Amplify Writers supports the career development of writers with lived experiences, identities, and backgrounds that are underrepresented in publishing and the literary ecosystem.
We value diversity in the writers who tell the stories that shape our world, and we believe in the power of literary community to support writers to develop their careers.
We believe that mainstream publishing underrepresents diverse lived experiences, and that we have a role to play in dismantling white supremacist culture and advancing equity and justice by supporting writers from marginalized communities to reach a wider audience.
We understand that a writer’s success publishing and promoting their work often depends on career support that isn’t equally accessible to all, and that emerging writers–especially those from marginalized communities–need greater access to resources that will support their professional development.
We value literary community in which writers learn from each other’s experiences, support each other’s growth, and celebrate each other’s successes.
We seek to create safe and inclusive spaces for emerging writers to connect with each other and feel a sense of shared community that will enable them to support each other’s career development.
Working in community with these writers, we offer free or low-cost professional development that meets the community’s needs and leverages existing expertise around publishing and promoting books.
By supporting writers from underrepresented communities and championing their work in our newsletter, we hope to increase readers’ exposure to diverse perspectives and stories.