Fabulous. Ferocious. Fragile. Fresh. Female. Announcing the next edition in our award-winning anthology series, Generation F: The Girls Write Now 2018 Anthology, produced in partnership with Dutton and thanks to a charitable contribution from Amazon Literary Partnership. Featuring a foreword by Ashley C. Ford, and an introduction by Teen Vogue’s Executive Editor Samhita Mukhopadhyay, the book is set for release on May 22 (with a preview at the May 18 CHAPTERS Reading!).
We are fighters and feminists, freethinkers and forces to be reckoned with. We are fitting in (or not), fed up, fighting back, and figuring it out in classrooms, cafes, and all across New York City. Coinciding with Girls Write Now’s landmark 20th Anniversary, Generation F explores what it means to be part of a generation yet to be defined, facing unprecedented challenges, freedoms, technologies, and choices. “These young girls are the real visionaries of tomorrow and we are beyond lucky to read their stories today.” —Jenny Zhang, author of Sour Heart
Girls Write Now is a dynamic, multigenerational community of women on a mission. We are currently accepting applications for mentors and mentees for the September 2018 – June 2019 program year! Apply now — the deadline is June 1st. At Girls Write Now, we match high school girls with professional women writers and media makers as their personal mentors. Mentors and mentees explore new trends in writing from poetry, memoir, and fiction, to website creation, podcast production, and digital mapping. Together, women learn and grow through weekly pair sessions and monthly workshops, presenting and publishing their original writing by year’s end.
Girls Write Now kicked off our 20th Anniversary Celebrations with the CHAPTERS Reading Series at the New-York Historical Society. In March, we featured special guest Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood. Check out highlights from the evening and snag your tickets for our next events with keynotes and panelists including Kayleen Schaefer, Meg Wolitzer, Naima Coster, Jenny Zhang, Lynette Nylander, Jazmine Hughes, Sudi Green and more!
Girls Write Now is partnering with M. Monroe, a fine jewelry line celebrating the creativity and legacy of Marilyn Monroe. Collective womanhood is a powerful force, and the organizations align on the commitment to recognize women making their own mark on the world. Unbeknownst to many, Marilyn was an avid reader, frequently writing poems and musings. Girls Write Now’s partnership with M. Monroe comes at a time when the organization is celebrating 20 years of mentoring young women writers, all of whom share Marilyn’s drive, creativity, and self-awareness.
Girls Write Now is proud to partner with She Writes for She Writes University, an eight week series of writing classes for writers, by writers! She Writes University kicked off on April 5 with a class on finding your literary voice from National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, and each class will feature other sensational instructors including Lisa Ko, Christina Baker Kline, Caroline Leavitt, Carly Watters and more. She Writes University is the only online, live webinar-based writing program, backed by a community of nearly 30,000 fellow writers and led by an elite faculty of bestselling and award-winning authors, publishing professionals, and subject-matter experts. Find out more about She Writes University and how you can sign up now!
Girls Write Now and Belletrist team up in honor of National Poetry Month to share some of our mentees’ best original poetry.