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Mistlands Launch + Aromantic Representation in Webcomics

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 1  by Laya Rose I’ve recently launched my webcomic, Mistlands! It’s about an aroace half fey girl from a small New Zealand town who suddenly gets herself and her friends caught up in the world of the sidhe – up until now she’s only ever come into contact with [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Book Lists, Guest Blogs, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Mistlands Launch + Aromantic Representation in Webcomics

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

My Kind of Normal

Asexuality in YA Series: Day #3 Previous Posts: 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. by Kelly Murashige I thought there was something wrong with me. Some sort of genetic, chemical, or otherwise biological malfunction [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices|Comments Off on My Kind of Normal

What’s So Important About Ace Representation?

by Kazul Wolf  We all know that representation matters. This is a blog on diversity, I mean, it goes without saying. Asexual representation, however, is a tricky thing. Growing up ace but completely ignorant of what asexuality is wasn’t a fun experience, as most asexuals would know. I was never into the things that other [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Guest Blogs|Comments Off on What’s So Important About Ace Representation?

Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit

by Dill Werner  I can only speak for one person when it comes to demisexuality—me. My experiences, my preferences, my sexuality, me. Being a queer demisexual means that I fall somewhere along a spectrum within a spectrum along another spectrum. I am a demisexual floating in the asexual spectrum hunched under the queer umbrella. It’s…complicated. [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit

Introduction: Asexuality in YA Series

During our Asexuality in YA series, we want to use our space on GayYA to support ace-spectrum voices. Last year, we decided to host Awareness Week Series over the various LGBTQIA+ Awareness Weeks throughout the year. Though we hope to include everyone on the site at all times, we wanted to dedicate a concentrated space [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Archive, Updates and Announcements|2 Comments

Call for Submissions: Asexuality in YA Series

During the Asexuality in YA series we want to use our space on GayYA to support ace spectrum voices. Last year, we decided to host Awareness Week Series over the various LGBTQIA+ Awareness Weeks throughout the year. Though we hope to include everyone on the site at all times, we wanted to dedicate a concentrated [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Archive, Updates and Announcements|Comments Off on Call for Submissions: Asexuality in YA Series

Interview: Eleanor Herman, author of the Blood of Gods and Royals series

Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman In Macedon, war rises like smoke, forbidden romance blooms and ancient magic tempered with rage threatens to turn an empire to dust After winning his first battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands—but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat. Meanwhile, [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Blogathon 2016, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Interview: Eleanor Herman, author of the Blood of Gods and Royals series

Why We Need Editors (AKA Writing While Demi-Sexual)

by Janine A. Southard My editor gently reminded me that not all my teen characters can be ace. And she's right. As someone on the asexual spectrum, it doesn't occur to me to put sexual tension (or interest) between strangers into my books during the drafting phase. That's the drafting phase, though. In editing, I [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Why We Need Editors (AKA Writing While Demi-Sexual)

“Instant Attraction Can’t Be Real!” The Tale of an Angry Teenage Demisexual

Asexuality in YA Series: Day 7 – Previous Posts: Introduction to Asexuality in YA Series – Aces Out: Laying the Cards On the Table – Acing Romance: On Writing YA Love Stories as an Asexual – 5 Tips and Tricks To Writing Asexual Characters – Interview with Simon Tam – Reading While Asexual: Representation in Ace [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on “Instant Attraction Can’t Be Real!” The Tale of an Angry Teenage Demisexual