Black Writers Collective

Membership

Why join?

When you become a member of Black Writers Collective, you get access. From job leads targeting Black writers and editors to calls for submissions looking for diverse voices, to an intimate gathering of literary creatives looking to connect, relate, and bond with other Black writers. 

We Help End Isolation

Our legacy of bringing together Black writers online for networking and fellowship is why we originally came together in 1998. Today we operate in a much different environment—one filled with more distractions and obstacles than ever, all of which seem to conspire to keep us from writing as much as we want. Black Writers Collective exists to offer a safe space for writers seeking feedback on their work and the accountability that being part of writers groups can offer. Here you can connect with like-minded creatives who understand the writing process and help keep you inspired. Here’s a few of our favorite ways we support fellow writers.

We Guarantee a Safe Space

We don’t tolerate mean, rude, disrespectful behavior; bullies aren’t welcome here. We have strict rules against abuse and will eject any member who violates them. It is of utmost importance to us that ALL members feel comfortable sharing with us in our community.

We Set & Share Monthly Writing Goals

Being with other writers as we set writing goals and work toward achieving them is among the most powerful motivation there is for you to get focused, find the time, and make the work happen.

We Help Hold Each Other Accountable

Within our support groups, we plan together, we write together, we finish together. Share goals and intentions for your writing as well as your progress and accomplishments. We’ll help you to hold yourself accountable, challenge you, and motivate you through “The End” of writing project after project, and we’ll cheer you on and celebrate your successes with you.

Is Black Writers Collective for you?

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We Connect You With Talented Editors & Coaches

There’s nothing quite like having a professional editor with an innate understanding of your voice, who speaks the same language you speak, in all of its varied nuances. We’ve built a network of experienced editors and book coaches—skilled in all types of book development coaching, editing, book analysis, proofreading, and more—to help you find a qualified book coach and to make it easier for you to find the right editor with the experience and expertise you need. Many of these professionals—several of whom volunteer to lead our writers groups—offer one-on-one services, such as query letter, proposal, and pitch feedback, copyediting, and developmental editing, among others, often discounted to special rates for BWC members.

Join today and be part of our tribe.

Not ready to actively engage with other BWC members but want to be privy to leads and opportunities? You can now join free at our Affiliate member level.

Choose your membership

Review the benefits at each level of membership and choose the one that best fits your needs.

Affiliate

$0
  • Access to A-List for freelance, full-time, part-time, contract, remote, and on-site writing and editing openings from organizations actively seeking Black applicants
  • Access to calls for submissions for contests, awards, or publication
  • Priority access to register for live events, including our retreats and conferences

Foundation

$48 / year
  • Everything under Affiliate
  • Access to full digital library
  • Eligible to submit book covers for promo videos
  • Attend events including book discussions, author talks, webinars, panels, and writers support meet-ups
  • Share your professional knowledge through a webinar or blog post
  • Participate in Writers Craft Club accountability and writers support group
  • Share your professional knowledge through a webinar or blog post
  • Share your published book(s) for or win books through giveaways

Startup

$98 $73 / year
  • Everything under Foundation
  • Access to critique groups
  • List yourself in our freelance/pro writers directory
  • Have your news promoted through our newsletter or on social media
  • Eligible to advertise on Member Services promo page*

* Eligible members may share book-related services only, excluding editing and book coaching services.

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