Black Writers Collective

A COMMUNITY OF BLACK WRITERS AND EDITORS

Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be with Black Writers Collective. We offer writers support and feedback, give you access to publishing and job opportunities seeking diverse candidates, and connect you with a network of fellow creatives for inspiration, motivation, and empowerment.

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What We oFFER

SUPPORT

Black Writers Collective brings together a selection of programs that range from accountability and feedback to help you get your books written to referrals to vetted literary professionals to help you avoid wasting time and money in publishing your works.

RESOURCES

We offer resources that include digital downloads on the craft and business of writing, free beta reader queries, calls for submissions, and book promotional opportunities to help make it easier for you to reach your goals.

WRITING JOBS & GIGS

We distribute job leads and writing gigs at no charge from organizations and individuals seeking applicants of color to our members-only email list as well as our social networks.

online community

The heart of our online community is  our private critique and interest groups focused on novels, short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, beta readers, and critique partners. We also have member meetings for poetry and prose readings, support, and general meet and greets. 

Join Today

Learn more about our benefits of membership and join us today!

THE FIRST ONLINE COMMUNITY FOR BLACK WRITERS
Founded in 1998 as the African American Online Writers Guild, the first nonprofit 501c3 literary arts association to organize online for Black writers

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

While the organization has transitioned significantly since its inception, the core principles, values and mission have remained the same. We strive to empower writers throughout our community to help further their chances of success, by whatever their measures of success may be, lending support, nurturing, encouragement, guidance, feedback, and facilitating the sharing of opportunities with and within our member base. 

"Good writers probe themselves and their world; good writers laugh and cry; good writers observe; good writers don't just talk about writing, they write."
Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Contribute

We’re looking for outgoing network hosts experienced with building communities and member engagement.

Editors

Are you an experienced editor or book coach? We have opportunities for literary pros to workshop with our writers groups. Interested?

Hire Black Writers

Got a freelance, part-time or full-time opening for which you’d like to consider diverse applicants? Reach our network of writers and editors by submitting a job opening below.

Now Accepting Webinar, Workshop & Course Proposals

Are you an expert in an aspect of writing or publishing? Want to speak to our audience? 

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