midnight & indigo

Creative Writing instructor, online Writing Program for Black women writers

Are you a writer, editor, teacher, or aspiring contributor with a knack for instruction and storytelling? If that's you, we'd love to hear from you. We launched our Program in  2022, focused on offering writing, craft, genre-based, and workshopping classes to Black women writers of all experience levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). You may view upcoming offerings at midnight-indigo.com

Our instructors have a wide range of teaching, writing, and experience levels — we encourage you to apply even if you are new to or are looking for teaching experience. We recommend reviewing our published works and course offerings at www.midnightandindigo.com for a sense of our content and the writer population we serve. 

This is a contract position. The per-hour pay scale is commensurate with instructor experience, course curriculum and time commitment. All classes are held via Zoom.

Applications will be accepted via Submittable until all positions are filled.

We are interested in course proposals based on:

  • Short story writing
  • Novel writing
  • Craft (Character development, plot, dialogue, scene, etc.)
  • Genre-based courses (Speculative, Romance, 
  • Speculative 
  • Essay Writing
  • Editing
  • Book Analysis and discussion (works by Black and POC writers only)
  • Workshopping
  • Also open to your ideas!

General Guidelines

  • Classes must focus on craft, with intentionality around helping writers to become more confident, skilled, and effective in their prose
  • Classes should include a combination of lecture/instruction, writing exercises, and in-class discussions
  • Our class offerings will include 1-day, 2-day, 2-week, 4-week, and 6-week seminars
  • Individual class sessions will run for a minimum of 90 minutes to a maximum of 3 hours each
  • The application will remain open until positions are filled

How to apply:
To apply, please submit your course inquiry via our Submittable form at https://midnightindigo.submittable.com/s....

About midnight & indigo
midnight & indigo is a literary organization founded in 2018 to provide a space for Black women writers to share their work with the world. With an emphasis on celebrating short fiction and essay writing, we exist to make a meaningful contribution to the rich Black literary tradition while providing a platform to elevate our voices. Since our inception, we have published 260+ Black women writers across the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, Asia, and Australia. In addition to our digital publication, we publish a bi-annual literary journal and facilitate an online writing program for Black women writers. 

Contact Information

Ianna Small, CEO & Executive Editor