The three of us have been a source of support and inspiration for one another for some time now, and we were happy to lean on each other after each of us received continuous harassment from misogynistic trolls. It felt comforting to have other women writers to converse with and share our pain after being criticized and bullied for being victims of sexual assault.
We decided to open up our conversation to every person who has ever been made to feel like they should stay quiet. That’s how Fearless She Wrote was born.
Our goal is to shed some light on the harassment that women everywhere receive when they speak up and tell their stories.
This is a space to say that we will not be silenced, we will continue to write and share our stories, and to anyone who has ever been criticized for speaking their truth, you are not alone. We hope that Fearless She Wrote will be a place to empower differences, tell stories, and share our lives with one another.
Write for Fearless She Wrote
If you are interested in joining us as a writer, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure to add your Medium username) with a sample or two of your published work! Once you've been added as a writer, feel free to send your amazing drafts over to us! Please submit only (1) proofread and well-edited unpublished draft at a time.
Please note: your draft will be reviewed within 24–48 hours. We have 3 editors on our team with full-time jobs, so please patiently allow for some time to review.
The right fit for the Fearless She Wrote Publication would touch on powerful stories of womanhood, empowerment, feminism and life experience.
The stories we’re looking for should be tagged in at least one of these categories:
Please note: We will not be accepting romantic or love poetry. Please submit poetry which follows the guidelines of womanhood, empowerment, feminism and life experience. Poetry covering topics of sexuality, women’s health and the like are acceptable. Poems should be tagged in poetry as well as one of the topics above.
Please review your tags before submitting. We frequently receive amazing drafts that are not tagged in any of our categories and this delays the publication process for all.
We are Fearless She Wrote, but the problem of being attacked and harassed for telling your personal experience is not just a woman’s problem.
We will accept writers of any gender.
We want to hear about your own experiences but we will not publish any hateful or slanderous work. After all, we’re giving a voice to those who have been faced with hateful or slanderous words and this will not be a place for any negativity.
We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.