Women’s Writing Deserves More Attention and Accolades

In the UK, our university programmes in English literature are 80% female, our publishing industry is made up mostly of women, women buy more books than men and they are more likely to be avid readers than men. But, books by men receive more reviews, more awards and they are considered more ‘literary’. We don’t think this is fair so we’re working to change it.

We think the online world is the key to changing this perception of women’s writing. Expanding the presence of women writers online helps every one of us find more readers and raise the profile of women’s writing more generally. This is why we offer courses in blogging and online marketing. We’ve also launched a unique Women Writers Network to support those who want to develop their online presence with the help of a supportive group of women writers. 

Women Writers Network on Twitter

From the beginning, Women Writers School has been dedicated to using Twitter to promote women’s writing. We run tweetchats that focus on ideas, issues and genres that are influential in the work and lives of women writers. Our aim is to make Twitter buzz with interest in books by women.

Head over to this page to learn more about our chats and how you can get involved. Be sure to follow us and send a few RTs our way!