A Collection of Essays on Women Gathering
Women have gathered for thousands of years. Frequently in circles, often around a fire, women have come together to tell stories, teach, worship, celebrate and mourn. We have gathered to collect and trade food and materials. This gathering has been critical to our survival and has ensured knowledge about various traditions, cultures, lands and people has been passed on from one generation to the next.
Throughout history, women have been persecuted for gathering. Despite this oppression, we have continued to find ways to harness the power of coming together. We gather to exchange thoughts on politics, religion, art, literature, music and relationships. We campaign and march and collectively tackle issues large and small. We share wisdom, inspiration and encouragement. We are better together.
Book Sales Benefit Publishing Grants for Women
One hundred percent of the proceeds from “Publish Her Anthology: Better Together” book sales will benefit publishing grants for underrepresented women authors.
Many authors dream of signing a book deal with a traditional publisher and making it to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. But only around 1 percent of authors are published by traditional publishers, which equates to fewer than 8,000 people annually. The majority of authors published traditionally are white men ages 40 and older. The odds are stacked against women authors.
Publish Her is on a mission to disrupt the status quo. We are passionate about amplifying the voices of women of color, women with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community, and aim to make publishing an attainable, exciting and collaborative process for all. Publish Her demonstrates its commitment to equity, in part, by providing access to publishing services and programs through grants. In 2023-2024, Publish Her will award two women of color/women with disabilities/members of the LGBTQ+ community (or any combination of these) a book publishing grant valued at $10,000 each.