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Category Archives: Industry Influencer

Young Adult Books By Trans Authors Featuring Trans Characters

LinkbaitIMAGE 2As debates about the accessibility of public bathrooms continue, National Pride Month continues to shine a spotlight on the rights of people who fall outside of the “mainstream.”

The Guardian writes: “Despite the huge growth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) fiction over the last few years, YA and middle grade books with trans main characters remain sorely lacking.”

Learn more about the top 10 books by transgender authors featuring trans characters.




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Industry Influencer: Submittable

If you submit regularly to literary journals, then you’ve probably run across Submittable, the online submission manager that allows writers to make, track, and manage submissions to participating publishers. Today, Submittable CEO Michael A. Fitzgerald takes a moment out of his busy day to talk about how Submittable is changing writers’ lives. Check it out!… Continue Reading

Industry Influencer: Merriam-Webster Inc.

Today, Kory Stamper is here with us from Merriam-Webster Inc. to give us a little peek into the life of a lexicographer. Merriam-Webster has been teaching us how to spell correctly (and use the right word at the right time) since 1828! CONTEST: Leave a comment below with your favorite word by June 18, and you’ll be… Continue Reading

Industry Influencer: Mignon Fogarty (aka Grammar Girl)

Grammar Girl

This month’s Industry Influencer spotlight is shining on Mignon Fogarty. Mignon is the creator of Grammar Girl, one of Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers and winner of “Best Education Podcast” in the Podcast Awards. Mignon is the author of six books, including the New York Times best-seller Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips… Continue Reading

Industry Influencer: Travis Kurowski

Travis Kurowski

This month’s Industry Influencer spotlight is shining on Travis Kurowski, editor of Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine, founding editor of Luna Park, soliciting editor for Opium Magazine, Literary MagNet columnist for Poets & Writers, and professor of creative writing and publishing at York College of Pennsylvania. In case you haven’t… Continue Reading

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