 | GrubWrites