Milo Todd firmly believes in creating learning environments where queer and/or intersectionally marginalized students feel safe sharing their work, feedback, worries, and goals. The publishing world is a difficult place at the best of times, starting with the individual workshop experience, and he believes information and community support can break down gatekeeping and help queer writers succeed in their goals.

Milo’s classes are places where students will be treated with respect, and he welcomes individuals of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, abilities—and other visible and nonvisible differences. All students of his classes are expected to contribute to a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for every other member of the class. Disrespectful language or behavior toward any of the above groups will not be tolerated and may result in removal from the remainder of the course without refund.

***Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers! The deadline to apply is March 27th.***


Upcoming Classes:

Queery-ing: Navigating Agents and Publishers While Queer
Saturday, February 4th, 2023 from 10:30am to 1:30pm ET
Virtual via Zoom | 20 students maximum
$85, scholarships available
Register for this class at GrubStreet.

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 crash course, we’ll spend the first half in lecture and information—including query letters, industry language, standard agent contract rates, the differences of publishing houses, and more—and the second half in a mix of Q&A and beginning to build our query letters, all while centering queer writers and the particular challenges they may face.

*This class is intended only for LGBTQ+ writers.

 

Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers Open House & Info Session
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm ET
Virtual via Zoom | 75 seat maximum
Free!
Register for this session at GrubStreet.

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 anything else you have on your mind! Please note that the upcoming round of the Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers, which begins in June 2023, will take place online via Zoom.

 

Writing Group: Accountability Cafe for Queer, Trans, and/or Nonbinary Writers
6 Thursdays starting March 30th, 2023 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm ET
Virtual via Zoom | 12 students maximum
$170, scholarships available
Register for this class at GrubStreet.

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 space specifically dedicated to queer, transgender, and/or nonbinary writers! In this low-stress environment, we’ll meet for 90 minutes once a week on Zoom to write, connect, ask questions, and share snippets of our work, all while the instructor pipes in study/focus music to help bring home that cafe feel. Come join us; accountability has never been so chilled out!

*This group is only available to LGBTQ+ writers.

 

Past Classes:

Writing Outside of Your Lane: The Basics (3 Hours)
December 2022
GrubStreet

Queery-ing: Navigating Agents and Publishers While Queer (2 Hours)
December 2022
Independent

Effective Social Justice Storytelling (1 Hour)
November 2022
Independent

Inviting In Outside Readers (1 Hour)
November 2022
Independent

Writing Messy Queer Characters (3 Hours)
October 2022
GrubStreet

Jumpstart Your Novel (6 Weeks)
October 2022
GrubStreet

Writing Messy Queer Characters (3 Hours)
July 2022
GrubStreet

What Literary Journals Want You to Know (3 Hours)
June 2022
GrubStreet

Writing Outside of Your Lane: The Basics (3 Hours)
May 2022
GrubStreet

Writing Transgender and Nonbinary Characters (90 Minutes)
April 2022
Clarion West

Writing Messy Queer Characters (2 Weeks)
March 2022
Lambda Literary

Novel Writing Workshop for Queer, Trans, and/or Nonbinary Writers (10 Weeks)
January 2022
GrubStreet

What Literary Journals Want You to Know (3 Hours)
November 2021
GrubStreet

Writing Outside of Your Lane: The Basics (3 Hours)
November 2021
GrubStreet

Writing Messy Queer Characters (3 Hours)
October 2021
GrubStreet

Novel Writing Workshop for Queer, Trans, and/or Nonbinary Writers (8 Weeks)
September 2021
GrubStreet

Writing Outside of Your Lane Series: Novel Writing Workshop (6 Weeks)
July 2021
GrubStreet

Writing Outside of Your Lane Series: The Basics (3 Hours)
July 2021
GrubStreet

Genre-Queer (4 Weeks)
May 2021
GrubStreet

Writing Outside of Your Lane Series: The Basics (3 Hours)
March 2021
GrubStreet

What Literary Journals Want You to Know (3 Hours)
March 2021
GrubStreet

Advanced Novel Workshop (10 Weeks)
January – March 2021
GrubStreet

Jumpstart Your Novel (6 Weeks)
January – February 2021
GrubStreet

Writing Outside of Your Lane Series: The Basics (3 Hours)
December 2020
GrubStreet

Writing Outside of Your Lane Series: The Basics (3 Hours)
September 2020
GrubStreet

Jumpstart Your Novel (6 Weeks)
June – August 2020
GrubStreet

For Instructors: Transgender and Nonbinary Inclusion in the Writing Workshop (3 Hours)
October 2019
GrubStreet

Write on Fire: Turning Anger into Art (3 Hours)
September 2019
GrubStreet

Transgender Character Bootcamp (8 Hours)
July 2019
GrubStreet