The Premier Online Community for Black Writers
WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
Supporting and empowering 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 improve 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 for and dedicated to Black writers and the furtherance of Black literature, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color or creed. We welcome all writers and readers of every shade.
WHAT WE DO
— We Connect
Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but not with your membership in Black Writers Collective. We connect you with critique groups, writing partners, editors, coaches, mentors, readers—everything you need to find your way into a tribe full of fellow creatives who will motivate and inspire you. Many members who met when we first organized have formed bonds that have lasted more than 20 years! Some have collaborated on numerous projects; some are besties—we even have one couple who met at a Black Writers conference and have been married now for over a decade.
— We Empower
Black Writers Collective brings together an array of services that support you in your efforts to succeed. From our simplistic programs that steer you toward getting your book written, job board, online courses, workshops, and our step-by-step guided author platform design sessions plus access to website and blog setup coaching, we aim to give you tools and resources that make it easier for you to reach your goals.
— We Educate
Our conferences and retreats are world-class events which, along with our online courses, webinars and workshops, focus on educating writers at various phases of their careers. Programs cover the craft of writing fiction and nonfiction, songwriting, screenwriting, playwriting, copywriting, among others, plus the business of publishing, self-publishing, and e-publishing.