Calling all emerging authors: Submit to the @weneeddiversebooks YA Short Story Contest this July!
Calling all diverse writers: Submit for the Roll of Thunder Publishing Contest! @weneeddiversebooks @penguinrandomhouse
“We should be striving to create more safe spaces for young, queer writers to feel welcome, but until that happens, online fanfiction communities will remain a safe space for them to gather and connect.” via The Establishment
“Diversity is not a trend, it’s just the real world…We want our literature to reflect the real world. And that’s what we’re all pushing for.” @weneeddiversebooks
“Some women writers are better represented in print in terms of race, gender identity, sexual identity and ability than others. This closer look enables us to ask why some are underrepresented.” via vidaweb.org
Named in honor of the late author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, the Walter Dean Myers Grant will be given to five unpublished authors from non-majority backgrounds, who shine the light on diversity in their writing. @weneeddiversebooks
Author Mitali Perkins reflects on questions of “appropriation and authenticity.” @mitali