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Ken Liu Tells Us About His Kaleidoscope Story

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Ken Liu Tells Us About His Kaleidoscope Story

Our first guest post is by Kaleidoscope author, Ken Liu. We both love Ken’s work, and we’re very excited to have his story, “Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon” for Kaleidoscope. Here’s what he has to say about why he chose to write for us. __________________ When Alisa and Julia invited me to participate in this anthology, I jumped at the chance. I enjoy writing short YA fantasy, and there doesn’t seem to be enough markets for it. For “Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon,” I chose to tell a story...

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Reaching Out to Underrepresented Voices

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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 culture or viewpoint write stories that fill up those theoretical token slots. Setting out to publish diverse...

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Why we care about diversity in YA fantasy

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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 protagonists. If you’re interested in seeing the super detailed and depressing stats breakdown, check out...

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Introducing Kaleidoscope!

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Introducing Kaleidoscope!

Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios are thrilled to announce their new project, Kaleidoscope: an anthology of diverse contemporary YA Fantasy. Over the course of the month of October, we’ll be running a Pozible campaign to raise funds for the project.  We’ll also be posting new content to this blog each day, including information on diversity in YA and speculative fiction, guest posts from authors about diversity in their own work, and updates about the campaign–including, when we reach the $7,000 mark, the full submissions...

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