Mentees in our programs publish their boundary-pushing written work in our annual award-winning literary journal.
“The Girls Write Now anthology showcases just how much talent and wisdom young people have to offer if we truly listen and give them a platform from which to speak. These are the voices we should all be uplifting.”
— ANDREA BEATRIZ ARANGO, author of Newbery Honor winner Iveliz Explains It All
Each year, Girls Write Now publishes a print anthology showcasing the work of today’s next-generation voices. These books showcase 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.
Our Award-Winning Print Anthologies
For the last five years, our anthologies have been published in partnership with Dutton Books, Amazon Literary Partnership, and Feminist Press. We are grateful for their support in championing the young voices featured here.
Girls Write Now On the Other Side of Everything: The 2023 Anthology
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 punctuate the darkness? 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.