housingworksbookstore:

books:

We’re celebrating National Coming Out Day a little bit early this year with our friends at everyoneisgay.
Join us on October 6th at housingworksbookstore in NYC to meet, mingle, drink free drinks, and celebrate the new book This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Hear stories from dannielle, kristinnoeline, holabrody, liam-lowery, and jennyowenyoungs!
This party is free, all ages, and open to the public. Tell your friends!

Even if you are not gay, come be gay, because everyone is gay! This is going to be fantastic, hope to see you there.

housingworksbookstore:

books:

We’re celebrating National Coming Out Day a little bit early this year with our friends at everyoneisgay.

Join us on October 6th at housingworksbookstore in NYC to meet, mingle, drink free drinks, and celebrate the new book This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Hear stories from dannielle, kristinnoeline, holabrody, liam-lowery, and jennyowenyoungs!

This party is free, all ages, and open to the public. Tell your friends!

Even if you are not gay, come be gay, because everyone is gay! This is going to be fantastic, hope to see you there.

Our profession does - and should - revolve around talent. Publishers and agents unearth the best writers and illustrators. Correct. It should be about the story and the voice and the characters. But why are so many of these characters white, straight, able-bodied and middle class? Malorie did not say there are too many white faces in children’s books but I will. There, I just did. Put that on Sky News.

—James Dawson, We Must Overcome Selfish Fears

Read the whole speech. It’s brilliant.

(via elloellenoh)

(via weneeddiversebooks)

Publication Opportunity

brouhahamagazine:

Brouhaha’s editor-in-chief works for a really cool company called Ideasmyth, which offers coaching and courses to help creative professionals of all varieties achieve their—you guessed it—creative and professional goals. Ideasmyth is a relatively new company with a relatively new blog on their website (they call it their Ideablog), and it needs wonderfully creative people like you to help bring the blog to life.

The blog has monthly themes, which contributors are encouraged to follow (and which you can take a look at here!). If you have any writing pieces that fit the themes for the rest of the year, or if any of the theme titles inspire you to write something, the company would be happy to take your contributions!

Ideasmyth’s founder, Victoria C. Rowan, has a massive amount of contacts in the NYC publishing industry, so Ideasmyth’s blog gets views from some pretty high-profile (and extremely awesome) editors, agents, etc. And your piece will be advertised via the Ideasmyth Facebook and Twitter accounts and in their Innovation Newsletter, which goes out to editors, agents, and other creative professionals weekly. This is a great opportunity to build your portfolio and get your name out there.

If you or anyone you know is interested in submitting 1-3 things for publication on the Ideablog, you can send them via email to kkaletsky@ideasmyth.com. Please include “Ideablog Submission” in the title. And feel free to submit anything you’d like—an article or essay, poetry, a short story, photos, etc.—whatever you’re inspired to create. Ideasmyth is really flexible about the genre of submission, and even about fitting your piece in with the month’s theme, so please don’t be afraid to submit things.

We love y’all and your writing, and we’d love to help you get your work published.

wordbookstores:

oneofthejohns:

Hey! Banned Books Week is coming up starting this Sunday! This year has a focus on banned comics & graphic novels.
If you are looking for some resources to spread the word or to run events, you should head over to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website where they have lots of stuff including two free downloadable posters you can print up to help promote BBW. I did the design above.
Oh yeah, and something else you could do for BBW is read Americus, by MK Reed and myself, which is all about book banning, censorship, and coming of age. 

Come fight the good fight with us at the JC store on Tuesday.

wordbookstores:

oneofthejohns:

Hey! Banned Books Week is coming up starting this Sunday! This year has a focus on banned comics & graphic novels.

If you are looking for some resources to spread the word or to run events, you should head over to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website where they have lots of stuff including two free downloadable posters you can print up to help promote BBW. I did the design above.

Oh yeah, and something else you could do for BBW is read Americus, by MK Reed and myself, which is all about book banning, censorship, and coming of age. 

Come fight the good fight with us at the JC store on Tuesday.

(via writersrelief)

pantheonbooks:

Hey readers! Some of our amazing artists gave us their thoughts on banned books and the power of the written (and drawn!) word. We will post one image every day this week in honor of Banned Books Week. Special thanks to Craig Thompson for giving us his thoughts.
Fight evil. Read books.

pantheonbooks:

Hey readers! Some of our amazing artists gave us their thoughts on banned books and the power of the written (and drawn!) word. We will post one image every day this week in honor of Banned Books Week. Special thanks to Craig Thompson for giving us his thoughts.

Fight evil. Read books.

nprbooks:

The National Book Awards’ fiction longlist includes Richard Powers, who won the award in 2006; Mountain Goats vocalist John Darnielle, who was on Fresh Air yesterday; and Molly Antopol and Phil Klay, who were both nominated for their debut story collections. Although a few of the nominees were expected — Anthony Doerr’s novel All the Light We Cannot See is one of the year’s breakaway hits, and Marilynne Robinson is a living legend — the list as a whole is varied and features a handful of underappreciated or relatively new writers.

The shortlist will be announced Oct. 15, and the winners on Nov. 19. The full longlist is here.

nprbooks:

In honor of Banned Books Week, here are the top 10 challenged books of 2013.

This is the second year Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series has topped the list. He tells NPR’s Lynn Neary:

"I don’t consider the books to be anti-authoritarian, but I do think it is important, if you think something is wrong, to question authority — because, you know, there are villains in real life, and they don’t always wear black capes and black hats. Sometimes they’re dressed like authority figures. And kids need to know that it’s important to question them."