BIPOC Resources List
This list of resources is for BIPOC writers and illustrators as well as for those interested in pursuing a career in book publishing. The goal of this list is to pull together, for easy reference, various BIPOC-centered literary awards; affinity groups and literary organizations; literary magazines and journals; grants, fellowships, and scholarships; writing conferences, residencies, workshops, and book festivals; internship and mentorship programs (particularly those that provide funding to their interns and mentees); and COVID-19 relief funding. The entries have been culled from lists and announcements posted by other literary agencies, book publishers, literary organizations, and media outlets or submitted by our agency’s staff who have heard about them. This list is by no means comprehensive, but we will be updating it regularly. The DeFiore staff may not have direct experience with these resources; however, we feel they are valuable and hope this list is helpful.
Note: Any eligibility requirements cited within each resource’s description below are as of February 15, 2021. Writers should still investigate current requirements whenever they apply.
Table of Contents
- Books Awards
- Affinity Groups & Literary Organizations
- Literary Journals & Magazines
- Residencies, Writers Conferences, Workshops, and Book Festivals
- Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships for BIPOC Writers & Illustrators
- Internships, Mentorships, Funding, and Affinity Groups for BIPOC Pursuing a Career in Book Publishing
- COVID-19 Relief Funding