In alignment with our mission, Go On Girl! has supported up and coming authors since 2000 in the form of scholarships and awards. Authors of the African diaspora offer a rich perspective on life and are often missing in the mainstream promotions of literature. So, it is our honor to encourage responsible writing of this beautiful literature. The Unpublished Writer Award and The Aspiring Writer Scholarship is also our way of strengthening the world community’s recognition of literature written by people of the African diaspora.
To be eligible for the Unpublished Writer's Award, applicants must: be a US citizen or resident of African descent; reside in the United States; and be unpublished (this includes novels, short stories, articles and essays published in magazines, journals or other print or online media), as well as not be self-published. Applicants must submit an original, unpublished work of fiction (short story or novel excerpt) not to exceed 2000 typed words on double spaced pages. Applicants must also include a cover sheet with identifying information and a 250-word biographical profile including your writing goals and current status as a writer and a photo.