Lampblack is a community of Black poets, storytellers, critics, and creatives committed to fighting inequity and injustice in the literary community and at large. Together, we strive to support Black writers and increase engagement with their work.

Direct aid is a critical component of our mission. We currently offer up to $100 a week to a Black writer who has been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Direct Aid for Black Writers

Every week for the remainder of 2021, Lampblack will give up to $100 to a Black poet, storyteller, or essayist in need. If you identify as Black, if you write, if you could use a little help, fill out...

Service Category: Money