The Word | A Storytelling Sanctuary fights for cultural equity through the literary arts. Our mission is: To promote voices from underserved communities and diverse backgrounds, to honor the stories of those who have faced adversity and injustice, and to provide a sanctuary space where these groups will see themselves in literature.
What We Do
We provide support for and build community among writers and publishing professionals from marginalized backgrounds. Our programs include, among others: The Editor-Writer Mentorship, connecting upcoming diverse writers with experienced editors; the BIPOC Bookseller Award, celebrating innovative and engaged BIPOC booksellers; and the [margins.] conference, a space where writers from an intersection of marginalized backgrounds gather in community and engage in workshops and discussions to support healthy writing careers.