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8 Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm ET, starting June 7th, 2023 via Zoom 4 students maximum This high-intensity course for 4 queer novelists provides two full reads of each student's novel. Meet for 90 minutes once a week in June for workshopping, take July "off" to edit your work, and return in August to workshop your new […]

History Reclaimed: Facts and Fictions

3-hour class via Zoom The people who lived before us have made each of us who we are today. There can be a great pull to portray these lives and moments of history in fictional narrative. But what if an historical fact wrecks the plot we’ve concocted? What do we do if one’s lived experience […]

Novel Writing Workshop for Queer, Trans, and/or Nonbinary Writers

8 Mondays from 6:00pm-9:00pm ET, starting July 10th, 2023 via Zoom This class is for queer, trans, and/or nonbinary novelists who have taken advanced workshops before, are well versed in matters of craft, and who have already made some progress on a first draft. Many queer, trans, and/or nonbinary writers may have experienced workshops in […]

Non-Toxic Masculinity in Fiction

3-hour class via Zoom It’d be an understatement to say that mass media is riddled with harmful depictions of masculinity. To help turn the tide of damaging morals and inappropriate role models, we must not only understand the patterns of toxicity that are presented at large, but how we can better portray masculine-identified characters. It’s […]

Queery-ing: Navigating Agents and Publishers While Queer

3-hour class via Zoom What does a “very nice deal” mean in a publishing contract announcement? What’s a pre-empt? How does the trajectory from query to book deal normally work? Navigating the publishing industry is confusing at the best of times, but when you’re also a marginalized writer, it can feel overwhelming. In this 3-hour […]

Writing Outside of Your Lane

3-hour class via Zoom Over the past several years, the publishing world (and its readers) have thankfully demanded more diversity within stories. But as welcoming as this change is, it can leave many non-marginalized writers with anxiety. How are you supposed to go about it? What if you mess up? Are you allowed to write […]

Sessions with the Editor: Foglifter Journal

3-hour class via Zoom Get closer to the literary journals you admire with this specialized series of seminars. The Sessions with the Editor series offers insight into the featured journal’s aesthetics, archives, how to submit, and the editorial process– straight from the editors! In this informative 3-hour session, featured editors will talk about their journal and share […]

The Age of AI: ChatGPT, Prosecraft, and Other Writer Concerns

3-hour class via Zoom ChatGPT can produce entire stories with just a few prompts. Prosecraft scraped the text of over 25,000 published books for “the linguistic analysis of literature” without consent. Some literary magazines have been flooded with AI-generated stories to the point that they’ve had to shut down. People are selling AI-generated stories on […]

How to Start a Newsletter

3-hour class via Zoom With social media on fire, many writers are seeing newsletters as the wave of the future. Newsletters not only break away from the bombardment of information on social media (resulting in greater focus and dedication from your followers), but they also provide more control and the potential for monetization without ad […]

*FREE* Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers Open House & Info Session

1-hour session via Zoom Thinking of applying to the Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers? GrubStreet will host an online Q&A session with instructor Milo Todd on Thursday, February 22nd, from 6:00-7:00p.m. Milo will answer any questions you have about the Novel Immersive, including the workload, the application process, what the program does and doesn’t entail, the schedule, the philosophy behind our approach, and anything else […]

Queer Writing Essentials

3-hour class via Zoom Writing authentic marginalized work can come with some unique problems, especially if/when we engage with the mainstream publishing industry or its readers. This 3-hour class was designed to help queer writers navigate some of the less-discussed aspects of marginalized writing, including how to introduce your characters as queer, creating effective social […]

*FREE* Transcestors Series: Pirates of the 1600s Atlantic

1-hour class via Zoom How do modern-day portrayals of queer and trans pirates stack up to the real thing? Were there any pirates who we’d today define as trans? How did pirates view queer sexual orientations and gender presentations? What about other so-called political topics, such as slavery and disability? Take a look at queerness […]