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Around The Web: Querying, Black Sci-Fi, Comic Mentorship & Summer Reading

Welcome back, readers! Things have begun to open up again, and whether you’ve ventured out or you’re still holding fast at home, there’s always room for some bookish content. This week, I’m sharing a newly signed author’s querying experience, an opinion piece on the value of Black Sci-Fi, an informal mentorship opportunity for artists, and a summer reading club for kids. A Querying Experience Writer Joanne Machin recently announced that she’s signed with a literary agent and subsequently shared a post describing her querying experience, including her stats and some resources. My favourite advice is to think of your query letter as “a marketing asset,” but there’s lot of other advice for thos

Around The Web: Publishing Advances, Reading and BIPOC Writers Connect Calls

Hello again, readers! I’m back once again to share content from across the internet. There are a lot of interesting conversations happening right now, so this is only a small sampling. I’m sharing a piece on pay disparity in publishing, a call to read, a queer book list, and an opportunity for BIPOC writers. #PublishingPaidMe Recent Twitter discussions have highlighted pay disparity in publishing. Two Black YA authors, Tochi Onyebuchi and L.L. McKinney started the discussion, which prompted many authors to share the advances they received for their books. The results show that Black authors are not receiving the same advances as non-Black authors. Buzzfeed has more details, including explana

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