Join the Girls Write Now Web Editorial Committee
Are you interested in learning more about Girls Write Now Stories and our digital publication process? WordPress savvy or looking to learn more about online editorial systems? Join our Web Editorial Committee! This group assists with editorial, outreach, and publication of all Girls Write Now Stories, as well as envisioning how Girls Write Now can continue to be a leader in a new era of publishing.
Girls Write Now strives to challenge the status quo system and approach of publishing and the larger media landscape to actively solve the problems within it. Our editorial approach prioritizes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Our publishing platform is a space that uplifts and promotes the work of our diverse community.
How You Can Help Grow Our Community’s Stories
Edit and Review the Work
Edit the poems, essays, stories, etc. that the community submits to be published and review the content tags for accuracy.
Create Art & Promo Images for the Work
Design graphics to accompany the poems, essays, stories, etc. that the community submits to be published.
Produce the Work
Build WordPress web pages to host the poems, essays, stories, etc. that the community submits to be published.
Top Edit & Publish the Work
Give a final edit and check to make sure the poems, essays, stories, etc. that the community submits to be published are ready to go live!
Curate & Package the Work
Identify themes and pieces that work well together to form Story Collections, complete with introductory text and images.
Promote & Share the Work
Create social media posts to expand the reach of individual pieces or collections.
Once a month, Girls Write Now holds Editorial Forums to engage our community in discussions about the nature of our work as storytellers through an activist lens. We’ve discussed the themes and topics that writers have been thinking about since Girls Write Now’s inaugural class of 1998, the way the internet creates spaces to share work and discover community, how we can celebrate intersectional diversity through the stories we tell and choose to highlight, and how the language we use to describe ourselves and others can limit or affirm complex identities.
These are spaces to share ideas, challenge assumptions, and to brainstorm ways that we, as an organization of writers and leaders, can change lives through the stories we tell.
As a member of the Web Editorial Committee, you are welcome to attend all Editorial Forums in Spring 2023 and beyond!
|2/2/23||6-7 pm ET||The Power of Identity: Language and How We Use It||AGENDA|
|3/2/23||6-7 pm ET||Covers and Colors||AGENDA|
|4/6/23||6-7 pm ET||Activists or Storytellers – Mic Check!||AGENDA|
The Web Editorial Committee will primarily work independently on the above steps to highlight and share the tremendous work Girls Write Now mentees have created, but they will also meet periodically throughout the year to share insights, observations, and ideas with Girls Write Now staff based on the themes they are seeing in Girls Write Now Stories.
If you would like to be a part of the Web Editorial Committee, please complete the form below, and we’ll be in touch to get you started soon!