Whether you’re a poet, novelist, or playwright, I hope the suggestions I’ve provided below can help you find a strong platform to raise your voice.
One of the things I love most about my publishing graduate program is that I’m surrounded by people who genuinely care about what perspectives are centralized in mainstream publishing. Like me, they recognize the marginalized voices who have been consistently overlooked. We intend to use our education to do something about it.
LGBTQ2IA+ history is native to every month, and there are countless stories that still need to be told. These changemaking campaigns are making a difference.
For this week’s Bookspot, we were fortunate enough to talk with four indie bookstores who serve as community and advocacy spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community. These shops are separated by hundreds and thousands of miles (and even an ocean), but their work undeniably stems from the same goal: incite change through literature. How is your store celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Month? Gay’s the Word: Well here in the UK LGBTQIA+ History Month is in February, and October is Black History Month. It’s fantastic to see a greater range of representation in black queer narratives and voices being published and celebrated in …