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Write for Our Girls Club Journal

| $500 for Women & Girls of Color |

We are in need of women of color writers to create short stories and poetry for a young adult audience, primarily girls in 7th -12th grade. Last year when we published our Girls Club Journal: Beauty Unmasked, it was a collection of short stories written by high school girls from Newark, NJ, and letters from women we consider to be “sheroes”. This year, we are looking to expand the vision for the journal and include stories and poetry from women and girls of all ages. We invite you to submit a poem or short story.

There are a few things to keep in mind: 
  • Your submission should be 1,500 words or less
  • Your story or poem should cover an issue that’s important to young women (i.e. self-love, physical and mental health, immigration, etc.) 
  • All submissions are due by June 30, 2019 

We will notify selected writers in July 2019, and the book will be published in October 2019. As of now, we are estimating that we will select 9 short stories and 3 poems for the journal. If you would like to get a feel of last year’s Girls Club Journal, you can download a free copy of the first chapter on our website.


This contest is open to women and girls of color of all ages. Click the button below to apply. If you have questions, please email us at info@butterflydreamz.org. We can’t wait to read your writing!