“Giving young women the ability to express themselves with clarity and force is an act of great potential social and political power. Girls Write Now harnesses that power.” —Zadie Smith, author of Swing Time, On Beauty and White Teeth
Mentees in our Writing 360 program publish their boundary-pushing written work in our annual award-winning literary journal. Their pieces showcase the stories that surprise us and stretch our understanding of the world and ourselves.
Our anthologies have received praise from Gloria Steinem, Roxane Gay, Meg Wolitzer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Christina Baker Kline, Eve Ensler, Isaac Fitzgerald, Emily St. John Mandel, Janet Mock, and countless others. Says People magazine, “It’s hard not to be inspired.”
The Girls Write Now anthology series has been recognized as Outstanding Book of the Year in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and has earned additional honors from the International Book Awards, National Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, New York Book Festival, San Francisco Book Festival, and Paris Book Festival. Girls Write Now anthologies have been featured by Teen Vogue, Bustle, People and more.