Write Now! SF Bay

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Write Now! SF Bay has been led by and for Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2015. We support writers and visual artists by • building multicultural solidarity around our unique identities as people of color by • reclaiming our culture and history • nurturing personal and community well-being, and • promoting civil liberties and social justice. We offer • Year-round free or donation-based creative writing workshops • Readings, panels, and other public events • Anthologies and mini publications in print, with plans to expand online. In the past sis years over 400 BIPOC writers and artists have participated in our programs. We bring together established and emerging writers across race, class, age, and other barriers. We publish poets, memoirists, fiction writers, essayists, visual artists and more. Our work reflects the complex realities of San Francisco’s 60% people of color—from the formerly homeless to educators, healers, activists, and just plain folks working for change. We have been fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts for three years.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Instagram
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Shizue Seigel
Contact Title
Director and Editor in chief
Submissions Policy
• We seek BIPOC writers./visual artists (and selected allies) of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, economic or emigration status,. We publish all genres, but are particularly interested in reality-based writing backed by lived experience.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
Year Founded
Number Of Books Published Per Year
Titles In Print
Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color; Civil Liberties United; Endangered Species, Enduring Values; My First Hundred Years; Talking to Strangers mini publication series
Number Of Issues Per Year
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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