New Black Writers Program

supported by Hip Hop Forum Digital Magazine.

For new/unpublished Black American, First Nations (in Australia) people with an interest in learning journalistic skills, who also want to write on hip-hop, Black culture and politics or any other subjects.

There is no age limit now, but the key focus of the program remains the same. Our goal is to increase the access and representation of Black people in the media in the US and Australia, while developing core skills.

Participate in an informal program, led by experienced Paris-based journalist, Madeleine Byrne (

Learn how to conduct interviews, structure articles, approach editors, etc.

Get personalised feedback on your work in a supportive environment. Make contacts with other writers: get published.

There are no limits on what you write, or how you say it. The goal here is to develop your voice.

Send an email to (with 'Writers Program' as the subject) with an example of your work, or an introduction to you and what you're looking for by May 1st.

Disclaimer: this program is to develop your writing skills, and won't necessarily lead to a job or make you money, though I'm more than happy to be a professional referee if you need it in the future