Home page GIRLS WRITE NOW IS TURNING 20! WHAT’S NEXT? Girls Write Now is celebrating its 20th anniversary! What’s next? We are strengthening our commitment to the next generation of women writers and we want you to be a part of the plan.CHAMPION YOUNG WRITERSOur champions: Zadie Smith, Ilana Glazer, Roxane Gay, Gloria Steinem, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and 20 years of dedicated mentors and authorsHIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIFTH ANNUAL GIRLS WRITE NOW AWARDS We honored Zadie Smith, Sophia Amoruso, Ilana Glazer, Melissa Harris-Perry, Abbi Jacobson, and Teen Vogue's Elaine Welteroth emceed with mentee Daleelah Saleh.RISE SPEAK CHANGERise Speak Change: The Girls Write Now 2017 Anthology showcases today's fearless stories. Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, writes: “The stories in this anthology harness the power of women. Read them. Share them."QWERTY EXHIBITION & MULTIMEDIA ANTHOLOGY Watch the QWERTY panel, moderated by Jenna Wortham from New York Times Magazine and consisting of professional women media-makers from Twitter, Giphy, and more, and see the innovative genre-and medium-bending work by our mentees. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 CHAPTERS READING SERIES Check out our recap of CHAPTERS, featuring keynote speakers Hala Alyan, Emma Cline, Emma Straub, and Karina Glaser at the N-Y Historical Society. Sponsored in part by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.GIRLS WRITE NOW IN THE NEWS Recently featured in The Nation, New York Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, Upworthy, and Bustle. Time Out New York names Girls Write Now one of 10 organizations making New York a better place.