Home page FIFTH ANNUAL GIRLS WRITE NOW AWARDS, TUESDAY, MAY 23 Honoring Zadie Smith, Sophia Amoruso, Ilana Glazer, Melissa Harris-Perry, Abbi Jacobson, and Elaine WelterothCHAPTERS READING SERIES With keynote speakers Hala Alyan, Emma Cline, Emma Straub, and Karina Glaser QWERTY DIGITAL MEDIA EXHIBITION, JUNE 2 The QWERTY Digital Media Exhibition showcases innovative genre-and medium-bending work by our mentees. Join us as Jenna Wortham from New York Times Magazine moderates a panel of professional women media-makers from Twitter, Giphy and more! APPLY TO BE A GIRLS WRITE NOW MENTOR OR MENTEE!Life is better in twos. Apply by June 1 to be a mentor or mentee and start your next chapter. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so submit early!GIRLS WRITE NOW IN THE NEWS Recently featured in The Nation, New York Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, Upworthy, and BustleRISE SPEAK CHANGERise Speak Change: The Girls Write Now 2017 Anthology showcases today's fearless stories and will be published in May. Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, writes: “The stories in this anthology harness the power of women. Read them. Share them."