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Diversity in fiction is a fraught topic for a lot of reasons. Not only are there not very many diverse characters in mainstream published books (as we have seen in yesterday’s stats post), but there’s also a question of tokenism. People might think, “We have Junot Diaz, so the Latino slot is filled. No need to seek out more.”  And even worse than that is the problem of what happens when people from outside the...

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If you’ve checked out our Pozible page, you’ve probably already seen our brief statements about why diversity matters to us, and the video testimonials Julia gathered at WorldCon in San Antonio last month.  Those are bite-sized pieces, though. We thought you might like to see a little more in depth examination of the underlying problem. Mainstream publishing houses simply don’t publish a lot of content with diverse...

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