Girls That Create has put together a list of resources for families with girls who wish to become writers and have careers as authors. If you would like to suggest organizations or resources to add to this list, please contact us at erin(at)girlsthatcreate.com. Thank you.
Girls Write Now: New York’s first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls and gender non-conforming youth.
Literary Ladies Guide: Their mission is to elevate the voices and stature of women writers, and to be inspired by those who came before us. Literary Ladies Guide honors the contributions of women to literature, literary history, and journalism.
NaNoWriMo: Provides structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.
NaNoWriMo Young Writer’s Program (YWP): Takes joyful, focused approach to creative writing and makes it accessible to young writers, educators, and families.
One Story: A non-profit literary publisher committed to supporting the art form of the short story and the authors who write them—through One Story, One Teen Story, education, community, and mentorship.
Poetry Foundation: An independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in culture and publisher of Poetry magazine. Exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.
Polyphony Lit: A global online literary platform for high school students. They invite high school students worldwide to submit creative writing, join their editorial staff, write blog posts, take workshops, and grow into leadership roles.
SheWrites: The largest online community and content site for women writers at every stage of their writing lives, working in every genre and representing every generation – all around the world.
Society of Young Inklings: a non-profit dedicated to empowering youth writers, ages 8-18.
Teen Author Bootcamp:Holds an annual conference featuring YA authors, hosts free writing webinars.
Teen Ink: For over 31 years, Teen Ink has offered teens the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on issues that affect their lives – everything from love and family to school, current events, and self-esteem.
The Intuitive Writing Project: Leads writing-based empowerment programs for girls and gender-expansive youth to build leadership and advocacy skills.
The Writing Studio: Provides five day creative writing workshops for 3rd to 12th grade students. Focus on fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
VIDA: Women in Literary Arts (VIDA): A non-profit intersectional feminist literary organization dedicated to creating transparency surrounding gender imbalances and the lack of diversity in the literary landscape.
Women Writers, Women’s Books: Online literary magazine by and about contemporary women writers from around the world.
WriteGirl: A creative writing and mentoring organization that promotes creativity, critical thinking and leadership skills to empower teen girls.
The Writers Grotto: Community of working writers and narrative artists who connect in physical and virtual space, pooling their talents to support each other, mentor and teach others, and engage the wider world.
Writopia Lab: Provides online and in-person writing workshops with published authors and produced playwrights, aimed at kids ages six to 18.