Dear Damsels is a publishing platform and community for women writers.

We have always believed that every woman has a story worth being told, and that the most meaningful way for those stories to be shared is through writing. 

But we know that the graft of writing is hard. It can feel lonely, a struggle with your self-worth, and leave you wondering if you’re good enough and if there’s value in what you have to say.

That’s why we wanted to create more opportunities for women to get together and support one another to write. We do this by offering: 

  • A free fortnightly online writing hour – the So Long As You Write Club, which is a friendly, open slot to write together
  • Regional in person workshops and events
  • Free monthly writerly recommendations, writing prompts and encouragement through our newsletter, the DD Roundup

We’ve been around since 2016. In that time, we’ve shared the voices of hundreds of women writers – initially through our monthly online themes, then in print through our Annuals, then in our books, podcasts and events. We’ve received recognition including being featured in the Guardian’s Best Books of 2021 and awarded financial support from Arts Council England. 

We know that by helping women find their voice through sharing their words with a community, we can inspire more of us to do the same.

Meet Team DD

Bridie Wilkinson, Director, she/her

Bridie is a freelance content strategist and creator, as well as a sporadic writer. 

 She can be found for work at Latterly.

Abby Parsons, Director, she/her

Abby has been editing unputdownable books since 2014 and works with new writers at Curtis Brown Creative. She loves helping people tell their stories and occasionally writes some of her own.

Find her on Twitter @abby_aap.

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Our website is designed by Go Digital www.godigital.co.

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Words are empowering – not only for the women who write them, but those who read them too.

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