Guest Posts

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 counter at a coffee shop or video store. A secret...

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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 themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what...

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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, or random evil guy. More and more color is being...

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Interview with Kathryn Allan co-editor of Accessing the Future

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, General Discussions, Guest Posts, News | 0 comments

Today Kathryn Allan is here to talk about the upcoming anthology, Accessing the Future. Kathryn Allan will be co-editing the anthology with Djibril al-Ayad of Futurefire.net Publishing. The anthology is intended to explore disability—and the intersectionality of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class—in both the imagined physical and virtual spaces of the future. Kathryn wants people of all abilities to see themselves, as they are now and as they want to be, in our collective human future(s). The campaign passed the minimum target this week, and is now closing on the pro-paying...

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Kaleidoscope with Shveta Thakrar – Guest Post

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Guest Posts, New Release Books, Race and Ethnicity | 2 comments

Today is the release day of Kaleidoscope, an anthology of diverse contemporary YA fantasy and science fiction stories edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios. From the Blurb: What do a disabled superhero, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, and a transgendered animal shifter have in common? They’re all stars of Kaleidoscope stories! Kaleidoscope collects fun, edgy, meditative, and hopeful YA science fiction and fantasy with diverse leads. These twenty original stories tell of scary futures, magical adventures, and the joys and heartbreaks of teenage life. Featuring New York...

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Rider by Joyce Chng – Guest Post/ Book Preview

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Guest Posts, LGBTQIA, Race and Ethnicity | 2 comments

Li-Fang has a way with nature. So she is sent against her will to train as an Agri-Seer, though she dreams one day of joining the Rider Corps like her sister Lixi. Partnered with an arrogant Rider, Daniel Kelso, Lifang must forget the wild Hunter Quetz she met by a hidden waterfall near her home, and accept who she is. Until, that is, a wild Quetz is captured. Lifang discovers she can communicate with the creature, a skill no Rider has ever demonstrated, and must now confront her destiny all over again. Will going against convention be worth the cost?   I started writing Rider, the first...

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