“Eight Reasons That Even a Good Book Is Rejected By Publishers.” This article has some interesting thoughts from literary agent Kanishka Gupta, who lays some of the factors that go into the acceptance – or rejection – of a manuscript.
Jean Ho’s NPR piece, “Diversity In Book Publishing Isn’t Just About Writers — Marketing Matters, Too,” brings up another facet in the need for increased diversity within the literary world. A good read.
Check out this feature on from Lit Hub: The Unsung Heroes of the Poetry World.
A feature on some of the hardworking folks who keep some of the small presses afloat. Interesting read.
Worth the read: Chuck Wendig lists 25 hard truths about writing and publishing.
If you are like me and trying to break through the glass to get a book published, you will find this candid article very interesting. Especially truth #15.
I missed this article when it first came out, but I do think it's worth sharing. On Popaganda, Sarah Mirk interviews journalists on writing about race.
There seems to have been a lot of articles about diversity in writing lately, and I think that is a great trend. It's a subject that needs to be discussed, for sure. As long as all of this talk about change eventually results in some change, right?