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Navigating Privilege and Cultural Capital as a Black Queer Writer

By Allison Jeanne Alcéna Children’s literature writers are often encouraged to pen the stories they wanted to see when they were younger. In my case, I never saw my whole self in children’s books, although I sometimes saw parts. As an adult, I now understand that what was being reflected back to me were the [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Guest Blogs, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Navigating Privilege and Cultural Capital as a Black Queer Writer

8 LGBTQIAP+ Books By Black Authors

by Kaitlin Mitchell  As LGBTQIAP+ literature has become more prominent in the past years, there is still a serious lack of black LGBTQIAP+ voices being highlighted in publishing. We’re featuring 8 books by black authors that you can support to join in the call for more black LGBTQIAP+ narratives in publishing. If you have more [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Archive, Book Lists|1 Comment

Interview: Claire Kann, author of Let’s Talk About Love

Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV show. The only thing missing from her plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice told her she's asexual). Alice is done with dating—no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done. But when Alice meets Takumi [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Author Interview, New Releases, Publishing People|Comments Off on Interview: Claire Kann, author of Let’s Talk About Love

An Open Letter From You

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 15 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Cam Montgomery The first time you kiss a girl, you’re twenty-two-years-old. A college junior, majoring in two things that’d make you spiritually rich, but broke in the pockets. Young, queer, and naïve, is what they call that. You call it living. Oh, the girl? You’re [...]

By | July 1st, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on An Open Letter From You

You Are Not Alone: Finding Community as a Nonbinary Teen

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 12 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Kav If I'm being honest with myself, I never thought of myself as “straight.” Growing up, I never labeled myself that way and instead thought along the lines of “I’ll love who I love, no matter their gender.” That's not to say that I [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Archive, Guest Blogs, Teen Voices|Comments Off on You Are Not Alone: Finding Community as a Nonbinary Teen

I am the captain of my soul: On Being a Queer, Muslim Teen

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 11 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Warda When I’m asked what it’s like being a queer teen in today’s age I kind of want to counter with: “Well, what’s it like having two eyes and a nose?” You know, something snarky and light-hearted that makes it clear queerness is perfectly [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Archive, Guest Blogs, Teen Voices|Comments Off on I am the captain of my soul: On Being a Queer, Muslim Teen

The Power of Stories: Saving Lives and Connecting Readers, One Book at a Time

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 10 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Kheryn Callender I didn't like myself very much when I was younger. I was the only black student in my private school for a few years, and whenever I left my school, which was deep in the countryside where many white people from the [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on The Power of Stories: Saving Lives and Connecting Readers, One Book at a Time

“That Which Does Not Kill Us”

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 9 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by L.D. Lewis It’s 2017 and the world is on fire. Whatever day it is you’re reading this, you probably woke up lost and groaning. Maybe while staring at the ceiling or at nothing in particular in the mirror, you idly pondered what sort of [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on “That Which Does Not Kill Us”

The Queer, Enchanted Girls

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 8 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Anna-Marie McLemore I love fairy tales. I love them so much that even when I don’t mean them to, they find their way into my stories. But my third book, Wild Beauty (October 3), may be the story I’ve written so far that looks, [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs, New Releases, Writers on Writing|1 Comment

Interview: Anna-Marie McLemore, author of When The Moon Was Ours

When I (Vee) was at BEA this Summer, I had the marvelous opportunity to meet and interview Anna-Marie McLemore. We had been chatting about trans & queer YA for a few months on Twitter, so it was LOVELY to be able to meet her in person. Her book When the Moon Was Ours (which [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Book Club, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Interview: Anna-Marie McLemore, author of When The Moon Was Ours