Athenian will provide both grant-sponsored and independent writing workshops for women/trans/GNC writers. We offer workshops in all categories, such as poetry, screenwriting, journalism, fiction, creative nonfiction, genre-based fiction, short stories, and more.


Professional Development

Athenian’s team of publishing professionals wants to share its writing community connections and resources with aspiring women/GNC/trans writers looking to expand their career. We will host a variety of events that invite successful publishing professionals to work with the next generation writers, editors, etc.


Retreats, Conferences, & Festivals

Athenian’s host city, Wilmington, NC, includes a thriving writing and creative community. We will offer opportunities for women/GNC folks/trans folks to visit our literary town for both educational and entertainment interests.


Community Outreach

Our team will work with other nonprofit organizations  to provide writing retreat opportunities for those in need. Our outreach activities encourage self-expression, for both professional development and personal growth.


Educational Outreach

Athenian will visit both private and public schools to inspire children to use language as a way to express themselves and develop a creative conscious. School visits include a writing activity and take-home prompts that relate to the lesson.


Youth Camps

Every summer, we will provide week-long writing camps to girls/trans/GNC youth. Camps include several writing workshops, as well as activities designed to encourage self- expression and self-growth in young people.



Manuscript Consultation

Our team will provide professional feedback and developmental editing for authors or all kinds. If we are not the editors for your project, we will work with our community connections to find you the perfect consultant. Rates vary depending on length of manuscript and project type. Send us a sample of your work and your project needs, and we can provide a quote.


Copyediting & Proofreading

Whether you need a proofreader for your pre-press copy or a first review of your completed manuscript, our experienced copyeditors will work with you to identify the most appropriate editing plan for your work. We provide three levels of services for both creative and academic work. Rates are charged per 1,000 words and depend on the level of service.


Creative Coaching & Counseling

Perhaps there’s a book inside you, but you’re not ready bring your pen to the page. Our writing coach not only offers inspiration and goal-oriented objectives, she also provides need-to- know information about the pre-writing and publishing process. Our coach can work with you for several sessions to develop a strong book outline.


Book Design

Athenian designers have a experience in interior and exterior book formatting. Share your vision with us, and we’ll make it happen.


Interested in how you can help the future of Athenian? Join our volunteer team today!