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Even a Little is a Lot: Asexual Representation in YA

Asexuality in YA Series: Day #5 Previous Posts: Representing the Asexual Experience by Tabitha O'Connell | My Kind of Normal by Kelly Murashige | What’s So Important About Ace Representation? by Kazul Wolf | Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit by Dill Werner | Introduction: Asexuality in YA Series by Vee S. The future always seemed bright, but [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Author Guest Blog, New Releases, Publishing People, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Even a Little is a Lot: Asexual Representation in YA

The Room Where It Happens

Trans Awareness Week: Day #2  Previous Posts: Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness Week Series by Vee S.) by Parrish Turner With each new “trans book,” I hold my breath as I read over the summaries and quotes which litter the pages. Without fail, I will see [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Guest Blogs, Publishing People|1 Comment

Gay YA Agent Spotlight #4: Susan Graham

Today on our Agent Spotlight series we have Susan Graham from Einstein Literary! Susan shares some great information in this interview and we were thrilled to have her! (And it's always fun to find agents who identify on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and who are seeking LGBTQIA+ middle grade, hint hint, querying writers!) Hello! Thank you [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Publishing People|Comments Off on Gay YA Agent Spotlight #4: Susan Graham

Gay YA Agent Spotlight! #3 – Brent Taylor

Today on our Agent Spotlight series we have Brent Taylor from Triada US Literary Agency! Brent's got some serious storytelling power all of his own in this interview! 1. Hello! Thank you for participating in our Agent Spotlight series! We're excited to have you. Can you tell us how you got started agenting? Hello! Thank [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Publishing People|Comments Off on Gay YA Agent Spotlight! #3 – Brent Taylor

Gay YA Agent Spotlight! #2 – Jim McCarthy

Welcome to our new series, Gay YA Agent Spotlight! Every Thursday, we'll be interviewing one agent about upcoming trends in LGBTQIA+ YA and MG, what they currently represent, and what they're looking for. 1. Hello! Thank you for participating in our Agent Spotlight series! We're excited to have you. Can you tell us how you [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Archive, Publishing People|Comments Off on Gay YA Agent Spotlight! #2 – Jim McCarthy

Gay YA Agent Spotlight! #1: Jennifer Johnson-Blalock

Hello, friends! Welcome to a new feature here at GayYA! Every Thursday for the next couple of months, we'll have an interview with an agent about LGBTQIA+ books they're reading, ones they rep, what they want in their inbox, and where they see LGBTQIA+ YA and MG going in the next few years. I'm THRILLED [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Publishing People|Comments Off on Gay YA Agent Spotlight! #1: Jennifer Johnson-Blalock

4 Wishes for YA F/F Romance

by Kate Brauning I want to talk about nuance. I want to talk about sexy, and imperfection, and happily ever after. I want to talk about being a bisexual editor (and author) of queer YA and why every book I acquire is inclusive in some way, but I’m still looking for That F/F YA Romance. [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Publishing People|Comments Off on 4 Wishes for YA F/F Romance

Editing Diversity in Chile – Part 2

by Daniela Cortés del Castillo  I’ve already covered the challenges I’ve faced at Loba Ediciones when trying to publish diversely. Now I’d like to speak briefly about what happens when I change my hat and become an editor working with an author. Editing with intersectional feminism in mind is not easy. You carry around a lot [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Publishing People|Comments Off on Editing Diversity in Chile – Part 2

Publishing Diversity in Chile – Part 1

by Daniela Cortés del Castillo I thought about writing this guest post about my experiences as a young reader and how, as a teenager, there were no kidslikeme in the books I read, and how fantastic and helpful for my sense of self it would have been if there were. Now, all of these things [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Publishing People|Comments Off on Publishing Diversity in Chile – Part 1