Amazon Literary Partnership Supports Girls Write Now’s Mission to Amplify Diverse Stories
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GIRLS WRITE NOW SELECTED AS
AMAZON LITERARY PARTNERSHIP 2023 GRANT RECIPIENT
Grant to Be Earmarked for
Girls Write Now Annual Anthology and Publications
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (July 20, 2023)
The Amazon Literary Partnership today announced that Girls Write Now received a grant to support its program and operations. Girls Write Now is among the list of 93 Amazon Literary Partnership Grant Recipients this year. In 2023, the Amazon Literary Partnership awarded nearly $1M in funding to literary nonprofit organizations.
The Amazon Literary Partnership supports writers to help tell their stories and find their readers, empowering writers to create, publish, learn, teach, experiment and thrive. Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has been committed to uplifting and amplifying the voices of overlooked or marginalized writers by supporting the literary community through grants to writing programs and nonprofit literary organizations, including groups like Girls Write Now whose mission is to break down the barriers of gender, race, age and poverty to mentor and train the next generation of writers and leaders for life. Together, our community channels the power of our voices and stories to shape culture, impact industries and inspire change.
“When young women and gender expansive youth are given a platform for their stories, they can change their lives, their communities, and our future for the better,” Founder and Executive Director Maya Nussbaum said. “Amazon Literary Partnership has funded Girls Write Now’s anthologies annually since 2010, including Girls Write Now On the Other Side of Everything: 2023 Anthology. The joy of seeing writers as young as fourteen holding their published work in their hands is unparalleled. Over the 12 years that Amazon Literary Partnership has supported us, we have grown to provide a publishing platform for writers aged 14-24 as well as mentors aged 25-95. This includes our print anthology as well as our digital platform, Stories by Girls Write Now, and our podcast, Speaking in First Draft. For 25 years, we have been breaking down barriers for marginalized writers, and we are grateful to continue this work with Amazon Literary Partnership.”
“It’s an honor to fund these vital institutions that support writers in all aspects of their writing career,” said Al Woodworth, Manager of the Amazon Literary Partnership. “At Amazon, we believe in the power of the written word to expand our thinking, advance our empathy, and change our world. We are grateful for the incredible work that these organizations do to champion writers and their stories, today and every day.”
About Girls Write Now
Girls Write Now breaks down barriers of gender, race, age and poverty to mentor and train the next generation of writers and leaders for life. Together, our community channels the power of our voices and stories to shape culture, impact industries and inspire change.
About The Amazon Literary Partnership
Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has provided more than $16 million in grant funding to more than 160 literary organizations, assisting many thousands of writers. Among the organizations Amazon has supported over the years include the Asian American Writers Workshop, National Book Foundation, PEN America, Poets & Writers, Graywolf Press, Lambda Literary Foundation, Loft Literary Center, National Novel Writing Month, Words Without Borders, Yaddo, WriteGirl, and many more. Through Amazon’s annual grants, Amazon supports literary centers, writing workshops, residencies, fellowships, literary magazines, independent publishers, and poetry and translation programs. Writers supported by some of these organizations have gone on to become best-selling and award-winning authors.
To learn more about the Amazon Literary Partnership, please visit www.amazonliterarypartnership.com.