“My whole life has been supported by the gift of being given the space to tell stories. Seeing these brilliant and driven young women take on the world through words gives me so much hope for the future, both of television and the world” – Jenni Konner, executive producer, writer, and director of HBO’s Girls and cofounder of LennyLetter.com
We take the strongest, boundary-pushing work each girl writes from the Writing & Mentoring Program and collect it each year in our award-winning literary journal. For the Digital Media Mentoring Program, we have exhibited their groundbreaking work through both online multimedia anthologies and an art book featuring their digital creations. We publish pieces from all of our mentors and mentees, showcasing the stories that surprise us and stretch our understanding of the world and ourselves.
The Girls Write Now anthology has been recognized as the 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, and the New York Book Festival.
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.”
Read selections from each anthology, and buy your own.