Ten years after its first meeting, Women Who Submit has grown to a global community that continues to empower women and nonbinary writers to seek publication.
“It was a bit of an exorcism.” —Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby
“I need three things to write: snacks, drinks, and silence.” —Frances Cha, author of If I Had Your Face
The author of the novel Goodnight Stranger reflects on her writing career and the cultural myths about success, youth, and appearance that women writers must navigate.
Seven writers who exist on the margins—women of color, disabled women, and queer women who have no MFAs, literary agents, or industry connections—have forged their own paths to publication.
Fiction writer Danielle Lazarin discusses five journals that have published her short stories, some of which appear in her debut collection, Back Talk, forthcoming from Penguin Books in February.
A writer and publishing professional reflects on her decision to leave an MFA program, and how academic and workshop language can be used to reify the invisible structures that suppress marginalized communities.