BIPOC at Gotham

We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

–Toni Morrison

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Gotham is creating opportunities to welcome more people of color into the world of writing.

BIPOC Scholarships

We offer the following scholarships, each of which will go to three winners on an annual basis.

College Admission Essay Coaching Scholarship

One-on-one sessions in our College Essay Coaching program

Application window: March 1 – May 15
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Manuscript to Market Scholarship

Query Letter Coaching with a literary agent, plus a seat at a Pitching Roundtable at the annual Gotham Writers Conference, plus seminars in How to Get Published and Nonfiction Book Proposal

Application window: June 1 – August 15
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Creative Writing Scholarship

Choice of three creative writing courses (Online, Zoom, or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the three courses

Application window: September 1 – November 15
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Professional Development Scholarship

Six-week Business Writing class (Online, Zoom, or NYC), Intensives in Grammar 1 and 2 (Zoom or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the courses.

Application window: December 1 – February 15
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Inside Diversity

Writers, agents, and editors discuss diversity on our Inside Writing talk show.

Inside Writing—Diversity in Publishing

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Inside Writing—BIPOC Writing Resources

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Inside Writing—Sensitivity Readers

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