Black Writers Collective

Why join?

When you become a member of Black Writers Collective, you get access 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. We give you a convenient, professionally run space with an easy-to-use mobile app to meet and share insights, experience and dreams with peers—fellow writers who will understand the writing process and keep you inspired. 

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

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.

We Connect You With Talented Editors

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, skilled in all types of editing, book analysis, and proofreading, to make it easier for you to find your editor.

There’s so much more, but we’ll let you see for yourself. Join today and be part of our tribe.

In a nutshell, our membership offers you:

  • a global community of like-minded creatives who understand your goals as well as your challenges
  • live writing-themed discussion meetings, poetry and prose readings
  • our habit-forming daily writing sprints
  • access to The Novelists’ Spot, the Short Story Tribe, WIPs, Refiners, Finishers, and other critique and support groups
  • access to our digital library of ebooks and audio recordings on topics such as plotting, character development, getting started as a writer, going from self-published to bestseller, pitching your manuscript to editors and agents, and many others
  • calls for submissions, manuscripts, contests, and events, and applicants for remote and full-time jobs
  • book promotional support


Is Black Writers Collective for you?


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