Founded 1998

The Premier Online Community for Black Writers

LATEST News

Carolyn Holland - Behind the Dark Veil
Author Spotlight

Carolyn Holland: A Modern-Day Griot – One Among Millions

Black Writers Collective recently had the opportunity to chat with the creator of the riveting Brothers of the Dark Veil. Meet Ms. Carolyn Holland (who just happens …

News

March Writing Challenge

Sign up now for the annual Get Write Word Challenge with Black Writers Collective sponsor partner Rekesha Pittman, midwife to over 400 authors. Grab your …

RESOURCES

Black Writers Digital Library
Our digital library shares audio recordings, audiobooks, and ebooks for inspiration and tools on getting started as a writer, writing fiction, plotting, outlining, character development, and more.
Books on writing and publishing by Black authors
Books by Black authors and books about how to write and publish are plentiful, but finding books on writing by Black authors is a lot trickier. Our bookshelf offers books on writing and publishing by Black writers.

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

Supporting and empowering 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

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

01.

— 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.

02.

— 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. 

03.

— 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.

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
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Founded 1998

The Premier Online Community for Black Writers

LATEST News

Carolyn Holland - Behind the Dark Veil
Author Spotlight

Carolyn Holland: A Modern-Day Griot – One Among Millions

Black Writers Collective recently had the opportunity to chat with the creator of the riveting Brothers of the Dark Veil. Meet Ms. Carolyn Holland (who just happens …

News

March Writing Challenge

Sign up now for the annual Get Write Word Challenge with Black Writers Collective sponsor partner Rekesha Pittman, midwife to over 400 authors. Grab your …

RESOURCES

Black Writers Digital Library
Our digital library shares audio recordings, audiobooks, and ebooks for inspiration and tools on getting started as a writer, writing fiction, plotting, outlining, character development, and more.
Books on writing and publishing by Black authors
Books by Black authors and books about how to write and publish are plentiful, but finding books on writing by Black authors is a lot trickier. Our bookshelf offers books on writing and publishing by Black writers.

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

Supporting and empowering 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

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

01.

— 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.

02.

— 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. 

03.

— 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.

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
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