BY Kathryn Hensch
on Aug 05, 2015
Writer Catherine Nichols had submitted the manuscript of her novel to many publishing agents. Greeted with rejections and little interest in the book she and her friends felt was perhaps her best work, she began to feel like the problem didn’t lie in her writing. Curious to see if it was a case of gender inequality, she created George Leyer.
She sent out 50 queries under her homme de plume, or male name pseudonym. As it turns out, George is “eight and a half times better than me at writing the same book. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on May 26, 2015
Alex Elle is a writing goddess whose words make us melt. We’re majorly jealous of the talent this lady possesses. We picked some of our favorite quotes of hers, but you can find more of her writing (as well as breathtaking photos) on her Instagram. Alex has also authored and self-published two amazing books, Words From a Wanderer and Love in My Language. Get ready for some serious inspiration.
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BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Apr 21, 2015
Meryl Streep is taking yet another step on the path of being amazing by funding a screenwriters lab for femlae writers over 40. Can we get a hell yeah!?! The group will be run by New York Women in Film and Television and organized by Iris, a collective of female filmmakers. It will be called, plainly and perfectly, Writers Lab. Streep announced her involvement during a Sunday panel at Tribeca Film Festival.
According to the website, the application period begins May 1st and end June 1st 2015 at 5pm EST (make a note of that, potential submitters!). Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 27, 2014
Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" comment has lived on in infamy but let's hope that events like Out of the Binders will increase female representation in the workplace and eliminate ridiculous comments like these.
Out of the Binders: Symposium on Women Writers Today, aka BinderCon, is a conference promoting leading women in publishing, journalism and entertainment. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 12, 2014
Remember when Just Kids came out and everyone & their mother was reading it? “So raw,” “#robertmapplethorpe,” etc. The book is, obviously, awesome - Patti Smith is an artistic maven and ETHEREAL GODDESS. Her prose is out of control and totally hinges on those bittersweet moments (that could easily be turned into lyrics. We know what you’re up to, Smith).
"What an honest window into Smith’s life," you might be thinking, "I wish there was more of hers to read. Read More