Permission to Write is a digital literary journal and membership community aimed at amplifying the voices of writers of color.


Who we are 

Our goal is to cultivate the craft of independent writers of color, give them space to create, a platform to amplify their voices, and a community to support their journey. We want to help readers find their new favorite writer and help writers grow and find new audiences for their work.


“We are amplifying the voices of writers of color through this platform. Diverse voices in literature and publishing matter."

— Ashley M. Coleman, Editor-in-Chief


Literary Journal

This quarterly publication features essays, fiction, creative non-fiction and more from writers of color from across the country. We provide a platform for marginalized voices in literature to be discovered. In addition, the journal features author spotlights, writing prompts, instructional material and more for writers to continue to hone their craft and cultivate their voice. Learn more about submitting work or signing up for our mailing list.

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Membership Community

Not only do we provide the stage for completed works through the digital journal, we want to help you in the journey of becoming as a writer. Learn more about our membership program for writers which includes monthly sessions with experienced writing mentors.

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