Mentees in our Writing 360 program publish their boundary-pushing written work in our annual award-winning literary journal.
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.
The Feminist Bookshelf
Girls Write Now Unmuted: The 2021 Anthology
To be unmuted right now requires a new brand of bravery, and these young writers show how it’s done. Using stories, poems, essays, fiction, drama, interviews and more, they report on a global pandemic, a climate crisis and the movement for racial equality. In a world pushed to the precipice of change, in a society that values the tried and true over the dynamic and new, the Girls Write Now class of 2021 is breaking the chains and showing what it means to speak loud, clear and true—to be unmuted.