"America is bursting with young, talented writers of color, and with readers of color who are anxious to read books that mirror their worlds. Yet many of those writers are being turned down by publishers. Why? I guess it’s because the industry is gatekeeping, and because it’s gatekeeping in a way that takes the art that reflects our America away from us. We should all be mad. We should all not want to be bored. At the least, art should not be boring."
Indeed. We couldn't be more proud of Erika T. Wurth's fierce essay, "Less Boring Art, More Diversity" at Publisher's Weekly.
Erika is the author of Crazy Horse's Girlfriend, which we published last month.