Coming Soon to Melanin in YA

Thank you so much for the support for Melanin in YA!

If you have yet to fill out the survey to let Melanin in YA know what else you’d like to see on this website, please do so here.

If you’re a traditionally published Black YA author and your name is not yet listed in the directory, please email with your official website/social links OR fill out this form so that the directory can be updated.

The soft launch for Melanin in YA has been a great success and I want to continue to reach the vision that I have for this website. Please support Melanin in YA on Ko-fi so that Melanin in YA can pay a Black graphic designer to make this database aesthetically pleasing and as easy to navigate as possible. Thank you!

What’s next?

Melanin in YA plans to officially launch December 2020 / January 2021. Until then, feel free to take a look around as more and more is added to the database each week. The next few months are dedicated to making the directories as complete as possible. This means that the blog portion of Melanin in YA will not go live until the launch. For news in Black YA, follow Melanin in YA on Twitter and Instagram. If you have an events graphic that we can share on instagram, please do not hesitate to email

If you are going to be a traditionally published 2021 YA debut and you would like to be interviewed for Melanin in YA, please email between now and one month before your release date.

In addition to everything mentioned here that is coming soon and in the survey, the survey shows that you want even more. So stay tuned for these directories as well:

Black agents & editors seeking YA lit, Black YA Bloggers, Black YA BookTubers, Black YA Bookstagrammers, & Black YA Book Cover Designers.

Something still missing from Melanin in YA’s future plans? Email with your suggestions so that we have the best official launch ever!

See you this winter!

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