“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.”
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 email@example.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.