The DD Annual

A yearly print collection of writing by women

At the end of each year, Dear Damsels publishes a new issue of The DD Annual, celebrating our collective by bringing together some of our favourite pieces of writing into a beautiful print publication.

The DD Annual has been stocked by Pics & Ink, MagazineBrighton and Rye Wax.

Find out more about our latest issue below, and find all four issues on our online shop.

The DD Annual 2020

Celebrate the words and stories of women with the Dear Damsels Annual 2020

Bringing together some of our favourite pieces of the past twelve months, the DD Annual 2020 is a joyous, creative, heartfelt collection of writing by women, as well as a look back over a year spent in the company of DD.

Full of personal essays, short stories, poetry and everything in between, this print issue also contains original photography and illustration. It’s our way of celebrating the Dear Damsels collective, and we hope you love reading it as much as we loved making it.

This year, our utterly perfect cover illustration is by Alice L Clark (@alicelclark) and we’re delighted to have teamed up with Bath Spa Illustration Society (@bathspaillsoc) once again, who have provided beautiful internal illustrations. This is our biggest and best Annual yet – don’t miss it!

Previous issues


The third DD Annual featured a gorgeous illustrated cover by Tink Outside the Box (@tinkoutsidethebox).



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