writers of color

EMERGING WRITERS (fellowship/workshop, November 15) by Bear Guerra

Via Fishtrap:
”Giving young and emerging writers the opportunity to be inspired by a community of artists is at the heart of our Summer Fishtrap Scholarship and Fellowship programs. Each year, Fishtrap awards over $25,000 in scholarships and fellowships to writers from around the west to give them the opportunity to come to this amazing place and learn and grow in their craft.

Fishtrap Fellowships recognize and encourage writers who show promise at an early stage in their career. The primary benefit of this award is an opportunity to attend the annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering. Each Fishtrap Fellow receives early workshop registration and a featured reading during the week. Fellows are also highlighted in Fishtrap promotional materials, press releases, and on the Fishtrap website.

A Fishtrap Fellowship covers the cost of the seven-day conference including a five-day writing workshop, readings, activities, panel discussions, and special events. Fishtrap Fellows receive meals and lodging for the week, and a $150 travel stipend. A Fishtrap Fellowship is valued at more than $1200, but more than that, it is an opportunity for emerging writers to build new friendships and a renewed sense of creative potential in an atmosphere of mentorship and community.”

DEADLINE: November 15.

https://fishtrap.org/summer-fishtrap/scholarships-fellowships/

EMERGING ASIAN AMERICAN, MUSLIM AND ARAB WRITERS BASED IN NYC (fellowship, September 9) by Bear Guerra

Via Asian American Writers’ Workshop:

“The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is now accepting applications for the 2020 Margins Fellowship. Four emerging Asian American, Muslim, and Arab writers of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction based in New York City aged 30 and under will receive $5,000, residency time at the Millay Colony for the Arts, mentorship, access to the AAWW writing space, and publication opportunities in our online magazine, The Margins. We see this as a chance to support writers from Asian diasporic, Arab, West Asian, and North and East African communities and Muslim writers of color more broadly. If you are a writer of color who identifies with these communities, please discuss this in your application.”

DEADLINE: September 9.

https://aaww.submittable.com/submit/144854/apply-the-margins-fellowship-2020

WOMEN OF COLOR FREELANCE WRITERS (call for pitches) by Bear Guerra

Via ZORA:

“ZORA is Medium’s online publication by, for and about women of color. 

Launching in June of 2019, our goal is to provide women of color a must-read destination for daily stories that reflect, enhance and uplift the complexity of her life.

Our topic areas include (in no particular order): current events, culture, identity, race, justice, equality, work/life, family, self, sexuality, parenting, psychology, spirituality, career, friendship, aging, habits, love and dating, body image, trauma and recovery, caregiving, hobbies... and the list goes on. 

We look at all these topics through the lens of the lived experiences of women of color. If a story touches on some aspect of pulling back the curtain—on the individual level, or the wider cultural level—it might be a fit for us.”

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-L0zyz_4snUXVz7L7Yy6GHPaCLWgAyESAdXG92ibNtc/edit