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About Writers Resist

Writers Resist is a national literary collective born of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. We publish creative expressions of resistance by diverse writers and artists, and we’re dedicated to challenging all things that diminish our nation’s quest for equality, freedom, justice and a healthy planet for all—while having a bit of fun.

You’ll find our latest issue scrolling on the Home page and all weekly issues available on the Contents page.

Given our fondness for words and images, we often include book cover and film art as illustrations, works that relate to the writings we publish. If you see an unfamiliar book or film, considering buying it. Search for your nearest independent bookstore here.

We publish with the intent that the works will be shared far and wide—in keeping with the Creative Commons guidelines for proper attribution of the author and Writers Resist, non-commercial use, and no derivatives. So share with abandon—but please do acknowledge the author and Writers Resist.

If you write or create visual art, take a gander at our Submissions page. The Action page links you to progressive action organizations and reliable sources of information. Please support our writers and artists with a $10 contribution (out of the goodness of your heart, given that donations are not tax deductible)—just mosey over to our Give a sawbuck page. Have a suggestion, a favorite video, a link to something fabulous? Share it via the Contact page. We’ll publish it if it’s not likely to get us into trouble. Our featured videos (at the bottom of the Home page) and recommended actions and information (on our Facebook page) offer plenty of fodder for creative resistance. Poke around and let us know what you think. If you like what you see, subscribe to Writers Resist—it’s free!—and follow us on Twitter @WritersResist.

Last and not at all least: Help spread the word to writers, artists and readers: Download a Writers Resist flyer here. Carry it with you, hand it out at readings, drop it in cafés, because spreading the word about resistance is a spiffy little act of resistance.

Meet our editors

Sara Marchant
Sara MarchantProse editor
Sara Marchant received her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California, Riverside/ Palm Desert. Her work has been published by The Manifest-Station, Every Writer’s Resource, Full Grown People, Brilliant Flash Fiction, The Coachella Review and East Jasmine Review. Her nonfiction work is forthcoming in the anthology All the Women in My Family Sing, and her fiction, in the anthology Running Wild. She is the prose editor for the literary magazine Writers Resist.

Sara resists like this:

What is foolish to think so? nonfiction

Rae Rose
Rae RosePoetry editor
Rae Rose is a California poet and essayist whose work has been published in Cicada Magazine, Lilith Magazine, and The Paterson Review, among other literary journals. Her book, Bipolar Disorder for Beginners is an account, in poetry and prose, of her struggles with that disease. Marge Piercy characterizes it as “powerful and emotionally charged.” Rae earned her MFA from Goddard College and is the editor of Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual.

Rae resists like this:

The Other Day I Peed on a Stick poem
Rae Rose Cancels an Appointment video

Kit-Bacon Gressitt
Kit-Bacon GressittProse editor
Spawned by a Baptist creationist and a liberal social worker, K-B inherited the requisite sense of humor to survive family dinner-table debates and the imagination to avoid them. As a result, she’s a feminist writer, so she supports unrestricted access to affordable abortion and other reproductive health services, and she’s an immigration and LGBTQ rights advocate. She also birthed a child of color, who’s taught her a lot about white privilege and intersectionality. An erstwhile daily paper political columnist, she has since earned an MFA in Creative Writing, her work’s been published in literary and feminist journals, and she’s taught Women’s Studies. K-B’s website is excusemeimwriting.com.

K-B resists like this:

Patrick Brown profile nonfiction
On the Front Lines fiction


Photo credits, from the Library of Congress: 1913 Suffragettes, Yonkers; 1962 Ban the Bomb protest, NYC; 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery, AL; 1967 Anti-Vietnam War protest, D.C.; and 1976 Protesting anti-choice candidate, NYC. Via a Creative Commons license: 1997 Million Woman March Philadelphia; 2006 Anti-WTO rally, Pip Wilson; 2011 Occupy Wall Street supporter, Kat Vitulano; 2014 Black Lives Matter, Gerry Lauzon; 2016 Anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protest, Jolynne Martinez; and 2016 Anti-Trump protest, NYC, Kelly Kline.