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Queery-ing: Navigating Agents and Publishers While Queer

2-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 2-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 […]

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

10 Thursdays 7:00pm-9:00pm, starting January 12th, 2023 via Zoom 9 students maximum Many queer, trans, and/or nonbinary writers may have experienced workshops in the past that were silencing, unhelpful, or damaging when being workshopped by a predominantly cisgender/heterosexual writing group, however well-intentioned the group may have been. This workshop course is designed to help create […]

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 […]

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 Wednesday, 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 […]

Writing Group: Accountability Cafe for Queer, Trans, and/or Nonbinary Writers

6 Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm, starting March 30th, 2023 via Zoom Having trouble finding the time to write? Want a group of peers to keep you on the path to your writing goals? Just want to be in the presence of some fellow LGBTQ+ writers? Grab a coffee and join the instructor-led Accountability Cafe, a virtual […]

Queer Writing Essentials

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

Writing Messy Queer Characters

3-hour class via Zoom Disney villains, disaster lesbians, and hot trans messes, oh my! In this 3-hour class, we’ll look at “good” messy queers, “bad” messy queers, stereotypes, redemption, interiority, and mainstream media representations. Along with a lecture segment, we’ll also take time to discuss some common anxieties when writing a complex queer character, brainstorm […]

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 […]

Writing Group: Accountability Cafe for Queer, Trans, and/or Nonbinary Writers

6 Fridays from 6:00pm-7:30pm ET, starting May 12th, 2023 via Zoom 12 students maximum Having trouble finding the time to write? Want a group of peers to keep you on the path to your writing goals? Just want to be in the presence of some fellow LGBTQ+ writers? In this low-stress environment, we'll meet for […]

QueerNoWriMo

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 […]