Black Writers Collective

A COMMUNITY OF BLACK WRITERS AND 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.

Black Writers Collective
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What We oFFER

SUPPORT

Black Writers Collective brings together an array 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 promo 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 through our announcements list serv as well as our social networks via Twitter and Facebook where our networks number 17.2K and 9K members, respectively.   

online community

Our online community offers private critique groups, discussions, polls, surveys,  events calendar, all-member chat, member profiles, writing challenges, webinars, workshops, and meetings of members with interests from novels to nonfiction, poetry, and scripts. 

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. 

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. 

"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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get involved

Mentors

This year we’re looking for mentors to be part of our network. We’ll be publishing a call for mentors soon! Interested?

Editors

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

Presenters

Got a webinar that you believe would interest our membership that doesn’t end with a big sales pitch? We’d love to hear about it.

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