Posts Tagged: Diversity in Fiction

Links: Thursday, February 6th

Links: Thursday, February 6th

February 6, 2014 Links 7

Saved From The Paper Drive – A collection of pulp novel covers. African American Romance: My Take, Your Thoughts by La-Tessa Montgomery – This post reminded me of the discussions we had here around the Multicultural Romance Roundtable post. How many white readers who participated and said they want more… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, January 25th

Links: Saturday, January 25th

January 25, 2014 Links 0

Uhh… no thanks A Conversation About Asian-American Erotica Writers – Suleikha Snyder and Solace Ames were at The Toast talking about writing romance and erotica. Suleikha Snyder: We definitely need more of that, and more mature handling of what women find erotic in general. Because I feel like there’s a… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, January 21st

Links: Tuesday, January 21st

January 21, 2014 Links 2

The mighty hunter A note on historical romance sales in print – Courtney Milan breaks out some hard sales figures to speak about how Harlequin doesn’t have a record of successfully selling historical romance in print and how “China-set historicals don’t sell” is not the best conclusion to draw from… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, January 9th

Links: Thursday, January 9th

January 9, 2014 Links 1

Guest Post and Giveaway: Solace Ames on Asian Sex Symbols and BDSM – Unf. The Bechdel Test Sets the Bar Too Low. Let’s Write a New One. – The article quotes figures showing that the movies that passed the Bechdel had much higher sales than those that didn’t. Movie execs… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, December 21st

Links: Saturday, December 21st

December 21, 2013 Links 2

An igloo made from colorful ice bricks and snow mortar. Girls of Color in Dystopia – Author/activist Victoria Law did a series of reviews and posts on race and gender in dystopian YA. As I said in my first post: No matter how terrible and oppressive these futuristic fiction worlds… Read more »

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Reading While White (The Finicky Reader)

Reading While White (The Finicky Reader)

December 15, 2013 Opinion 8

The TL:DR edition of this post is “Fellow white readers, we’re cheating ourselves.” The PS TL:DR edition of this post is that I wrote it last week, and it’s been rendered moot by Liz & Beks laying it out straight in this comment thread. “It’s been my experience that when people… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, December 14th

Links: Saturday, December 14th

December 14, 2013 Links 11

These 2 Kids Have Taken A Photo With Santa For 34 Years. – The last few pictures make the post. Romance writers feel the heat from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ – Is it me, or did this article have a smarmy, “I can’t believe how vulgar the ladyfolk are these… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, December 12th

Links: Thursday, December 12th

December 12, 2013 Links 7

Artist Creates 12 Shoes For 12 Ex Lovers Where’s the Diversity? The NY Times Top 10 Bestsellers List – “Only three out of the 124 authors who appeared on the list during 2012 are people of color” And one of them is E.L. James, who’s apparently half Chilean. They follow… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, December 10th

Links: Tuesday, December 10th

December 10, 2013 Links 40

Fairies riding on corgis. The Jade Temptress & the Future of Jeannie Lin – This news kind of made me get my rant on. I’m frustrated with white readers, but I’m also irked that HQN is giving up so easily. There’s a market for multicultural romance out there, but I… Read more »

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Multicultural Romance Roundtable

December 8, 2013 Opinion 25

Perhaps it’s a matter of confirmation bias, or just how my Twitter feed is constructed, but it seems to me like people are looking around Romancelandia and wondering where the multicultural stories are. Editors say they’re looking for it and readers say they want it. After a couple Twitter conversations… Read more »

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