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RESOURCES

a roundup of resources to help you navigate inclusive:

 

ON STORYTELLING

FREE CRAFT-BUILDING RESOURCES:

KidLitNation - free writing webinars
The Future Bookshelf - writing & publishing advice
Well Storied. - writing advice
Writing With Color - writing advice focused on racial and ethnic diversity
Jane Friedman's blog - publishing advice

SUBMISSION-READINESS:

Eric Smith's Query Tips - advice from querying writers from lit agent
Pub Rants by Nelson Literary Agency - publishing blog from agents 

CONFERENCES & RETREATS:

[margins.] - The Word's literary conference and festival for writers and booklovers from the margins
Asian-American Writer's Workshop
- devoted to creative writing by Asian Americans

Kweli Color of Children's Literature Conference - opportunity for BIPOC writers & illustrators
Lighthouse Writer's Writing in Color Retreat - workshop in the Rocky Mountain Region & beyond

MENTORING PROGRAMS:

The Word's Editor-Writer Mentorship - promoting voices from the margins
We Need Diverse Books Mentorships - for children's authors and illustrators

ORGANIZATIONS:

Writers of Color - promotes visibility for editors & writers of color
Latinxs in KidLit- promotes Latinx YA, MG, & children's lit
Cartoonists of Color - database of cartoonists of color, disabled cartoonists, & queer cartoonists
Queer Cartoonists - database of queer & disabled cartoonists

COLORADO-AREA RESOURCES:

CALMA - promotes Latinx authors & writers in Colorado

 

ON PUBLISHING

LEARN ABOUT THE INDUSTRY:

Pub(lishing) Crawl - blog on industry life
Minorities in Publishing - podcast on industry life
(UK) The Publisher's Association Work in Publishing page - industry information

INDUSTRY NEWS:

Publishing Perspectives - industry news
Publisher's Lunch - free newsletter option for daily industry news, including manuscript purchases
CBC Diversity - books and publishing blog

ORGANIZATIONS:

People of Color in Publishing - empowering marginalized members in the industry
Latinx in Publishing - promoting lit by, for, and about Latino/a/x people
Editors of Color Database - editorial professionals from underrepresented communities
Database of Diverse Databases - directory of diverse talent
Bay Area Women in Publishing - supports women and non-binary people in publishing
Literary Agents of Color - directory
The BIPOC Bookshelf - database of editors and agents of color

MENTORING PROGRAMS:

Representation Matters - connecting BIPOC lit enthusiasts with publishing professionals

PROTECT YOURSELF:

AUTHOR LIFE:

Website Set-Up - reference guide
Writing with Color - writing community Q&A board
PRH Publishing Path Primer - a quick blog post on the main steps to publication
Big List of Resources - a compilation of resources for all along your writing journey
Aiden Thomas' Book Launch Survival Guide - tips for marketing once you have that book deal

 
 

ON READING & FANDOM

BOOK LISTS & BLOGS:

Rich in Color - diverse YA book blog
Social Justice Books - compilation of social justice books for children, YA, & educators
Coloring Books - curated newsletter of multicultural books
Well-Read Black Girl - book club dedicated to Black women writers
Book Dragon - media initiative of Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center to uplift Asian Pacific American lit
#1000BlackGirlBooks Resource Guide - catalogue of books with Black girls as protagonists
We Need Diverse Books blog - where to find diverse books
Melanin in YA - database of Black creators in the YA space
The BIPOC Bookshelf - stories by and resources for BIPOC writers

CON FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

Diversify Book Expo - scholarship application

MULTICULTURAL LIT
CELEBRATIONS:

Multicultural Children's Book Day - nonprofit celebrating and donating diverse books
Children's Book Week - annual two week celebration of children's literacy