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Awards and Honors


Writer’s Digest — 101 Best Websites for Writers

Check out the full list in the May/June issues for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Named “Best of the Best” in 2017.

The Write Life — 100 Best Websites for Writers 2017 and 2018



TV Appearances

Women Inspired

Bedford TV, MA

Gabriela Pereira appeared on the Bedford TV show Women Inspired with Linda Ugelow. In this interview, Gabriela talks about the concept behind DIY MFA and shares insights about writing and creativity. Watch the full episode here.





By Jeff Tamarkin  |  The Writer, July 2017

DIY MFA was featured in Jeff Tamarkin’s “Class Action” column in The Writer magazine. This column regularly spotlights innovative writing programs, courses, and residencies, like the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Workshop and the Highlights Foundation workshops. It’s an honor to be featured to appear in the same column that has written up such high-level programs. Read the online article here.

Freelance Articles

Gabriela Pereira’s writing has appeared in several publications.

The Great Revision Pyramid” (Writer’s Digest, September 2015) has been reprinted in Skriva (November/December 2015), the Writer’s Digest Yearbook: Writing Basics (Spring 2016), and The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition (Writer’s Digest Books, 2016).

“List Factors” (Writer’s Digest, May/June 2016) has been posted online at the Writer’s Digest website. Read the online article here.


Podcast and Radio Interviews

21st Century Creative

Publishing Profits Podcast

Food Blogger Pro

Create If Writing (Double Feature!)

Why Writers Need Community

How to Discover your Writing Process

Blogger to Author Podcast (Triple Feature!)

Writing Great Fiction and Memoirs

Write Your Book Like a Pro

You Don’t Need an MFA to Be a Writer

Crazy Ambition

The Secret Library Podcast

Additional Appearances



Info for Press

To book an interview with Gabriela, contact her via email at gabriela [at] DIYMFA [dot] com or by phone at (646) 820-8149. For a more info on her background, check out her LinkedIn profile.

Short Bio

Gabriela Pereira is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who wants to challenge the status quo of higher education. As the founder and instigator of, her mission is to empower writers, artists and other creatives to take an entrepreneurial approach to their education and professional growth.

Gabriela earned her MFA in writing from The New School and speaks at college campuses and national conferences. She is also the host of DIY MFA Radio, a popular podcast where she interviews bestselling authors and book industry professionals and author of the book DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community.

Super-Short Bio

Gabriela Pereira is the founder of, the do-it-yourself alternative to a Masters degree in writing. She is also a speaker, podcast host for DIY MFA Radio, and author of the book DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community (Writer’s Digest Books, July 2016).

Author Photos

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