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WriteGirl Publications offers award-winning anthologies that showcase the bold voices and imaginative insights of teen girls and their WriteGirl mentors. The books present a diverse collection of personal stories, poetry, essays, scenes and lyrics, as well as innovative writing experiments for writers of all levels.
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No Character Limit: Truth & Fiction from WriteGirl
"As bold, upsetting, and inspiring as the first ten books"
– Los Angeles Times
2012 Winner, USA Best Book Awards, Anthologies: No Character Limit
2012 Runner-Up, Southern California Book Festival, Anthologies: No Character Limit
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Winner of 8 book awards!
Intensity: The 10th Anniversary Anthology from WriteGirl
SPECIAL PRICE: $14.95 (Regular Price 19.95)
INTENSITY presents creative work by more than 140 writers, including stories, poetry, lyrics, and novel excerpts. Get inspired by their candid writing advice throughout the book, and work your way to the closing chapter full of writing experiments.
* Winner, Anthologies, 2011 London Book Festival
* Honorable Mention, 2011 New England book Festival
* Finalist, Anthologies: Nonfiction, 2011 USA Best Books Awards
“These girls started with a few words and the seed of an idea. With WriteGirl's encouragement, each girl allowed the words to keep coming until her idea grew into an essay, a story, or a poem. What do writers do? They write. And how lucky we are to have these writers' words to inspire us!”
– Carole King, GRAMMY Award-winning singer and songwriter
“The work of these young women reminds me what it's like to be young. Their voices are clear and passionate, carefully observant and exuberant. They celebrate their friends, their neighborhoods, new love, and mourn the losses from which their youth can't shield them. They tell the truth.”
– Terry Wolverton, author
Beyond Words: The Creative Voices of WriteGirl
SPECIAL PRICE: $14.95
Beyond Words is the ninth anthology from WriteGirl. More than 150 teen girls and professional women writers share their diverse perspectives and stories about family, identity, friendship, love, music, loss and more in this unique collection. From poignant poetry to breakup lyrics to an essay on finding meaning within a shag carpet, Beyond Words unveils a broad range of confident and fresh voices.
The book concludes with a full chapter of innovative writing activities and advice for aspiring writers at any level.
BEYOND WORDS has 7 book awards including:
*Winner, International Book Awards, Anthologies, Non-Fiction
*Winner, National Indie Excellence Awards, Anthology
*Winner, London Book Festival, Anthologies
*Winner, National Best Book Awards, USA BookNews, Poetry
“Powerful and strong, raw and vulnerable – these are the voices of girls who demand to be heard.”
– Kami Garcia, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures
“Beyond Words is an anthology alive with discovery, humor, and a keen examination of the world through the written word."
– Sholeh Wolpe, poet, Rooftops of Tehran
Silhouette: Bold Lines and Voices from WriteGirl
SPECIAL PRICE: $14.95
Winner of Seven Book Awards!
1st Place, National Indie Excellence Awards, Anthologies
Winner, New York Book Festival, Teenage
Winner, International Book Awards, Anthologies, Nonfiction
Winner, London Book Festival, Anthologies
Winner, Los Angeles Book Festival, Nonfiction
Winner, National Best Book Awards, USA BookNews, Poetry Anthologies
Silhouette, the eighth anthology from WriteGirl, captures the perspectives of women and girls writing about love, fear, relationships, school, accordions, foreign countries, Los Angeles, pastrami and the world around us. Writing advice and experiments will help you develop and share your own bold voice.
“WriteGirl is essential to helping our young women know how important their thoughts and feelings, not just their looks and bodies, are. Right on, girls – WriteGirl!”
– Nikki Giovanni (poet, Love Poems, Blues: For All the Changes, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea)
“These are breathtaking works that explode with emotional daring, formal elegance and searing honesty. WriteGirl has unleashed a host of exciting new writing voices into our midst. Readers everywhere: take note!”
– Marisa Silver (author, Babe in Paradise, No Direction Home, The God of War)
Listen to Me: Shared Secrets from WriteGirl!
SPECIAL PRICE: $14.95
Winner of 5 book awards including Grand Prize Winner, Next Generation Indie Book Awards and Best Book Winner, National Best Book Awards, USA Book News
Love, pain, relationships, cravings, neighbors, murder, boredom, mysteries, vegetarians and peacocks are just a few of the subjects inside the pages of Listen to Me: Shared Secrets from WriteGirl. An entire chapter offers a variety of writing experiments to help you discover and share your own secrets.
Listen to Me is a dazzling chorus of smart, tough, inspired voices of independent-minded young women.
– Carol Muske-Dukes, California Poet Laureate
Listen to Me is blood on paper. Souls on the page. What courage these young writers have, what generosity.
– Sarah Fain, TV Executive Producer/Writer (The Shield, The Dollhouse)
Jamie S. Hansen writes about Listen to Me: Shared Secrets from Write Girl: “WriteGirl’s wonderful, inspirational anthology belongs in every media center, public library, and creative writing class.”
Read the full review from VOYA Library Magazine December 2008
The short prose and verse selections are by turns raw, crackling with energy, naïve, knowing, and, above all, deeply personal, revealing the inner lives of strong but vulnerable females. WriteGirl’s wonderful, inspirational anthology belongs in every media center, public library, and creative writing class.
VOYA Book Review of “Listen to Me” (Dec 2008)
Lines of Velocity: Words That Move From WriteGirl
SPECIAL PRICE: $14.95
Winner of 6 Book Awards! The 6th Anthology from WriteGirl Publications, LINES OF VELOCITY is a wondrous and diverse collection -- stories, poems, songs, musings,
rants and essays -- showcasing the unique and eclectic female voices of new and accomplished writers from WriteGirl.
These girls and women speak freely and share openly on everything from the intensity of a teenager's bad day to the
exhilaration of finding love in urban Los Angeles. Includes writing
experiments from monthly workshops of the WriteGirl season.
"LINES OF VELOCITY is full of magic. Not just the wonder of raw, vivid writing, but also the alchemy of writers, leaping across age and cultural divides to inspire each other. The resulting work crackles with energy."
– Carol Flint, TV writer producer ER, The West Wing
Shannon Peterson writes,
[Lines of Velocity] is a dynamic exchange of shared prompts,
ideas, and projects as well as an obvious display of the inspired,
caring, multigenerational relationships that were formed in the process."
Read the full review from School Library Journal March 1, 2008
UNTANGLED: Stories & Poetry from
the Women and Girls of WriteGirl
anthology, UNTANGLED: Stories & Poetry from
the Women and Girls of WriteGirl, is the award winner
for Fiction & Literature: Anthologies in the Best
Books 2006 Book Awards.
UNTANGLED is the 5th anthology from WriteGirl
Publications. UNTANGLED offers a fresh look into
the minds of women and girls with 288 pages of honest
poetry, shocking fiction and emotional nonfiction as
well as inventive tips and a chapter of writing "experiments"
from all the writers. Stephanie Almendarez, 18, muses
over her coming-of-age struggles and revelations. Seventeen-year-old
Shauna Herron explores the role of women in society,
while Melissa Castillo conveys wisdom beyond her 15
years with vivid descriptions of her daily life, including
her grandmother's intoxicating kitchen. In UNTANGLED,
girls take a magnifying glass up to themselves and their
worlds. This book breaks the rules of what writing has
to be - there is a sense of abandonment in the variety
of styles and subjects covered. It's like going on an
adventure since every page takes you somewhere else.
Held Back: Truth & Fiction
SPECIAL PRICE: $14.95
A literary adventure like no other. It’s the
fourth anthology published by WriteGirl, a creative
writing and mentoring program matching teen girls
with mentors from the ranks of Los Angeles' most respected
professional women writers. Dramatic in range and
full of startling perspectives, these writers truly
hold nothing back in this compelling collection of
poems, lyrical essays, bold fiction and more. 100%
of proceeds from sales benefit WriteGirl’s creative
writing and mentoring program for high school girls.
David Ulin writes:
Back] suggests that reports of literacys death
have been greatly exaggerated, that language remains
a transformative force
For these girls (and their
mentors) writing is a lens, a filter, a way to cut through
the nonsense and see the possibilities.
Read David Ulin's full review from the L.A. Sunday Times
Pieces of Me: The Voices of WriteGirl
WriteGirl’s 2004-05 anthology, showcases the
poetry, essays, stories, scenes and lyrics of more
than 100 teenage girls and women writing on love,
family, identity, community and society.
Bold Ink: Collected
Voices of Women and Girls
A compilation of writing from girls and women ages
11 through 55. This unique collection of poems,
short stories, essays, songs and scenes addresses
everything from love and war to culture and current
events. As a result of such diverse voices, Bold
Ink provides the reader with insight into the
minds of today’s young women, while celebrating
the art of creative writing like no other anthology.
WriteGirl’s premiere anthology, captures the voices of Los
Angeles women and girls in this powerful collection
of poems, short stories and essays.
OUT OF PRINT
Creative Writing Guide for Teachers & Youth Leaders
Pens On Fire
SPECIAL PRICE: $24.95
Over 200 Creative Writing Experiments. Great for teachers, schools and groups.
What teachers are saying about Pens on Fire:
“I've searched everywhere on the internet and at teachers' fairs for something like this to help me make creative writing fun and interesting for my class. It's amazing!”
“I've used many experiments from “Pens on Fire” with much success and consider it my "go to" guide when working with kids or even challenging myself.”
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46 AWARDS FOR WRITEGIRL ANTHOLOGIES!
Winner, International Book Awards, Anthologies, Non-Fiction: Beyond Words
Winner, National Indie Excellence Awards, Anthology: Beyond Words
Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Anthology: Beyond Words
Finalist, Independent Book Publisher Awards, Anthology: Beyond Words
Winner, London Book Festival, Anthologies: Beyond Words
Winner, National Best Book Awards, USA BookNews, Poetry: Beyond Words
Finalist, ForeWord Reviews, Book of the Year Awards, Anthology, Beyond Words
2010 Winner, New York Book Festival, Teenage: Silhouette
2010 Winner, International Book Awards, Anthologies-Nonfiction: Silhouette
2009 Winner, London Book Festival, Anthologies: Silhouette
2009 Winner, National Indie Excellence Awards, Anthologies, Silhouette
2009 Finalist, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Anthologies: Silhouette
2009 Winner, Los Angeles Book Festival, Nonfiction: Silhouette
2009 Winner, National Best Book Awards, USA Book News, Anthologies: Silhouette
2009 Silver Medalist, Independent Publisher Book Awards: Listen to Me
2009 Winner, National Indie Excellence Awards, Anthologies: Listen to Me
2009 2nd Place, San Francisco Book Awards, Teenage: Listen to Me
2009 Runner Up, New York Book Festival, Teenage: Listen to Me
2008 Finalist, ForeWord Reviews, Book of the Year Awards, Anthologies: Listen to Me
2008 1st Place, Grand Prize Winner, Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Lines of Velocity
2008 Winner, London Book Festival, Teenage: Lines of Velocity
2008 Winner, National Best Book Awards, USA Book News, Anthologies: Lines of Velocity
2008 Silver Medalist, Independent Publisher Book Awards: Lines of Velocity
2008 Honorable Mention, NY Festival of Books Awards: Lines of Velocity
2008 Honorable Mention, New England Book Festival,: Lines of Velocity
2007 Finalist, ForeWord Reviews, Book of the Year Awards: Lines of Velocity
2007 Honorable Mention, London Book Festival, Anthologies: Untangled
2006 Winner, National Best Book Awards, USA Book News, Anthologies: Untangled
2006 Finalist, ForeWord Reviews, Book of the Year Awards, Anthologies: Untangled
2006 Winner, Anthologies, Writers Notes Magazine Book Award: Nothing Held Back
2006 Honorable Mention, Independent Publisher Book Awards: Nothing Held Back
2006 Finalist, Independent Publisher Book Awards, Anthologies: Pieces of Me
2005 Finalist, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, Anthologies: Bold Ink