Calling All Alum—
Mentees, Mentors, Board, Staff, Interns, Teaching Artists & Volunteers:
It’s Time to Come Home!
Once you join Girls Write Now, you have us for life! As we head into our 25th anniversary, we’re calling all alumni to get in touch.
You can enjoy the immense opportunities, powerful networks, and limitless talent of our diverse, multi-generational community—while offering your unique resources to the next generation of voices the world needs to hear.
Please update your contact information and check off the areas you are interested in. Then our team will follow up with more information and next steps.
For additional inquiries or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
STORYGROWING (RE)JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
JOIN THE COLLABORATORY AS A YEARLONG MENTOR OR MENTEE
The Collaboratory is Girls Write Now’s new home for our expansive community of mentors & mentees To connect And create. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply by July 10, 2023 to be eligible for the 2023-24 year.
BE A TEACHING ARTIST
At Girls Write Now, we have been honored to work with incredible speakers, authors, and teachers who pass on their passion and wisdom through multi-genre, multimedia, professional development, and wellness workshops and events. Teaching Artists bring their expertise to our community by hosting salons, leading workshops, facilitating trainings, and more.
BE A WELLNESS ADVISOR
Our advisors are must be licensed mental health professionals who provide Girls Write Now mentors and staff with guidance in handling sensitive issues and difficult situations they may encounter with their mentees. Additionally, Wellness Advisors help train mentors in teen mental health and social-emotional youth development. Ready to apply now?
BE A CAREER GUIDE
Career Guides are volunteers who support our mentees and fellow alum with everything job-related. One time resume review, interview coaching, recruiter connection tips, and more! Ready to apply now?
BE A COLLEGE GUIDE
College guides are volunteers who support our mentees with the college application process. They lead workshops on how to craft components of college and scholarship applications, meet one-to-one with high school juniors and seniors and their mentors to provide advice and feedback on application materials, and support with the college decision making process. Ready to apply now?
STORYKEEPING SHARE YOUR STORIES
FEATURE YOUR STORY ON LIFE@GWN BLOG
Life@GWN introduces the Girls Write Now storykeepers, spotlighting different members of our community during their time with and beyond Girls Write Now. Are you up to something cool these days? Interested in telling the story of your time at Girls Write Now? Have wisdom you’d like to pass down to younger mentees? Life@GWN is the place for you!
SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO GIRLS WRITE NOW STORIES
Submit your original writing and multimedia art to be featured on our publishing platform, Girls Write Now Stories! Set up an author page and get the opportunity to be featured in in one of our collections or publications.
READ GIRLS WRITE NOW STORIES & COLLECTIONS
Girls Write Now Stories features thousands of pieces of writing, including collections on time, bodily autonomy, identity, sexuality, climate activism, gender equality, and more. Receive exclusive story packages once a month starting this spring.
GET INTERVIEWED FOR OUR PODCAST SPEAKING IN FIRST DRAFT
We’re demystifying the writing process by asking Girls Write Now community members to share their works-in-progress, first drafts, napkin scribbles, and any other unpolished writing gems. As a Girls Write Now creator, you will be interviewed about your process, vision for your work, and what this community means to you.
ADD YOUR BOOK TO THE MENTOR & MENTEE BOOK DIRECTORY
Have you published a book? Add it to our directory of publications by mentees, mentors, and alumni. Get eyes on your work, publicize to our expansive community, and be a part of the Girls Write Now library for life.
STORYTELLING JOIN OUR EDITORIAL INITIATIVES
JOIN THE WEB EDITORIAL COMMITTEE
Are you interested in learning more about Girls Write Now’s publishing platform, and our digital publication process? Our Web Editorial Committee plays a lead role with editorial, design, and publication of all Girls Write Now Stories, blazing the trail for a new era of publishing.
JOIN THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SEEKING NEW MEMBERS IN PUBLICITY AND MARKETING
The 25th Anniversary Book Editorial Advisory Committee is a select group of mentees, mentors, alumni, and community members who are not just telling their stories, but deciding how those stories should be told. This Committee is shaping, editing, and promoting our new book published by HarperCollins set for release in Spring of 2024.
JOIN THE PRINT ANTHOLOGY COMMITTEE
SEEKING MEMBERS FOR THE GIRLS WRITE NOW 2024 ANTHOLOGY
Girls Write Now’s Print Anthology Committee stewards our annual anthology from first draft to final publication. Members edit mentee and mentor submissions and support publicity and media. Published in partnership with Penguin Random House’s Dutton Books for the past five years, the 2023 edition is set for release in May. As we put to bed this year’s anthology, we’re forming our committee for next year!
STORYCASTING SPREAD THE WORD
Dreams are universal; opportunity is not. Girls Write Now offers a brave space, inspired curriculum, and a welcoming community that—now more than ever—are essential to the development of the next generation of leaders. By lending your support, you can help young writers create opportunity for themselves and their communities for generations to come. Ready to donate now?
BE A NEXT-GEN PHILANTHROPIST
This year, Girls Write Now launches a Next-Gen Philanthropy Initiative, entitled The Story Changes Minds. What we have always had to give is our Time, our Stories, and access to our Communities. Money, or the lack thereof, has often prevented us from viewing ourselves through a philanthropic lens. Our goal is to raise a generation of philanthropists—givers and advocates. Girls Write Now will help provide mentees, and our community-at-large, greater control over our world and our own destinies.
SUPPORT WITH PRESS, MEDIA, & BRANDING
Girls Write Now is always looking for ways to elevate, refine, and share our community, programs, and media brand. If you’re a member of the press looking to write a story about your time at Girls Write Now, a PR professional willing to donate your time, or a social media pro full of ideas to innovate our feed, reach out!
STORYSEEDING COLLEGE & CAREER PREP
JOIN A COLLEGE & CAREER CHAT
In Career Chats, mentees gain exposure to various industries by networking with employees—Girls Write Now “mentors for the day”—across publishing, media, beauty, finance, and more. Professionals share their journeys, advice for breaking into their industry, and how they are charting a course for a successful career.
In College Chats, mentees meet with Girls Write Now “mentors for the day” to talk about why their alma maters might be right for mentees, including tips and tricks for navigating everything from the application and interview process, to campus life, majors, and writing your thesis.
BE PART OF OUR CAREER360 PROGRAM
Career360 helps mentees and alumni plan for future career paths and take proactive steps towards achieving career and life goals. Our mentors help Girls Write Now community members ages 19-29 learn more about themselves and their desired career journeys through intentional reflection and personalized one-to-one coaching to hone networking skills, present value to employers, and land the job.
APPLY FOR A GIRLS WRITE NOW INTERNSHIP
Do you enjoy Girls Write Now workshops and events? Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes? Open to early career alum, our internships offer the opportunity to contribute your ideas and watch them come to life—while growing your editorial and tech skills through hands on experience shaping digital content.