The Black Creatives Mentorship for Black Creatives will introduce Black writers to the ins-and-outs of the publishing industry through one-on-one mentorship and programming with other industry professionals designed to develop their networking skills as well as hone their craft.
Participants will be matched with an experienced creator of children’s or adult books and will receive individual support and feedback on their manuscripts. Mentees will begin the process with a mostly completed (at least ⅔ finished) work-in-progress and conclude the program with a fully completed draft.
Mentees will form a cohort with dedicated space on a separate platform to engage with each other, with a goal toward building a community of Black creatives who will support and uplift each other's work. The platform will also host virtual events for mentees to learn more about the publishing process, to be hosted by various industry professionals. We will also conduct monthly Q&As with the mentors.