As the only multi-genre workshop for writers-of-color in the United States,  VONA is grounded in social justice and the fostering of a community where our work is centralized in an environment that is safe, nurturing, and supportive. VONA is about mentoring emerging writers-of-color by accomplished writers-of-color. VONA Alums create a presence in spaces that have traditionally been dominated by mainstream writing.

Please read these guidelines first:

The January 2021 submission deadline is extended to midnight November 30 , 2020 (Pacific Daylight Time)--only completed applications are eligible.

Participants are notified of their acceptance by December 15, 2020. To confirm acceptance, pay a non-refundable deposit of $200 by December 20, 2020. The balance is due by 

Writers will only be able to enroll in ONE workshop; however, all are encouraged to apply for first and second choices. Thus applying in different weeks is allowed, but attendance is permitted to only one workshop over the two week period. (You will be notified accordingly of your acceptance or waitlist status to the workshops you have applied.)

Week ONE: June 21 - June 27, 2020

Week TWO: June 28 - July 4, 2020

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.