Mid-September 2021 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA unveiled the Publisher Breakdown spreadsheet, which is only available to Patreon Patrons at the ARC level or above and paid Newsletter subscribers. You don’t want to miss this data! Be sure to become a patron orContinue Reading

August Part Two 2021 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals Kacen Callender sold a two-book six-figure deal for their contemporary novel, LARK & KASIM START A REVOLUTION coming 2022 from Abrams. Candice Iloh sold world English rights to their next novel in verse, SALT THE WATER coming 2023 from Dutton. Cam Montgomery‘sContinue Reading

Book Profile: ME (MOTH) by Amber McBride

Book: ME (MOTH) by Amber McBride ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: August 17, 2021Publisher: Feiwel & FriendsISBN-13: 978-1250780362 Position in Bibliography: This is Amber McBride’s debut novel. Numbered Pages: 248Chapters: 147Word Count: Approx. 22,000 words Jacket Art: Rich DeasJacket Design: Rich DeasBook Design: Michelle McMillian Genre: ContemporarySetting: New York City & Virginia suburb Tense: PresentPoint of ViewContinue Reading

Book Profile – Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise Edited by Laura Silverman

Book: UP ALL NIGHT: 13 STORIES BETWEEN SUNSET AND SUNRISE Edited by Laura Silverman ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: July 13, 2021Publisher: Algonquin Young ReadersISBN-13: 978-1643750415 Numbered Pages: 337Short Stories: There are 13 Short Stories Total, 4 of Which Are Written by Authors in the Melanin in YA Database Jacket Art and Design: Connie GabbertInterior Design: CarlaContinue Reading

Mid-August 2021 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals In a 7 house auction, Jade Adia sold a two-book deal (world rights, six figures) to a contemporary, THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD coming 2023 from Disney-Hyperion. g. haron-davis sold world rights for the anthology, TRANSMOGRIFY! coming 2023 from HarperTeen. Nilah MagruderContinue Reading

Mid-July 2021 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals Gabi Burton sold a YA fantasy, SING ME TO SLEEP and a sequel (in a six-figure preempt) coming 2023 from Bloomsbury. Krystal Marquis sold a deal (world English rights in a pre-empt) for her debut novel, a romance, THE DAVENPORTS coming 2023Continue Reading

June 2021 Part Two News, Deals, Honors, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA reached its $25,000 Fundraising Goal! Woooo!!!!! Thank you so much to everyone for all of your support during this fundraiser. Read more here. Melanin in YA received a shout out in the acknowledgements of THIS POISONContinue Reading

We Raised $25,000 for Melanin in YA!

THANK YOU! We did it! Together, we raised over $25,000 to take Melanin in YA to the next level as a new small business. THANK YOU. Thank you to everyone who donated, matched a donation, offered a signed book or critique to your social media followers if they donated, tweeted, retweeted, quote tweeted, liked, postedContinue Reading

Mid-June 2021 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA has reached $20k of its $25k start up fundraising goal! Please share the crowdfund campaign (GoFundMe) and help us get to $25k by Juneteenth! Thank you so much for your support! There are new book profilesContinue Reading

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