osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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Good article on problem of publishing Gay YA

Hat tip to tigerbright for the link to this well written and constructive blog post.
http://rachelmanija.livejournal.com/969022.html

The authors wrote a Young Adult (YA) novel in which they had a gay character. An agent offered to rep them if they would make the character straight. The post is written in an informative manner suggesting constructive ways to try to break the convention in YA that characters are white and straight.

Wherever one comes out on substance, I recommend reading the article for an excellent examplar of an advocacy piece.
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