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Paging dynamic, underrepresented super talented women writers
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.
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
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
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.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR MAGIC
Open our eyes. Tell us an uplifting story that’s been overlooked. Introduce us to the diverse woman who’s falling in love while solving a murder mystery. Take us on an adventure where a diverse, time jumping heroine saves the day. We believe real magic lies in the stories we don’t always hear. The stories that make us laugh one second and cry the next. The stories we just can’t stop reading.Apply Now
Meet Our Inaugural Class of Fellows
Whose bright new voices and stories span a wide range of genres.
Adult Urban Fantasy
'Time and Time Again'
'The Other Side of the Door'
Katerina Ivanov Prado
Adult Literary Fiction
Gina Isabel Rodriguez
Adult Literary Historical
'The Freedom of Falling'
YA Novel in Verse
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.