Share Your Writing for Social Change

Be an agent of social change! Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute (PPGJLI) is sponsoring the Writing For Social Change Competition. Manuscripts should focus on the topic of cultural preservation for inclusion in the anthology. The competition has two categories: fiction and nonfiction. Essays of fiction should be 500-1,000 words in length; nonfiction essays are 1,000-1,200 words in length.

Submission Deadline:
February 28, 2023

Authors must be over 18, a Minnesota resident, and of African American heritage.

Need Inspiration?
Find resources on writing that creates social change here.
You’ll also find four helpful videos and the form to submit your manuscript in here.

Four winners will each receive a $1,500 cash prize and 10 copies of their published book.

This is a great opportunity to hone your writing skills, and and share personal insights on your vision for producing social change in our communities. Best of luck!

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