The fellowship will help diverse, underrepresented, and previously unpublished women writers to get their first book published. To participate, women writers need to submit their manuscript, which must be a young adult story with a woman protagonist. The submission deadline is May 30, 2021.
“We know there are so many powerful stories from undiscovered voices, and now, more than ever, we need to hear them. We are so thrilled that LitUp will serve as a launchpad for a new generation of authors and provide them with the necessary tools and resources to forge formidable careers as storytellers,” Witherspoon said in a report by Hollywood Reporter.