March 16th & 17th, 2022 | Atlanta, GA
Please find below a collection of resources for creatives of color.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
Catapult – Features Award-winning classes by writers, for writers. Weekly workshops are intimate, with small class sizes. They also offer a variety of generative day-long master classes and intensives focused on the practical aspects of the writing life. Long after class is complete, Catapult promotes students’ work and celebrates their successes.
Grub Street – One of the nation’s leading creative writing centers open to writers from all walks of life and at every stage of development. Classes come in three different formats: seminars, weekend workshops, and multi-weeks. Courses also range from low, medium, or high, depending on the commitment level.
NY Writers Coalition – One of the largest community-based creative writing programs in the world. Their free and low-cost workshops are particularly targeted toward underserved people, including youth, seniors, women, LGBT communities, people living with disabilities, people who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerate, and more.
Stuyvesant Writers Workshop – Facilitated by acclaimed author Nicole Dennis-Benn, this monthly workshop series is a supportive environment where writers at all levels can gather for a deeper understanding of the craft of writing, as well as writing critiques.
The Soul In Space – Soul In was created for the Black & Indigenous Communities to have a safe space to express and grow. Free workshops are facilitated by Sen, a New Jersey-based Hatha & Trauma yoga instructor, reiki practitioner, and writer. Dates vary.
LITERARY JOURNALS & MAGAZINES
ActiveMuse – a no-fee journal of literature, poetry, and art based in Pune, India.
Anomaly – an international journal of literature and the arts committed to actively seeking out and promoting the work of marginalized and underrepresented artists, including especially people of color, women, queer, disabled, neurodivergent, and gender nonconforming artists.
Apogee – a biannual literary journal specializing in literature and art that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and hyphenated identities.
Aster(ix) – a journal of literature, art and criticism.
Kartika Review – publishes creative writing from Asian Pacific Islander American perspectives and creative writing that engages with Asian Pacific Islander Americans in thoughtful ways to challenge Orientalism, Yellow Peril, racism, xenophobia, American Empire, colonialism, and other forms of oppression.
Kweli Journal – an online quarterly that celebrates cultural kinships and the role of the literary imagination in writing.
Label Me Latina/o – an online, international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. They also publish creative literary pieces.
Mosaic – explores the literary arts by writers of African descent, and features interviews, essays and book reviews.
Nat. Brut – an online journal of art and literature committed to creating a platform for voices that are typically marginalized from mainstream literary/arts consumption (women, people with disabilities, people of color, and/or LGBTQ-identifying folks, although they accept submissions from every demographic).
Narrative – dedicated to advancing literary arts in the digital age by supporting the finest writing talent and encouraging readership across generations, in schools, and around the globe.
Open City – a narrative journalism magazine that seeks to tell the stories of Asian American neighborhoods, primarily in New York.
Poets & Writers – features essays on literary life, practical guidance for getting published and pursuing writing careers, in-depth profiles of poets, fiction writers, and writers of creative nonfiction, and conversation among fellow professionals.
Rambutan Literary – An online, digital magazine for Southeast Asian literature and art dedicated to writers and artists of mainland, maritime, and diasporic Southeast Asia.
Rigorous – an online journal highlighting the works of authors of color.
Silk Road – publishes vibrant, well-crafted fiction, essays, poetry, and translations that explore diversity, migration, immigration, and diaspora and internationally relevant writing.
Small Axe – a Caribbean journal of criticism that includes scholarly articles, essays, and interviews, as well as works of fiction, poetry and reviews.
Solstice – publishes the work of emerging and established writers, including those of diverse nationalities, races and religions.
Sula Collective – an online journal for an by people of color.
The Acentos Review – publishes poetry, fiction, memoir, interviews, translations, and artwork by emerging and established Latin@ writers.
The Black Scholar – Founded in 1969, it is the first journal of black studies and research. In it academics, activists, artists and political leaders come to grips with basic issues confronting Afro-America, the diaspora, and Africa.
The Margins – publishes the work of emerging and established Asian American poets and writers.
The Offing – an online literary magazine publishing creative writing in all genres and art in all media.
Transition – a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. It’s a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race.
AWP – provides support, advocacy, resources and community to writers, college and university creative writing programs, and writers’ conferences and centers.
Asian American Writers Workshop – national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans.
Kimbilio [Fiction] – a community of writers and scholars committed to developing, empowering and sustaining fiction writers from the African diaspora
Teachers & Writers – offers innovative creative writing programs for students and teachers and provides various publications and resources to support learning through the literary arts.
The Center for Fiction – founded in 1820, it is the only organization in the U.S. devoted solely to the vital art of fiction.
VONA – mission is to develop writers of color through programs and workshops taught by established writers of color.
Hurston/Wright Foundation – mission is to develop writers of color through programs and workshops taught by established writers of color.
Backbone Press – a small press that publishes the poetry of emerging and established writers of color.
BGD Press – publishes queer and/or trans writers of color whose work centers on QTPoC characters.
Brain Mill Press – publishes 15-20 books each year in all genres of fiction, as well as poetry in the Mineral Point Poetry Series. They particularly encourage writers of color, LGBTQ+ authors, and women authors to submit their work for consideration.
Native Realities Press – featuring the incredible tales of Indigenous icons, First Nations freedom fighters, Aboriginal astronauts, and Native American superheroes whose stories have long been co-opted, unheard or ignored.
RAWI – the only national organization that provides mentoring, community, and support for Arab-American writers.
Shabda Press – a small, independent press that publishes books of poetry and whose mission is to bring forth the luminous words and sounds of new, emerging, and established diversity of voices.
Sundress Publications – a (mostly) woman-run, woman-friendly non-profit publication group that hosts a variety of online journals and publishes chapbooks and full-length collections in both print and digital formats.
Peepal Tree Press – a UK-based press that publishes international writing from the Caribbean and its disaporas.
Thread Makes Blanket is a small press that embarks on collaborations with artists and authors to produce books of substance and beauty.
Veliz Books – an independent literary press dedicated to discovering, publishing, and promoting work from emerging and established authors. They seek quality and original literature written in English or Spanish.
Yellow Arrow Publishing – supports and inspires writers identifying as women through publication and access to the literary arts. This project is based in Baltimore with a focus on literary events and publishing local writers.
Emerging Writers Group – The Public Theater’s two-year fellowship for a diverse group of playwrights. Participants receive support and resources to develop new work over the course of a year.
INKtank – Rising Circle’s intensive twelve-week play development lab for playwrights of color. Participants are provided an artistic home and support system and generate work on a week-to-week basis.
The Playwrights’ Center – Located in Minneapolis, MN, it’s one of the nation’s most generous and well-respected theater organizations. The Playwrights’ Center focuses on both supporting playwrights and promoting new plays to production at theaters across the country.
Playwrights Horizon – accepts unsolicited manuscripts of full-length, original plays by American writers.
TV & FILM
CAPE New Writers Fellowship – a unique program dedicated to discovering and nurturing AAPI writers and launching their careers in television and film.
CBS Diversity Institute’s Writers Mentoring Program – a structured six-month program of career development, support, and personal access to executives and the decision-making processes, with the goal of preparing aspiring writers for later employment opportunities in television.
Disney / ABC Writing Program – created in 1990, it has been lauded as one of the most successful writer programs in the entertainment industry. This one-year program is the only of its kind sanctioned by the Writers Guild of America and is based in Los Angeles.
Film Independent – Their mission is to champion creative independence in visual storytelling and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision.
FOX Writers Intensive – an initiative designed to nurture experienced writers with diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences and creates a solid pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing on FOX television shows, films and other FOX entertainment platforms.
HBOAccess Writing Fellowship – provides mentorship for up to eight diverse, emerging storytellers. Following a one-week intensive master class, participants are immersed in eight months of mentoring by HBO creative executives to develop a script suitable for HBO or Cinemax.
Latino Screenwriting Project – an annual 3-day workshop designed to support Latino writers and filmmakers working on independent feature narrative screenplays.
NBCUniversal Writers on the Verge – based in Universal City, CA, this 12-week program focused on polishing writers of diverse backgrounds and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series.
Nickelodeon’s Writing Program – offers aspiring television writers, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, the opportunity to hone their skills while writing for our live action and animated shows. Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas.
NLMC/NHMC Latino Television Writers Program – the five-week, Los Angeles-based, intensive program gives participants the opportunity to develop at least one television spec script under the guidance of an entertainment industry professional preparing them for writing program submissions, creative meetings and potential series staffing.
Sundance Institute’s Episodic Story Lab – Over a six-day period, ten writers will work with an accomplished group of showrunners, television executives, and producers. They will and participate in one-on-one creative story meetings, a simulated Writers’ Room to break story, pitch sessions, and group conversations about the creative and business environment of television writing and producing.
Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop – Every year, the Workshop selects up to 10 participants and exposes them to Warner Bros. Television’s top writers and executives, all with the ultimate goal of earning them a staff position on a television show.
(Most resources provided by Galleyway)
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