FOUNDED 1998

A COMMUNITY OF BLACK WRITERS & EDITORS

Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but not with Black Writers Collective. We connect you with critique groups, writing accountability partners, editors, readers—everything you need in a tribe full of fellow creatives who will encourage you, motivate you, and cheer your successes.

#BLACKWRITERSMATTER

#Blackwritersmatter

HELPING WRITERS TO GET THE WRITING DOWN
CREATIVE WRITERS COMMUNITY & RESOURCES

WHAT WE DO

Black Writers Collective brings together an array of programs that range from steering you toward developing better habits to get your books written, find vetted literary professionals, promote your works, find opportunities geared toward writers of color, and enjoy an array of tools and resources that make it easier for you to reach your goals.

SUPPORTING & INSPIRING BLACK WRITERS

what we're about

Founded in 1998 as the African American Online Writers Guild, the first nonprofit 501c3 literary arts association to organize online for Black writers

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. 

Although founded by, for, and dedicated to Black writers, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color or creed. We welcome all writers and readers of every shade. 

Every Writer Counts
EVERY WRITER CountS

Why JOIN

Critique Groups

Get feedback on your works in progress

Virtual Chats

Monthly themed chats on writing-related topics plus live general member meetings

Writing Sprints

Get your word count up during our daily timed writing sprints

Beta Readers

Find beta readers for fresh input on your finished works

Write & Get Published

Gain access to our list for calls for submissions and writing jobs

Workshops & Live Events

Workshops, conferences, and retreats, virtual and in-person

JOIN BLACK WRITERS COLLECTIVE

Be part of our community!

"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

A Few of Our Sponsors

WordWiser Ink Editorial - Editing and Proofreading Services
Writeful Places writers retreats
Tia Ross - Boss Events and Travel
#TeenWritersProject

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