Writer’s Fellowship

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Because underrepresented voices exist. Because diverse stories exist. Because we don’t have all the answers, but we believe great books can start here.
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A writer’s fellowship for unpublished, underrepresented women. Application window extended to June 13, 2021.

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Paging Dynamic, Underrepresented, Super Talented Women Authors

Powered by The Readership, LitUp will provide five emerging writers with an all-expenses-paid retreat, a three-month mentorship with a published author, and marketing support from Reese’s Book Club. LitUp is a journey and we’re with you every step of the way.

The Roadmap:
Hone Your Craft at Our Writer's Retreat

Hone Your Craft at Our Writer's Retreat

Selected fellows will participate in an all-expenses-paid writer's retreat to develop their manuscript and learn about the business side of publishing.

Get Mentored and Build a Support Network

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

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.


Perfect! Our first LitUp by Reese’s Book Club fellowship is seeking diverse women writers who meet our eligibility requirements and are ready to hone their craft and turn their manuscripts into published works.

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Meet our partners

LitUp is made possible by a village of committed changemakers who believe diverse stories matter.

Dedicated to promoting literature that reflects all experiences, enabling us to discover and champion dynamic, diverse voices.

Specializes in rigorous and informative writing workshops and retreats, working with writers from all stages of their careers.

Deploys a wide range of tools – from impact investing to philanthropy to advocacy – in pursuit of a more equal and just America.

Enabling new voices to break in and break through in publishing. Together we’re driving change for tomorrow’s storytellers.

Committed to amplifying marginalized voices and highlighting perspectives from historically underrepresented communities.

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