Dianca London Potts

Dianca London Potts
Dianca London Potts



The New School for Public Engagement

Arcadia University

Temple University



Creative Writing

Pop Culture

Black Studies


  • Dianca is a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow, a VONA Voices alumna, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and the former online editor of Well-Read Black Girl.
  • Her words have been featured in Lenny Letter, The Village Voice, Vice, Glamour, and elsewhere.
  • Dianca’s memoir, "Planning for the Apocalypse," is forthcoming from 37 Ink.


Dianca London Potts is a Brooklyn-based writer who has written for Electric Literature, Read it Forward, Nylon, Shondaland, and Self, among other publications. She is also a former editor of Lenny Letter and of Well-Read Black Girl. She is an unwavering believer in the transformative power of storytelling and is currently working on her debut memoir "Planning for the Apocalypse" via 37 ink.


Dianca earned her BA in English from Temple University, her MA in English and her MA in Humanities from Arcadia University, and her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School for Public Engagement.

Other work:

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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