Digital Writing Residency

Three month residency focusing on stories of personal and professional development.


YouNeedTRIBE is pleased to announce the call for applications: TRIBE Digital Writing Residency, a residency that aims to encourage women of color to find and share their strength and teach and guide by creating a series of articles focused on their own personal and professional journeys.

TRIBE Digital Writing Residency - Summer 17 will take place from July 1 – Sep 30,  2017.


Application requirements:

This project is open to emerging and established writers.

To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must provide:

  • “About me” statement (including description of what a TRIBE means to you)
  • Resume
  • Links/attachments to 2-3 writing samples

The successful candidate will be required to provide:

  • A summary outlining the focus and scope of your three month timeline
  • 4 writing pitches for month 1
  • Short biography
  • 1 headshot

Selection Process:

The successful candidates will be selected by the YouNeedTRIBE executive team.

Description of Residency Program

This three month residency at is a part of an annual program which aims to create a platform to share often untold personal and professional experiences of women of color.

You will experience:

  • A deeper connection to yourself and the story you have lived thus far
  • A safe and supportive space to explore your stories and give them visual representation.

We will provide:

  • A first hand opportunity to work directly with a growing platform catered to the development of women of color
  • Access to #TRIBE, a Slack group comprised of successful, dynamic women of color across industries

Duration of Residency:

July 1 – Sep 30, 2017

Expectations from the Participating resident

Writers will be expected to submit 4 300-600 word pieces/month during the duration of their residency.

With this residency we hope to get a group of writers that will explore the topics of personal journeys, money and financial literacy, sisterhood, productivity, entrepreneurship, travel, and holistic wellness.

Application information

To Apply, simply email tribe@youneedtribe with the aforementioned application requirements w/ ‘Digital Writing Residency - Summer 17’ in the subject.


Submission Deadline: June , 2017