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PEN/Faulkner Makes a Statement With Its 2017 Fiction Award Finalists

PEN/Faulkner is a nonprofit literary organization that promotes a lifelong love of reading and a connection to writing through public events, in-school education and public promotion of exceptional literary achievement. They annually administer the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers; on Tuesday, they announced the finalists for […]

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Diverse Worlds Grant Opens Doors for Underrepresented Writers

From the Diverse Worlds Grant’s crowdfunding page: Science fiction and fantasy fans are a diverse bunch of people: male, female, black, white, Asian, Hispanic, gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, cisgender, queer, with and without disability; from all classes, geographical regions, and backgrounds. Especially now, when speculative fiction has taken over pop culture, and some of the […]

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Beth Revis Discusses Representation in Fiction

NY Times Bestselling author of the Across the Universe series, Beth Revis, published a post on her blog yesterday, discussing representation in fiction and how experience and time has taught her the importance of celebrating diversity. Revis said she knows that the shift in her experience comes from being “more aware of the world around […]

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Gimbling in the Wabe – The Word’s the Thing…

Recently, I read an article on Slate about how they were no longer going to refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Redskins.  In the article, Slate‘s editor David Plotz stated, Changing the way we talk is not political correctness run amok. It reflects an admirable willingness to acknowledge others who once were barely visible […]