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A mentorship and publishing opportunity
for an Indigenous or Black writer, or a writer of colour,
between the ages of 18–28 living in Canada

An imprint of Arsenal Pulp Press

VS. Books was founded by artist Vivek Shraya in 2017 to create more inter­generational dialogue and support for artists of colour. Each year, Vivek offers a mentorship opportunity for a young writer who is Indigenous, Black, or a person of colour, as well as a publishing contract with Arsenal Pulp Press under the VS. Books imprint.

Our next open call is tentatively slated for 2020. Please check back for updates or follow us on social media.