Arriving in Bookstores on Tuesday, May 23rd
In partnership with Dutton Books, Amazon Literary Partnership, and Feminist Press, Girls Write Now is thrilled to announce our newest publication, Girls Write Now On the Other Side of Everything: The 2023 Anthology. Set for release on Tuesday, May 23rd, the anthology is a multi-genre showcase of the best writing from today’s next-gen voices and leaders.
Join us on Wednesday, May 31st, at P&T Knitwear for an official release party to celebrate the Girls Write Now Class of 2023, listen to a selection of performances, and come together in community to witness the power of stories to change minds.
Featuring the Work of Class of 2023 Mentees & a Foreword from Chrissy King
Chrissy King is a writer, speaker, strength coach, and educator with a passion for creating a diverse and inclusive wellness industry. She empowers individuals to stop shrinking, start taking up space, and use their energy to create their specific magic in the world. With degrees in social justice and sociology from Marquette University, Chrissy merges her passion for social justice with her passion for fitness to empower individuals within the fitness and wellness industry to create spaces that allow individuals from all backgrounds to feel seen, welcome, respected, and celebrated. Pre-order Chrissy’s debut book, The Body Liberation Project, here.
Advance Praise for ‘Taking Root’
“Writing is a path to freedom, and Girls Write Now points young people toward this path, empowering them to create bold, imaginative, original work. This collection is a powerful chorus of their voices.”—DEESHA PHILYAW, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, winner of the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
“In a world that often encourages girls and gender expansive youth to listen rather than speak, Girls Write Now reminds us our power lies in boldly using our words and voices—as forces for change, to uplift one another, and to thoughtfully write and share the stories that matter most.”—CRYSTAL MALDONADO, No Filter and Other Lies
“The writing in these pages burns bright with clarity and promise, and reminds us why we must nurture the vital voices of young writers. In fostering the creativity of young women and gender nonconforming youth, Girls Write Now is doing the necessary work of making space for the stories that will save us.”—MARISA SIEGEL, author of Fixed Stars and Girls Write Now mentor