Author Alix Kates Shulman on Girls Write Now. Video production by Open Road Integrated Media


“Girls Write Now is limited only by budget as the creative energy of its community constantly gives rise to new ways to serve girls’ diverse needs.” – Hope Pordy, GWN Attorney

Whether it’s a five-figure grant from an established foundation, a $25 check from a mentor’s friend, or a a pro bono donation from a graphic designer… donations of all varieties make our work possible. Our supporters demonstrate their commitment to the next generation of women writers by sharing their skills, financial resources, and unique voices, and we in turn are extraordinarily grateful. We couldn’t do it without you. Read more about our supporters below.

Girls Write Now puts every penny possible into programs.

Girls Write Now puts every penny possible into programs. Infographic by Christina Beard



2012 Annual Report

Get a glimpse of our collaborative efforts detailed by our 15th Anniversary 2012 annual report. Inside you’ll meet the women shaping the future of writing and mentoring, to whom we are indebted. If you’re not already at the table, pull up a seat and join the conversation.



At Girls Write Now, we are proud to be supported by an ever-expanding community of donors. Without their generosity, we would not be where we are today: overlooking the Manhattan skyline, surrounded by girls scribbling in notebooks! Our heroes…



If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that you can’t make it alone. This is as true for nonprofits as it is for writers. We are indebted to our friends at arts, education, and media outlets across the city and beyond.

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers

Diverse, dazzling, award-winning poets, playwrights, novelists, journalists and more share their craft and model literary success. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Judy Blundell, Kate Christensen, Annette Gordon-Reed, Tayari Jones, Jenny Lumet, Julie Powell, Amy Robach, Alix Kates Shulman, Emma Straub…Get to know them like we did.

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Meet The Community
This year, at the 2014 Girls Write Now Awards, we honored Gloria Steinem, Roberta Kaplan, and Dawn L. Davis. Check out honoree remarks, photos, press, and an event summary!
In Our Words
A Girl's #Right2Write, Getting Into it with Bridgett M. Davis & the Brooklyn Book Fest — check out September @ GWN!
International Day of the Girl
Girls Write Now is celebrating International Day of the Girl on October 10th! Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a roundtable discussion with Beena Kamlani, Robin Morgan, Rachel Fershleiser, Bridgett M. Davis, Farrin Jacobs, and mentee-alum Taysha Clark. Buy tickets today!