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New in Fiction: The Marzipan Dog by Octavia Cade

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, Fiction, News, Race and Ethnicity | 1 comment

The Marzipan Dog Octavia Cade Beth’s new dog is helpful and protective. But there’s something unusual about him too. Sometimes he changes under her touch… Sometimes those around her are inexplicably frightened by his presence… Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Octavia Cade has a PhD in science communication and is currently experimenting on New Zealand’s sole seagrass. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, and The Dark, amongst other places, and she recently published her first...

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How We Began – Guest Post by Vanessa North

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, General Discussions, Guest Posts, LGBTQIA, New Release Books, News | 0 comments

Today is the release day of How We Began, an anthology of LGBTQ+ young adult and new adult romance stories, including stories from Alexis Hall, Delphine Dryden, Vanessa North, Amy Jo Cousins, Annabeth Albert, Geonn Cannon, and edited by Edie Danford. All proceeds from this anthology will go to support The Trevor Project’s work with crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth. From the Blurb: How does love begin? A glance, a gesture, an unexpected offer of help from a stranger…or from a good friend. A smile across a...

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New in Fiction: Pineapple Head by Joel Enos

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Fiction, LGBTQIA | 0 comments

Pineapple Head Joel Enos When Carl finally gets the key to the unused teachers’ lounge, he doesn’t expect to meet a boy who seems both out of place and out of time. Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Joel Enos has written comics (Sonic the Hedgehog) and graphic novels (Ben 10) and published short fiction in Whispers from the Abyss and FLAPPERHOUSE. His comics adaptation of Anais Nin’s “Under a Glass Bell” with artist Fiona Meng, was published in A Café in Space. He’s also edited many best-selling manga series...

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Defying Doomsday Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters, which will be edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench, and published by Twelfth Planet Press in mid 2016. Defying Doomsday is currently crowdfunding via Pozible. You can find the campaign here: http://www.pozible.com/project/188146     Apocalypse fiction rarely includes characters with disability, chronic illness and other impairments. When these characters do appear, they usually die early on, or are secondary characters...

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New in Fiction: Three Boys and a Cat by Hamizah Adzmi

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Fiction, Race and Ethnicity | 0 comments

Three Boys and a Cat Hamizah Adzmi When Weishan and his friends hear a rumour that their principal might be psychic, they concoct a plan to find out the answers to the all important SPM examinations. Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Hamizah has a clingy cat named Jimmy, who prefers eating his food when surrounded by people. She works as a magazine writer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and spends her days procrastinating writing with writing. —– If you enjoyed “Three Boys and a Cat” please consider...

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New in Fiction: Shallow Living by Angela Enos

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Fiction, LGBTQIA | 0 comments

Shallow Living Angela Enos Marisol looks for signs wherever she can, from the petals of daisies to passing butterflies. She knows change is coming. Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Angela Enos has been published in A Cafe in Space, FLAPPERHOUSE, and more. She is also a designer, artist and performer whose work in theatre has been seen across the United States. —– If you enjoyed “Shallow Living” please consider donating to Visibility...

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Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis – Book Review

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Review | 0 comments

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis – Book Review by Tsana Dolichva   From the Blurb: Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected. She can’t be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes. Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he’s yanked from his Arizona town into...

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Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013 – Table of Contents

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, LGBTQIA, News, Race and Ethnicity | 0 comments

Last week Twelfth Planet Press announced their table of contents for the Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013 edited by Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein. I would have shared this sooner, but had some internet-y troubles. It’s definitely one worth sharing all the same. I’ve read a number of these stories from their original publications and enjoyed all of them. If those stories are a reflection on the quality of the rest of the anthology, this is going to be a great read with a lot of inclusive content and diverse characters....

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2015 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Guest Posts, News | 0 comments

Dreaming Robot Press is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new diverse middle grade science fiction anthology, titled 2015 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. The anthology includes stories by Visibility Fiction authors Anne E Johnson and Deborah Walker. Corie Weaver is here to tell us a little more about the project: Sally Ride, first woman in space and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, famously said: “Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture...

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Diversity in YA Fantasy

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in General Discussions, Guest Posts, Race and Ethnicity | 1 comment

The King’s Blood and Diversity in YA Fantasy by S.E. Zbasnik   If one can imagine dragons filling the sky, lightning shooting from fingertips, and skeletons walking the earth, why is it so hard to include a color other than lily white for the people in a fantasy world? Representation isn’t just a pretty buzzword for people to toss around. It cracks open stories and worlds once closed to those of people who aren’t white and male. It gives everyone a chance to see themselves save the day instead of being the funny sidekick, or temptress,...

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