REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! 39 WRITERS OF COLOR HAVE COMMITTED TO OVER ONE MILLION WORDS OF SPECULATIVE FICTION IN NOVEMBER! CHEER THEM ON USING #VOICESONFIYAH ON TWITTER.
What it is:
November’s not just for novels! FIYAH Literary Magazine is partnering with WCNV to bring you the Voices on Fiyah 50K project for NaNoWriMo 2017.
That probably reads like gibberish, right? So let’s break it down.
Writers from Color & Native Voices (WCNV) hosted a novel pitch event in 2016, designed to amplify works by writers marginalized along racial/ethnic lines.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)’s mission is to get writers of novel-length fiction to dedicate the month of November to composing 50,000 words of their own novels.
So speculative fiction (FIYAH) + writers of color (WCNV) + 50,000 words in November (WriMo) = The Voices On Fiyah 50K.
How it works:
The Voices on Fiyah 50K event is open to all short speculative fiction writers identifying as Black, Native/First Nation, or otherwise “Of Color.” Sign up to be part of FIYAH Literary Magazine + WCNV’s team generating [at least] 50,000 words of speculative fiction together in the month of November. Are you a flash fiction writer? Think you can write a 7k short in 30 days? How about a 15k novelette? Whatever your individual word count goals, we’ll keep you accountable for it, and post resources, prompts, and writers block-busters using the #voicesonfiyah hashtag on Twitter. On November 1st, we’ll tell you where and how to give us weekly updates about your contribution to the goal and maybe even brag about you online.
There’s a prize at the end of this rainbow, too. 😉