virtual event open to the public, including all Girls Write Now mentors, mentees & alum; required for Print 360 & Career 360 participants
Michael Mejias has been at Writers House for over two decades and founded the Writers House Intern Program (WHIP) in the year 2000. Through WHIP, he’s helped place nearly 400 young people in their first publishing jobs, with a third of those placements coming from BIPoC communities. He’s also the principal designer of the Writers House Mentor Initiative (WHMI), a completely virtual mentoring and training experience, for BIPoC-identifying people, who are either interested in or in the initial stages of a publishing career.. Additionally, Mr. Mejias is the founding executive director of Inkluded and the principal designer of Inkluded Academy, a free publishing course for college graduates from the BIPoC space.
Inkluded is a nonprofit championing diversity in publishing by training and placing young people from underrepresented groups into their first publishing jobs. Through our programming, we support and embolden marginalized voices, collaborate with like-minded organizations, and facilitate actionable discourse regarding the lack of diversity in our business. In doing so, we make the literary community a more welcoming and aware space for all readers, writers, and industry professionals. Inkluded Academy participants have gone on to work across departments at Workman, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Oxford University Press, and more prestigious publishing houses.
all mentees, all mentors, program alum and the public