Around The Web: Editorial Letters, InkFest, Capitalization, and Melanin in YA

Hello, readers! It’s a short week here in Canada, but it’s been a busy one for us as we had our Just Watch Me! launch event. But as always, we still made time to find and share some content from around the web.


This week we’ve got some tips for surviving your editorial letter, an upcoming festival, a look at capitalization in novels, and a new YA database. Enjoy!


Surviving Your Editorial Letter

Writing is hard, so once you hand off your hard work to an editor, it can be tough to receive feedback. Author Hank Phillippi Ryan has been there, and she has some tips for how to handle getting an editorial letter.



InkFEST Writers Festival

There have been a lot of virtual events for writers and readers over the last few month, but here’s a unique one that’s especially relevant in a year that’s had so many challenges. The InkFEST Virtual Mental Health Writers Festival will take place in November and will feature three events for writers that centre mental health.



Who Gets Capitalized?

If you’ve ever been confused about when to capitalize president or detective, this Shop Talk blog by Carol Saller should help you out. It discusses “rules” for capitalization and what you should consider when it comes to capitalizing titles and names.


Melanin in YA

Writer Melody Simpson has created a website called Melanin in YA that seeks to amplify “all things Black” in YA publishing. Publisher's Weekly says the site will feature news; a directory of authors, agents, editors, designers, and more; and several other resources. It’s off to a great start, having already received enough funds to cover start up costs, so check it out if you want to keep up with Black young adult literature.


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