Dear Damsels

So Long As You Write

Dear Damsels is a publishing platform for women's words and stories. Starting back in 2016, with an yearly magazine, they host events and even have their own podcast, all aiming to share the words and voices of women from all walks of life. 

So Long As You Write is the fourth book published by Dear Damsels. Browse their other titles here.

So Long As You Write: Women on Writing

Why do you write? To record, to discover, to escape, to create? To spend time in another world, or to delve more deeply into your own?

Whatever the reason, and however you write, when women put pen to paper, it is a way of sharing our words in a world where we are often made to feel our stories aren’t worth being told.

In So Long As You Write, fifteen women writers explore what happens when we give ourselves this space – whether it’s the joy of opening a new notebook or the thrill of a new idea, or the self-doubt and uncertainty that those things can bring. Alongside stories about stubborn characters, poems that grapple with the blank page and essays celebrating the special connection forged through writing communities, there’s also encouragement and advice for your creative practice.

Edited by Kerry Ryan, founder of Write Like a Grrrl, this collection is the perfect place to turn for a reminder that it doesn’t matter who is reading – so long as you write.