The first Colorism Healing Writing contest launched January 1, 2014. Since then, diverse people from around the world have submitted close to 1,000 poems and essays. Hosting the contest and publishing the work of contestants has been one of my most fulfilling projects, and it has taught me so much about my craft and about myself. I have been blessed to work with talented and accomplished judges, sponsors, editors, designers, and writers. This page documents the contests over the years. Click on a year to see details about winners, judges, editor’s picks, and more.


No Contest in 2015



Watch 2017 Live Book Launch


Watch 2018 Live Book Launch (in 2 parts)




No Contest in 2019, but we’ll be back!

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