Below are organizations that support writers.

The Hurston/Wright Foundation helps writers produce high-quality literature, preserves the voices of Black writers, creates a supportive community for writers, and provides financial support to emerging writers.

Hurston/Wright Foundation

VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) is the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color. VONA centers and honors the traditions and aesthetics of writers of color to provide a space for their work and learning.

VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation)

Kimbilio is a community of writers and scholars committed to developing, empowering and sustaining fiction writers from the African diaspora and their stories.  


The Cave Canem Foundation is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

Cave Canem Foundation

The Watering Hole is a southern-based vanguard who builds Harlem Renaissance-style spaces in the contemporary South with a core purpose to cultivate and inspire kinship between poets of color from all spoken and written traditions, thus creating a tribe with a mutual focus of poetics and craft-building.

The Watering Hole

The Furious Flower Poetry Center is committed to ensuring the visibility, inclusion, and critical consideration of Black poets in American letters, as well as in the whole range of educational curricula.

Furious Flower Poetry Center

Obsidian supports—through publication and critical inquiry—the contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art of Africans globally. 


Transition Magazine is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world


Kweli nurtures emerging writers of color and creates opportunities for their voices to be recognized and valued. By creating a community and programming based on artistic excellence and rigor, Kweli empowers writers to share stories that engage and impact our communities. 


FIYAH rises from the ashes of the Black literary tradition started by Fire!! in 1926. They aren’t here for respectability. They’re here to ask what it means to be Black and extraordinary. They are a place to showcase your stories and grow your career. Part literary incubator, part middle-finger to the establishment, they know you have stories to tell, and they are here for it.


AWP’s (The Association of Writers and Writing Programs) mission is to amplify the voices of writers and the academic programs and organizations that serve them while championing diversity and excellence in creative writing.

AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs)

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development that aims to inspire everyone – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Tin House champions writing that is artful, dynamic, and original. They are proud to publish and promote writers who speak to a wide range of experience, and lend context and nuance to their examination of our world.

Tin House

The Napa Valley Writers’ Conference has maintained its emphases on process and craft, featuring a faculty as renowned for the quality of their teaching as for their work.

Napa Valley Writers’ Conference

The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing was founded with the belief that writers need a supportive community to flourish—one based in compassion rather than competition.

Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

Lighthouse Writers Workshop strives to ensure that literature maintains its proper prominence in the culture, and that individuals achieve their fullest potential as artists and human beings.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

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