The Lucy Writers’ Platform is a website devoted to showcasing the work of women and non-binary 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 all women and non-binary individuals 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; we want it to be a space that celebrates the thoughts, voices and experiences of women and non-binary people 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.