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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

The open call for VS. Books 2018 is now closed! Thank you to all the young writers who have applied. I am so honoured and excited to dig in to your works, and we hope to have a response to all of you by end of October. And thank you to everyone who helped to spread the word!


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.