Adventures in Queer-Welcoming Editing

The recent brouhaha about an anthology (in which a number of authors withdrew their stories after one author was told to change her M/M to heterosexual) highlights for me how much power an editor has in establishing the tone of … Continue reading

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The Season of Censorship

Apparently, it’s time once again to speak of censorship. The latest event to make Internet news concerns the 2011 Teen Lit Fest, to be held in Humble, Texas, a small school district outside Houston. Young Adult writer Ellen Hopkins, New York Times best-selling author of such popular books as CRANK and IMPULSE, was invited – and then “dis-invited” – to next year’s respected conference. Ms. Hopkins saw this as basically a case of censorship, and asked for support from the writing and library community.

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