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, aContinue Reading

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 inContinue Reading

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,Continue Reading

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!Continue Reading

Book: EVERY BODY SHINES: SIXTEEN STORIES ABOUT LIVING FABULOUSLY FAT Edited by Cassandra Newbould ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: June 8, 2021Publisher: Bloomsbury YAISBN-13: 978-1547606078 Numbered Pages: 401Short Stories: There are 16 Short Stories Total, 4 of Which Are Written by Authors in the Melanin in YA Database Jacket Illustration: Thaddeus CoatesJacketContinue Reading

Book: ROMAN AND JEWEL by Dana L. Davis ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: January 5, 2021Publisher: Inkyard PressISBN-13: 978-1335070623 Position in Bibliography: This is Dana L. Davis’s third novel. Numbered Pages: 326Chapters: 25Word Count: Approx. 83,000 words Cover Illustration: Robert BallArt Direction: Erin CraigCover Design: Elita Sidiropoulou Audiobook Run Time: 10 hoursContinue Reading

Book: INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING by Nicola Yoon ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: June 1, 2021Publisher: Delacorte PressISBN-13: 978-1524718961 Position in Bibliography: This is Nicola Yoon’s third novel. Numbered Pages: 289Chapters: 60Word Count: Approx. 61,000 words Jacket Design: Neil SwaabJacket Lettering: Jyotirmayee Patra Interior Design: Ken CrosslandText Font: 12-point Adobe Garamond Audiobook RunContinue Reading

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Do you listen to First Draft Podcast with Sarah Enni? When you listen to Episode #305: Camryn Garrett and Episode #306: Nicola Yoon, you’ll discover that these episodes are sponsored by Melanin in YA!Continue Reading

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Have you heard?! Melanin in YA is expanding as an LLC! We’re currently crowdfunding for start up costs and I’m asking for your help, whether a financial show of support or simply by sharingContinue Reading