Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.
From The Guardian,"Nipples On My Knee," "Love Your Lady Landscape," and "An Ape's View of Evolution": Meet the books in the running for the 2017 Diagram prize for oddest book title of the year.
Celebrate Pride Month with amazing writers! Join us at Trident at 7pm tonight for a discussion panel about writing queer lives in both fiction and nonfiction featuring Brontez Purnell and Grubbies Chris Castellani, Garrard Conley, Kelly Ford, Catherine Guthrie, and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich.
Last month, Incubator instructors Michelle Hoover (The Quickening and Bottomland), and Alex Marzano-Lesnevich (Any One of Us, forthcoming), got chatty over twitter with authors Steve Beeber, Rebecca Makkai, Kate Racculia, Patricia Park, Christopher Castellani, Novel Incubator alums and authors Louise Miller, Stephanie Gayle, Emily Ross, and a host of writers and students from the Grub community. The topic in question? What does it take to finish a book? We collected some highlights from the chat, chock full of priceless writing advice, inspiration, and insight to help you over the finish line, whether you're writing a novel or a ...
Grub is taking a trip to DC! February 8-11, Grub staff and instructors will be at the AWP conference. If you're attending AWP, you can catch us on panels, at readings, and hanging out at our glorious booth, complete with board games, inflatable chairs, a red typewriter, and all your hopes and dreams (no, seriously). Plus, make sure to join us on Friday evening for cocktail hour at Rocket Bar, co-hosted by Post Road magazine. First drink is on us! See below for details.
A funny thing happened earlier this year, when my agent sent my book out into the world. Because I was fortunate that the book met with success, I got to spend a very enjoyable two weeks on the phone with editors, listening to them talk about my work. Writers—all writers—spend so much of their time gathering rejections like woebegone flowers that during this reversal of fortune I paid very close attention. What did they see in it?
Writers often say that the workshop experience is crucial in developing their art. Creating a vibrant and productive workshop is not a matter of luck — there are things we can all do to be better workshop citizens. For this special edition of Sound Skeins, we asked a selection of the dedicated writers, authors, and instructors in our community what we should all be doing to ensure we become valuable, productive, and responsible members of any writing class
'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.