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May 22, 2018 by

News From Lilith: An Emerging Writer’s Program and a New Digital Editor

New York, NY — Lilith Magazine has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta to support emerging feminist writers. The timing makes the grant particularly significant, as the reverberations of the #MeToo movement in Jewish communities and in the media world underscore the importance of amplifying more women’s voices and perspectives.

Lilith—independent, Jewish & frankly feminist—is marking its 42nd year of fearless publishing as the feminist change-agent in and for the Jewish community, amplifying Jewish women’s voices, creating a more inclusive Judaism, spurring gender consciousness in the Jewish world and empowering Jewish feminists of all genders to envision and enact change in their own lives and their communities.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with JWFA to launch this needed program,” says Susan Weidman Schneider Lilith’s editor in chief and one of the magazine’s founding mothers. “Emerging Jewish feminist writers need good editing, mentoring, and a platform for their unique voices. Lilith’s goal is to provide all three.”

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The Emerging Feminist Writers Program will identify at least 20 writers who will write from a Jewish, feminist perspective on Lilith’s website. The 41-year old publication is bringing on journalist and longtime contributor Sarah Seltzer to be the magazine’s digital editor (funded by the Malka foundation).

“I’m excited by the possibilities for building on Lilith’s legacy as a literary, journalistic, and activist home base for Jewish feminism,” said Seltzer. “There is going to be a lot of smart new material appearing on Lilith.org. The site will be sharp, provocative, and full of words that critical thinkers and social-change makers will not want to miss.”

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  • elanahope

    exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Katie

    Thank you for this! How and when can one apply?

    • http://www.sarahmseltzer.com/ Sms

      More details to come–but submit through the usual channels or email sarah@lilith.org.

      • Katie

        thank you!