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Litro is committed to fostering an inclusive arts platform that empowers creative talents worldwide, focusing on promoting diverse voices and narratives that challenge the status quo within the creative establishment and the publishing industry. As part of our ongoing effort to amplify underrepresented stories and perspectives, we are proud to introduce the Empower: Minority Leadership Excellence Fellowship.

This fellowship is designed for young, innovative, and driven creatives eager to make a tangible impact on the publishing industry. We are looking for individuals with fresh ideas for editorial, business, marketing, or digital projects that not only safeguard the progress made in diversifying the literary and creative arts but also propel it forward.

If you're prepared to take an active role in shaping your career and pioneering new directions within the publishing sector, we invite you to apply to the Empower: Minority Leadership Excellence Fellowship. Successful applicants will gain the mentorship of industry veterans, receiving both the support and the guidance needed to bring their visionary projects to life.

Application Requirements:

- Submit a detailed proposal for an innovative project within the publishing industry, which may encompass digital development and software innovations among others. Outline the project’s objectives, key steps for implementation, and a comprehensive SWOT analysis (highlighting its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats).

- Along with your project pitch, include a cover letter (up to 1,000 words) addressing the following points:

  - Your current or desired involvement in the publishing industry.

  - A brief overview of your professional and academic background leading up to this moment.

  - The rationale behind your project choice, why you are uniquely positioned to succeed, and the resources you require to bring your idea to fruition.

Please ensure that your submission, formatted in 12-point Times New Roman font, includes any supporting images or graphics, page numbers, and your full name, contact number, and email address at the beginning of both the cover letter and project pitch.

The selected fellows will not only receive expert mentorship but also a year-long paid position at Litro Magazine, offering a significant platform to refine their skills and actualize their project ideas.

We eagerly await your submissions and the opportunity to collaborate on advancing the future of the publishing industry.

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