It’s down to the last few days of the Kaleidoscope Pozible campaign, for a book of contemporary YA fantasy (and a dash of science fiction) with diverse protagonists, edited by Alisa Krasnostein of Twelfth Planet Press, and Julia Rios of The Outer Alliance. They’ve raised nearly $8000 but have quite a few miles still to go if the project is going to fully fund.
There simply aren’t enough protagonists in YA fiction who are anything other than the straight, white, able default, and this is a book that aims to show how many different ways this can be achieved while still displaying great, crunchy speculative fiction (as opposed to an Issues Book that’s all about the Issues). As a pledge of the type of stuff they are looking for, they have accepted stories by Sofia Samatar, Vylar Kaftan, Jim C Hines, Ken Liu and Sean Williams).
This is an exciting and genuinely important book, and I really want it to happen. Not just because I’m writing a story for it right now, though I’ll admit that’s a teeny part of it… Most exciting for the writers out there, they opened to general submissions at the $7000 mark, so you can start writing *your* stories of teen diversity, magic and other hijinks right now!
Submission guidelines are HERE!