The Lucy Writers’ Platform is a website devoted to showcasing the work of women writers and creatives. We aim to challenge and change the culture around online journalism and writing. We want to provide a safe, inclusive and inspiring space for our writers and artists. We believe that, irrespective of where you are in your career, all writers should have a place to explore and develop their creative voice. We want to be that place, room and home for your words.
Whether you’re an established, out-of-practice or new-to-the-writing-desk writer, we want to hear from you! It’s our writers and creatives who are going to help shape and strengthen our platform; it’s our invaluable and talented contributors who are going to create a more diverse, openminded and openhearted space.
The Lucy Writers recognises that women still need a ‘room’ of their ‘own’, as Virginia Woolf wrote in her seminal essay. We, in collaboration with Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, would like this room to be open to all women; we want it to be a space that celebrates the thoughts, voices and experiences of women the world over.
If you have an idea that you want to share, please get in touch. Our current launch theme is ‘Kooky, Funky, Radical Women’, with a special emphasis on those figures and groups that are not traditionally held up by feminist historians and critics (real figures such as Valerie Solanas; mythical ones like Medea and Circe). But we also encourage writers to pitch ideas and submit work that lies outside of this. Please see our Submissions & Contact pages for more details.