FAQ

  • Are you going to expand to Children’s, Middle Grade or New Adult?
    • No. “YA” stands for Young Adult so that is what will be covered on Melanin in YA. Please utilize the More Resources Page to see what others are doing in various spaces.

  • I noticed an Adult Title on an Author’s Profile. I thought you only covered YA.
    • Good looking out! Melanin in YA does cover YA titles with Adult crossover but if it is shelved as Adult in the store, it does not belong on this website. Please shoot an email to melanininya@gmail.com with the title so that a correction can be made.

  • Will you expand to indie authors? Why or why not?
    • Not in the first year, no. Melanin in YA will circle back to this coverage at a later date. One person is making this entire database on their own free time. Please give Melanin in YA time to expand.

  • I love what you’re doing! How can I help?
    • Thank you! Traditionally Published Black YA Authors, especially 2021 Debut Authors, tell me what Melanin in YA can do FOR YOU. Email melanininya@gmail.com. Traditionally Published BIPOC Authors & Traditional Publishers, if you have any swag that you’d like to donate to Melanin in YA for our giveaways, please email melanininya@gmail.com. Visitors, Melanin in YA is not seeking volunteers but thank you. If you would like to support Melanin in YA, please consider making a one time donation on Ko-fi or becoming a monthly patron on Patreon for as little as $1 per month. Thank you.

  • How do I contact Melanin in YA for media opportunities?
    • Please email melanininya@gmail.com.

  • How can I send you a book/ARC for giveaway?
    • Please email melanininya@gmail.com.

  • How can I advertise/sponsor a post on Melanin in YA?
    • Please email melanininya@gmail.com.

  • X Person has a Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Why aren’t they listed in their profile?
    • Melanin in YA does not link to private Twitter accounts, private Instagram accounts, or Facebook Friend Profiles (even if the author links to a Friend Profile). Melanin in YA also does not link to Instagram accounts of Editors or inactive social media accounts for bookstores. If the social media link is still missing, feel free to send an email.