About

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The Grotto is a place.

Well, it’s been several places. More accurately, it’s a hypothesis about “place”, which we’ve been testing for some time. We believe that working writers and other storytellers are more productive (and have more courage to pursue their true goals) if they work in a community — if they surround themselves with others pursuing the same ambition.

In other words, we collectively nurture individual voices. The narrative artists at the Grotto are not united by anything more than that — not by any school of thought, or style, or genre. Our differences rub off on each other, informally, and we grow into talents we didn’t even know we had.

If you’d like to know more about our founding and growth through the years, please read our story. For a description of our day-to-day environment, see Working Here. For information about our invitation-only membership process, please see Joining.