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Who Should Join #BlackCreatorsinKidLit?

  • Emerging, mid-career, and experienced Black-identifying creatives who seek an encouraging community specifically committed to optimizing and amplifying the voices of Black authors and illustrators in children’s publishing.

  • Publishing pros such as editors, agents, and legal professionals who want to help Black creatives navigate the vast world publishing. 

  • Book reviewers, photographers, and journalists interested in using prolific skills to amplify our mission.

  • Established authors and illustrators who want to serve as mentors to the members in our community.

  • Supporters and collaborators that are allies who, through various modes of contribution, want to advocate for Black creatives in children’s publishing.

Membership Advantages

In addition to joining a community of Black creatives in publishing and community support, #BlackCreativesinKidlit offers many benefits for varying levels of membership– for individuals as well as supporters + collaborators.

For Individual Creatives

  • Customized one-on-one and group guidance throughout the onboarding and selection process.

  • Connect with other individuals in the #BlackCreatorsinKidlit community via social media groups to network, ask questions, and post/receive resourceful information.

  • Opportunities for growth in publishing through unique #BlackCreatorsinKidlit programs.

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For Publishing Professionals:

  • Access to a curated directory of Black creatives and resources in publishing.

  • Opportunities to connect with creatives in the #BlackCreatorsinKidlit community locally or through private social media groups.

  • Speak to #BlackCreatorsinKidlit at large about your own experiences in publishing.

  • Provide trainings and educational workshops.

For Supporters and Collaborators:

This membership option is for anyone other than Black creatives and publishing professionals. Supporters and Collaborators will be included in a special, private network specifically created for advocates of the #BlackCreatorsinKidLit mission. ​

(Coming Soon!)


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We believe in making all programs and benefits accessible to every individual. Therefore, #BlackCreatorsinKidLit offers each of its members the opportunity to join the community free of charge. To join, complete one of the membership applications above. Please allow up to 48 hours for the application to process. 

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