Tracy Sherrod, current editorial director of Amistad Press, discusses how the publisher of multicultural voices has changed over its thirty-year history, as well as the challenges it faces today.
Dawn Davis—vice president and publisher of 37 INK, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Atria Publishing Group—talks about editing Edward P. Jones, the lack of diversity in publishing, and what some of the most successful authors have in common.
Amidst questions of racial diversity in the publishing industry, the Hurston/Wright foundation continues its outstanding support of African American writers, promising a brighter outlook for the state of writing in America.
The executive director of the Center for Black Literature celebrates a decade of service and looks forward to this month’s National Black Writers Conference in New York City.
Four prizes of $500 each are given annually for a poetry collection, a first novel, a book of fiction, and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) by an African American writer published in the United States in the previous year. The awards honor books that depict the "cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora." Publishers may nominate books published in 2018 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines and a list of jurors to whom books should be sent.
Plagiarism lawsuit against author Emma Cline dismissed; LatinX in Publishing; Independence Day poems; and other news.
Creating local reading spaces for young black boys.
A new anthology from Haymarket Books celebrates Black Girl Magic.
PEN announces winners of its 2018 Literary Awards; Khaled Hosseini’s next novel to focus on Syrian refugee crisis; Milo Yiannopoulos drops lawsuit against Simon & Schuster; and other news.
George Washington’s hair found in library book; the importance of rereading; in praise of queer teen fiction; and other news.