LitUp Writing Fellowship For Underrepresented Women, 2022, US

Publish Date: May 11, 2022

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Applications are open for LitUp Fellow for underrepresented women. The fellowship aims to bring forward women writers from various communities and cultures so that diverse stories come up.

LitUp, which is supported by The Readership, will provide five rising writers an all-expenses-paid retreat, a three-month mentoring with a recognized author, and marketing assistance from Reese’s Book Club. LitUp is a journey, and we will accompany you every step of the way. The group argues that there are underrepresented voices. Because different people have different tales to tell, and their voices may be heard via the books they write.

Hone Your Craft at Our Writer’s Retreat: Selected fellows will participate in an all-expenses-paid writer’s retreat to develop their manuscripts and learn about the business side of publishing.
Get Mentored and Build a Support Network: Post retreat, fellows are matched with a published author for a three-month mentorship to get their book ready for market.
Join the Reese’s Book Club Family: Through it all, we stand by you every step of the way, including a first-look window with top agents and a book launch marketing commitment from us and our partners.

Candidates must be diverse (as defined below) women writers who are unpublished. If you identify as a woman, this program is for you.
We’ve based our eligibility on We Need Diverse Books’ Definition of Diversity and recognize diverse experiences that include (but are not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.

Applicants must

  • Identify as a woman.
  • Identify as diverse, which includes LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Reside in the 50 United States and have US citizenship, permanent residency, or work visa/sponsorship
  • Be unrepresented by an agent
  • Be unpublished as an author. This includes both trade publishing and self-publishing in the US or abroad. If the applicant has a book deal for an as-yet-unpublished book, the applicant is considered published for purposes of this fellowship. Essays, short stories, and articles do not render an applicant ineligible.
  • Be available to participate in all aspects of LitUp as provided by Reese’s Book Club if selected

They subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.

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