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Coming Fall 20019 !

NEW STORIES WE TELL: TRUE TALES BY AMERICA’S NEXT GENERATION OF GREAT WOMEN JOURNALISTS

Featuring: Rachel Aviv, Anne Babe, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Pamela Colloff , Sara Corbett, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Brooke Jarvis, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Sheelah Kolhatkar, Jaeah Lee, Lizzie Presser, Janet Reitman, Lisa Taddeo, Jia Tolentino, Amy Wallace, Elizabeth Weil

New Stories We Tell is the third in a series of women-centric journalism text/anthologies created to celebrate the great women of American longform writing. New Stories features stories by sixteen of the most talked about contemporary magazine writers.

Each chapter features a landmark story, a bio, and an interview with the writer. We learn about lives, careers, writing philosophies, tricks of the trade, and backstories. Taken together, the assembled articles—republished from both legacy and new media–paint a picture of the shifting role of the genre known variously as longform, creative or literary nonfiction, and the New Journalism.

While journalists today, as always, are pledged to intellectual honesty and a true reporting of the facts, more than ever the genre is seen as an outlet for agency and a tool of social justice. Almost all of the women featured in New Stories We Tell aim their considerable journalistic talents at pressing issues of our day.

Maybe someday soon, books like this won’t be necessary. Written by women or not, these stories are simply great work.

About the editors: Kaylen Ralph is a writer and editor; Joanna Demkiewicz is a marketing director for an independent press. Graduates of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, they were co-founders of the groundbreaking publication The Riveter, a longform magazine by women for everyone.