“Girls Write Now reminds me
daily that there is always
light if only we are brave
enough to see it, if only we are
brave enough to be it.”
POET ACTIVIST AND GIRLS WRITE NOW HONOREE
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: 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.
Do you know what it’s like to communicate with your family across a salty ocean’s divide? Do you want the sun and moon to enter your home with stories written in embers? Do you seek voices that will shatter expectations? Welcome to the other side of everything. It’s the other side of silence, the other side of childhood, the other side of hate, the other side of indifference, it’s the other side of sides, where the binary breaks down. It’s a new paradigm, a destination, a different perspective, a mindset, a state of openness, the space between the endless folds in your forehead, hopes for tomorrow, and reflections on the past. This anthology of diverse voices is an everything bagel of literary genres and love songs, secrets whispered in the dark of night, conversations held with ancestors under the sea.
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“Girls Write Now reminds me daily that there is always light if only we are brave enough to see it, if only we are brave enough to be it.”
Poet-Activist & Girls Write Now Honoree
Advance Praise for ‘On the other side of everything’
“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