February Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers by Info
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The February 2023 edition of "Writing Life Essentials" is a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submission 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, treating yourself to a book from your TBR for V-Day. That’s important, too.   Contests & Awards   Prizes in Poetry and Prose | Slippery Elm Fee: $15; Award: $1,00 ..read more
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December 2022 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers by Info
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2M ago
The December 2022 edition of "Writing Life Essentials" is a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submission 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, crafting paper snowflakes. That’s important, too.   Contests & Awards Harvard Review Chapbook Prize | Harvard Review Fee: $20 (fee waivers available); Award: $500 ..read more
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Meet Kelly J. Ford, Author of 'Real Bad Things' by Emily Ross
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4M ago
This post was originally published on Dead Darlings, a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.   In Kelly J. Ford’s gripping Southern noir, Real Bad Things, Jane Mooney returns to her Arkansas hometown after a body that might be the abusive stepfather she confessed to murdering 25 years ago surfaces in a river. The police were never able to charge her with a crime, and now Jane must uncover the truth and face the trauma of her past. Real Bad Things digs deep into the hearts and souls of its characters and brings ru ..read more
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Join Us for our In-Person Open House! by Info
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5M ago
Love to write but don't have anywhere to get feedback on your work? Want to meet fellow writers and work under the guidance of published authors? GrubStreet is here to help! On Thursday, September 22nd from 6:30pm-7:30pm, we will be hosting an In-Person Open House to talk about upcoming Fall 2022 classes, GrubStreet's membership program, GrubStreet's Boston Writers of Color Group, The Muse and the Marketplace and more! After a short presentation from GrubStreet staff, we will be on hand to answer any questions you have and show off our brand new space, i ..read more
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NEW: GrubStreet's Podcast Studio by Info
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5M ago
Podcasting is enjoying a resurgence lately, and it's easy to think that you need formal training or fancy equipment to try it out. You don't. In a discussion moderated by GrubStreet Instructor Ying-Ju Lai, come hear how podcasters Heloiza Barbosa and Felix Poon started out with zero podcast experience and eventually developed their craft into personally meaningful and award-winning works. There will be time for audience questions as well! Directly following the event, there will be a small Open House tour of GrubStreet's new podcast studio space. Sign-ups will be ..read more
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Join Us for a September Online: On Demand Class! by Info
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5M ago
Our online on-demand classes have flexible schedules, with 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 how the on-demand platform works and check out all of our upcoming online: on demand classes.  Belonging: Writing Home and Identity for W ..read more
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Join Us for a September Multi-Week Class! by Info
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5M ago
Running for 6, 10, or 12 consecutive weeks, these workshop-style courses are for students interested in generating new work, or developing and revising their current projects while getting feedback from instructors and fellow students. Click here for a full list of current multi-week classes. AM 6 Weeks, 6 Stories with Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, 9/12 Jumpstart Your Memoir with Katie Bannon, 9/12 Intro to Poetry with Black Pruitt, 9/12 Jumpstart Your Novel with Christine Meade, 9/13 Writing Group: It's a Marathon, But It's Also a Sprint! with Lori Goldstein, 9/13 First Things First: Novel Ope ..read more
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August 2022 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers by Info
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6M ago
The August 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, chipping away at your summer reading list. That’s important, too.   Contests & Awards Granum Foundation Prizes | Granum Foundation Fee: $0; Award: $5,000; Deadline: Aug ..read more
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What Makes a Short Story Publishable? by Ron MacLean
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7M ago
How do you close the gap between the story inside your head and the one that’s on the page? Short Story Incubator instructor Ron MacLean shares the core ideas that drive a short story draft past “the last mile of the marathon that is writing a publishable short story.” Interested in learning more? Apply for the 2022-23 Short Story Incubator before the deadline on Monday, July 25th, 2022     What makes a short story publishable? I’ve spent a lot of time answering this question as the instructor of the Short Story Incubator. Where most workshops, even lots of MFA workshops, leave ..read more
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Is the Essay Incubator For You? An Alum Shares Why You Should Apply Today by KENDRA STANTON LEE
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7M ago
Wondering whether to apply for the Essay Incubator? Alum Kendra Stanton Lee explains why she had "never been more productive as a writer than during the Incubator" and why you should apply today. Applications for the 2022-2023 Essay Incubator are due Monday, July 25th.  We gathered around the communal table in a room at the former GrubStreet Headquarters. Nine months later, we ended in a Zoom session, like almost every other class in the world, raising a glass to a portfolio of work completed, a collection of favorite new reads, and classmates ..read more
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