Here are some resources that have helped/continue to help me on my journey as an author. Several of them are BIPOC focused. Definitely peruse each website as several of these organizations/communities offer mentorships, fellowships, residencies, awards, and opportunities to get your name out there and practice submitting your work. The deadlines for many of the mentorships and competitions via these organizations really helped me with accountability. Even if I didn't get chosen, I made solid progress on my projects.
Looking for more South Asian Kidlit? Check out Author Darshana Khiani's website for a thoughtfully and meticulously put together list of South Asian releases from 2016 to present day: South Asian Kidlit List
Want to diversify your bookshelf? Here are SOME of my absolute favorite BIPOC kidlit reads: