Women's Review of Books

Women's Review of Books Women's Review of Books presents in-depth reviews of writing by and about women. *Women's Review of Books* is published by the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, in collaboration with Old City Publishing in Philadelphia, PA.

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Our colleagues at Wellesley Centers For Women are hiring a full-time Writer and Media Relations Manager to join their te...
07/22/2019
Writer and Media Relations Manager

Our colleagues at Wellesley Centers For Women are hiring a full-time Writer and Media Relations Manager to join their team. This would be a great role for a strong writer passionate about gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing.

Please review the details for the position before applying for the opening.   If you are an internal employee, please apply through the internal portal on Workday.  Note that you will not be able to save your application once you begin, so please allow enough time to complete your application in i...

03/06/2019

Please note that most WRB writers are experienced reviewers, academics, or journalists. If you plan on sending pitches, please include 1) a paragraph about your credentials, 2) one line about the type of work you are interested in focusing on (i.e. poetry, nonfiction, etc.), and 3) a short sample of an already-published review. Writers are compensated $100 for each review. Send information to: [email protected]

Due to the volume of interest, if your email does not contain the components listed above, we will not respond.

Get a free peak of our newest issue. Read Shirley Ngozi Nwangwa’s review of The World According to Fannie Davis.
01/16/2019
Detroit by the Numbers | Women's Review of Books | Publications Wellesley Centers for Women

Get a free peak of our newest issue. Read Shirley Ngozi Nwangwa’s review of The World According to Fannie Davis.

The World According to Fannie Davis By Bridgett M. Davis New York, NY; Little, Brown and Company, 2019, 320 pp., .00, hardcover Lottery. Lotto. Jackpot. Mega Millions. About half of Americans see nothing but dollar signs in their eyes at the mere ...

09/15/2018

A review of Mary Gabriel’s anticipated book "Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art" is out in the current issue of Women's Review of Books. “Ninth Street Women” releases Sept 25 (pre-order available through Amazon and other outlets).

On October 3rd, the author will speak about her new book with Deborah Solomon, art critic, and biographer at the @WhitneyMuseum, and be on hand to sign copies following the discussion. Tickets are available whitney.org/events.
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Wellesley Centers For Women
08/21/2018
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Earlier this summer, Jennifer Baumgardner of WCW's Women's Review of Books sat down to discuss book reviews and literary criticism with Book Marks.

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08/17/2018
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This is why publications like our Women's Review of Books are so important.

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07/24/2018

Dottir Press

Dottir Press is thrilled to be publishing the first children's book by multi-genre artist and 2018 Whiting Award-winner Brontez Purnell! "The Nightlife of whirlpool bath Gasket" is an inspired portrayal of a common but rarely narrated childhood experience—taking care of a younger sibling. Illustrated by Elise Peterson. Coming in January 2019, available for pre-order now at dottirpress.com.

"The dissonance and tension between making art and tending aging parents could not be more stark, and is riveting as a s...
07/09/2018
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"The dissonance and tension between making art and tending aging parents could not be more stark, and is riveting as a storyline." - A.J. Verdelle reviews Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over By Nell Painter in Women's Review of Books.

The Wellesley Centers for Women is a premier women- and gender-focused, social-change oriented research-and-action institute at Wellesley College. Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high quality research, theory, and action programs.

"I loved this book before I started it." - Julia Berner-Tobin reviews Sick: A Memoir By Porochista Khakpour in Women's R...
07/06/2018

"I loved this book before I started it." - Julia Berner-Tobin reviews Sick: A Memoir By Porochista Khakpour in Women's Review of Books. http://ow.ly/oKgl30kG10m

What are the key factors that affect our scholarship? Tahneer Oksman reviews Griselda Pollock’s Charlotte Salomon and th...
07/02/2018

What are the key factors that affect our scholarship? Tahneer Oksman reviews Griselda Pollock’s Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory in Women's Review of Books. http://ow.ly/j0cH30kG01S

In a review of The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, Ariel Gore praises author Leslie Jamison for using person...
06/28/2018

In a review of The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, Ariel Gore praises author Leslie Jamison for using personal anecdotes and extensive research to speak to the harmful social connotations faced by not only women addicts, but also addicts of color. Keep reading in Women's Review of Books. http://ow.ly/EY2l30kFZ68

"The book feels light rather than labored, even when grappling with difficult topics." - Kate Schatz  reviews The Female...
06/26/2018

"The book feels light rather than labored, even when grappling with difficult topics." - Kate Schatz reviews The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer in our May/June issue. http://ow.ly/Smcy30kFXZi

If you haven't completed our survey but you'd like to share your thoughts, please do so by Monday 4/23. And, if you've c...
04/19/2018
Women's Review of Books 2018 Survey

If you haven't completed our survey but you'd like to share your thoughts, please do so by Monday 4/23. And, if you've completed the survey and requested an extra copy of the newest issue of Women's Review of Books, we'll be sending those out early next week. Thank you!

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Patrisse Khan-Cullors shows us how the personal is political in her memoir When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives...
04/10/2018

Patrisse Khan-Cullors shows us how the personal is political in her memoir When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. Susana Morris reviews the work and details all the ways it is a triumph in our March/April 2018 issue. http://ow.ly/vugA30jlgOv

According to Marjorie Agosín, despite being illiterate until the age of 15, Reyes infuses “lyricism, humor, and beauty” ...
04/09/2018

According to Marjorie Agosín, despite being illiterate until the age of 15, Reyes infuses “lyricism, humor, and beauty” into descriptions of horrific abuse in The Book of Emma Reyes. Read Agosín’s full review in the March/April 2018 issue of the Women’s Review of Books. http://ow.ly/81qQ30jlg77

Subscribers, reviewers, and friends: Please take a few minutes to share your perspectives on Women's Review of Books.
04/09/2018
Women's Review of Books 2018 Survey

Subscribers, reviewers, and friends: Please take a few minutes to share your perspectives on Women's Review of Books.

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According to Marybeth Gasman, Written/Unwritten edited by Patricia A. Matthew is a book that “...should be read by anyon...
04/07/2018

According to Marybeth Gasman, Written/Unwritten edited by Patricia A. Matthew is a book that “...should be read by anyone considering the professoriate, whether or not they are a person of color” Read the full review in the March/April 2018 issue of the Women’s Review of Books. http://ow.ly/yJKL30jlfbg

Our newest issue  -- the first from new editor Jennifer Baumgardner -- is now available. Read select articles for free o...
04/06/2018

Our newest issue -- the first from new editor Jennifer Baumgardner -- is now available. Read select articles for free online. http://ow.ly/p5f030jldjS

Our new editor in chief discusses third-wave feminism, women's writing, and how WRB adds to today's literary scene on th...
04/05/2018
Q&A with Jennifer Baumgardner, Editor in Chief of the Women’s Review of Books - WCW's Women Change Worlds Blog Wellesley Centers for Women

Our new editor in chief discusses third-wave feminism, women's writing, and how WRB adds to today's literary scene on the Wellesley Centers For Women blog, #womenchangeworlds.

Sitara Zoberi of Wellesley College interviews Jennifer Baumgardner, the newly named editor in chief of Women's Review of Books, a long-running publication that provides a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women.

While Women's Review of Books doesn't focus much on fiction, we do love these picks!
03/19/2018
The New Vanguard

While Women's Review of Books doesn't focus much on fiction, we do love these picks!

Our critics chose 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.

Jennifer Baumgardner Named Editor in Chief of Women’s Review of Books | 2018 | For the media | News & Events Wellesley C...
03/13/2018
Jennifer Baumgardner Named Editor in Chief of Women’s Review of Books | 2018 | For the media | News & Events Wellesley Centers for Women

Jennifer Baumgardner Named Editor in Chief of Women’s Review of Books | 2018 | For the media | News & Events Wellesley Centers for Women

The Wellesley Centers for Women is a premier women- and gender-focused, social-change oriented research-and-action institute at Wellesley College. Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high quality research, theory, and action programs.

Women's Review of Books is attending AWP In Tampa this week. Stop by our table T1033 in the bookfair to pick up a  copy ...
03/08/2018

Women's Review of Books is attending AWP In Tampa this week. Stop by our table T1033 in the bookfair to pick up a copy of WRB!

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