Connecting Writers To Agents of Color from Regina Brooks of Serendipity Literary Agency
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5d ago
Despite the results of the Lee & Low Books 2023 survey, revealing that 72.5% of the publishing industry predominantly identified as white, Literary Agents of Change and I strive to continue making agenting and publishing more accessible to marginalized communities. To aid this effort, we launched the Equity Directory in February 2024 to provide BIPOC authors and editors with a database of BIPOC agents. In a recent interview with Poets & Writers, Inc., vice president of LAoC Katie Kotchman and I shared the impact of the Equity Directory, as well as the success rate of BIPOC agents throu ..read more
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"Indeed, AALBC.com looks very much like a website from the late 90s"
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1w ago
The following quote was from the article, “How Google may be jeopardizing African-American literature websites”; which was published yesterday on the The Outline website: “Indeed, AALBC.com looks very much like a website from the late 90s: it’s a sprawling, 15,000-plus page property made up of busy pages with dense dropdown menus, zillions of internal links pointing back and forth everywhere, and some blurbs that read like they were stuffed with keywords. It’s difficult to distinguish the original content from the stuff that has been syndicated or copied from elsewhere, and AALBC also doe ..read more
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Bronzeville The Black Metropolis And The Great Migration
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1w ago
Until The Lion Tells The Story The Hunter Will Always Be The Hero The Great Migration: “All That Glitters Aint Gold” Welcome to 1900s Bronzeville, the heart of Chicago’s Black Metropolis. The Thomas family arrives hopeful and is met by 6,000 National Guard troops deployed to quell a race riot. Linda and Ben prepare their nephew Trey to lead the family through a big city backdrop of segregation, violence, and corruption. This whileBlack family saga is steeped in Chicago history and exploding with action. "If Chicago Could Talk" is a gripping tale of resistance, heroes, heroines, and heartache ..read more
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Philly: The Capital of Black Indie Komix Artist Walk and Talk Tour
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2w ago
The official Philly: The Capital of Black Indie Komix Artist Walk and Talk Tour and Reception is TODAY at City Hall.  Wednesday, June 26th / 4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m Exhibition ends at july 17th City Council Caucus Room / 4th Floor.   This will be a first-of-a-kind event at Philadelphia's City Hall  Details:  - Gallery Talk (4th Floor Showcases #'s1 - 5) from 4:30p.m. - 5:15 p.m  - Reception w/ light refreshments supplied by The City Hall Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) in the City Council Caucus Room from 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m  TICKETS ENDED http ..read more
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Book Four Of the whileBlack Chronicles' "If Chicago Could Talk"
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2w ago
"Until The Lion Tells The Story The Hunter Will Always Be The Hero"   I write an African American Historical Fiction series called "The whileBlack Chronicles." "If Chicago Could Talk" features a unique plot and distinctive characters. The story unfolds as the Thomas family joins the Great Migration in 1919, migrating to Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. With a new family leader, they challenge segregation, crooked politicians, and racist police, all while gangsters fight for control during Prohibition—a story about The Black Metropolis, Chicago, The Business of Racism, and the Power of ..read more
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Clare Lydon talk with Kobo writing life team
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3w ago
The Kobo Writing Life team invites you to join us on June 27th from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST for an exciting Pride-filled live Q&A event with author Clare Lydon. KWL director Tara and author engagement manager Laura will chat with Clare for an hour filled with insightful conversation around writing queer love stories.   MY questions I wonder what Clare's favorite representation of lesbians are in literature or movies? 0:43:00 jj arias,  her own book https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/before-you-say-i-do-10 Did you try university presses circa 2013? Did they reject them to? what is the ..read more
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George RR Martin made winds of winter unfinishable
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3w ago
from magenemirare He claims three things lead to the song of ice and fire being unfinishable Postmodern deconstruction, out of control complexity, subversion of mythological essence   postmodern deconstruction He says Martin deconstructs the past, ala lord of the rings. Martin has said: where are the orc babies, where are the taxes. Martin has publicly said he questions the absence of living detail in tolkiens work, which is allows many to escape into lord of the rings. The reviewer calls is cynicism. Martin simply despises the smiling lies. In the USA of MArtin's youth many smiling lies ..read more
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Sensitivity
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3w ago
  justsomeguy suggest the trend in gaming, to "defeminize" female characters is a problem. The problem is media concerns have one goal. To make money, but large media concerns have a problem. Humanity has money in all sectors of humanity but these sectors biases, negative or positive, means nothing can serve all communities. So, the big money concerns choose the communities they will favor, but that leads to automatic admonishment from those not catered to, who also have money.         ..read more
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THE BLACK PETREL
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3w ago
Toni Morrison spoke at Portland State on May 30, 1975. i took it to heart.   if GET OUT & A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET made a book baby to the Nina Simone song [redacted]? THE BLACK PETREL would be that baby.   first 10 episodes are free to read on am*zon's Kindle Vella episodic storytelling platform (log in with your am*zon acct).   readers: ride with me.   authors: check out Kindle Vella. might be worth your time.   cheers.     ..read more
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New Release VICTORS Novel
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3w ago
New release--VICTORS: A Novel of Love, War and Jazz by Heather Buchanan. Based on the true story of the Harlem Hellfighters, an all-black military regiment in World War I who were also jazz musicians. Hero Sgt. David Pierce must choose between love and duty. He battles racism from his American fellow soldiers while also fighting the German enemy. Will he win on all fronts?   Order on am*zon:  https://www.am*zon.com/Victors-Novel-Love-Jazz-Saga/dp/1734827335/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2NO8PRT4RYEST&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.ry5f0mAjQrips6l4Ed2aZiZPm9ToxuFKJBfKS72dpD_GjHj071QN20LucGBJIEps.e_3qxvpkjEYJ ..read more
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