Goldfinch, Women Who Write’s annual literary journal, is comprised of a juried selection of member-authored works, including prose and poetry. Editions are published in hard copy and, beginning with Goldfinch 22, published electronically. Mary ann Mosa is Goldfinch’s Editor-in-Chief.​​

Goldfinch 24 Launch

Our Goldfinch 24 launch party is fast approaching! This will be an in-person event.*

You and your family and friends are invited to join us for the launch of Goldfinch 24, Women Who Write's annual literary journal.

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM
Place:  Helen Whitney Chase Auditorium
Madison Public Library
39 Keep Street
Madison, NJ 07940
Click Here for directions via Google Maps

As part of the launch activities, you and/or your guests are invited to read. Sign up for readings is required.

  • Authors in this edition of Goldfinch can read one piece (in its entirety) from this edition.

  • An open mic session will be held for all other readings. Time limit of readings will be based on the number of people who sign up to read. Please limit readings to works authored by the reader.

Please RSVP by September 9, 2022  - - - - ->

*Women Who Write requests that attendees wear masks at this event.

The event will be held inside the library in the Helen Whitney Chase Auditorium. If you wish to congregate outside, don’t forget to bring a lawn chair.

Each member will receive one copy of Goldfinch 24. The editorial staff, members whose works were accepted, and the cover artist will receive two copies. Additional copies may be purchased for $10 each HERE.

A Gathering of Women Who Write
by Sarah Smith Ducksworth

Defying definitions that categorize and chastise
We write stories and lyrics to affirm who we really are.
We detail our hopes and sorrows 
And we word-paint beautiful dreams —
Crafting truth as we live it
With powerful words.
As women who write
We share our private thoughts and flights of imagination.
And, in so doing, we form a sisterhood
Supporting our understanding
That Eve has many faces
But one heart that beats on one accord.

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Goldfinch, Vol. 1, 1995
Goldfinch, Vol. 2, 1996
Goldfinch, Vol. 3, 1997
The Blank Page, Vol. 1, 1999
Goldfinch, Vol. 6, 2002
Goldfinch, Vol. 7, 2004
Goldfinch, Vol. 8, 2005
Goldfinch, Vol. 9, 2006
Goldfinch, Vol. 10, 2007
Goldfinch, Vol. 11, 2008
Goldfinch, Vol. 12, 2009
Goldfinch, Vol. 13, 2010
Goldfinch, Vol. 14, 2011
Goldfinch, Vol. 15, 2012
Goldfinch, Vol. 16, 2014
Goldfinch, Vol. 17, 2015
Goldfinch, Vol. 18, 2016-2017
Goldfinch, Vol. 19, 2016-2017
Front Cover GF 21 with Bleed
Goldfinch 22 Cover

Move your cursor over any cover to see the whole image.  Click on any cover to see it in full screen, with editorial and cover credits.