Traditional publishing is often seen as the most common way of publishing, but over time, there are other methods: self-publishing, serial publishing, hybrid publishing, etc. This panel will explore different methods of publishing because sometimes getting an agent or traditional publisher may not be possible if the book is considered “too niche” or “unmarketable”.
Representations of Blackness in genre fiction have been a topic the publishing industry has had to confront again and again, but epic fantasy seems to have mostly avoided very necessary critiques. Especially when the intersections of Blackness are considered. But as more books are released with Black authors, is an inevitable reckoning on the horizon? […]