Diversity in Publishing – Overview
— Last checked and updated April 24, 2020 by Serena Dang, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student.
Dundas, Deborah. “The Year in Review: CanLit Is Dead, Long Live CanLit.” The Star, Dec. 30, 2018. Read Article
Knight, Chelene. “Diversifying your Contributors in Seven Steps by Chelene Knight.” Magazines Canada, 17 Oct. 2018. Read Article
Miller, Monica. “Diversity in CanLit.” 49th Shelf, Accessed 27 Apr. 2020. Read Article
Recommended reading for diverse Canadian books.
Neary, Lynn. “To Achieve Diversity in Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence.” NPR, 20 Aug. 2014. Read Article
Thomson, Stephanie. “How to make your writing more inclusive.” Medium, 30 May 2019. Read Article
Wang, Yilin. “Racism in #CanLit: Barriers in Publishing & the Need for Safe Spaces.” Yilin Wang, 18 Oct. 2019. Read Blog
Author shares racist incident and how to prevent racism by supporting diverse authors.
A Deeper Dive
Ansari, Sadiya. “Diverse from What?’: Dionne Brand on Art for All People.” The Globe and Mail, 27 Sept. 2018. Read Article
Baker, Jennifer. “When It Comes to Inclusivity in Publishing, Editors Also Play a Role.” Electric Literature, 25 Oct. 2017. Read Article
Canas, Tania. “Diversity Is a White Word.” ArtsHub, 9 Jan. 2017. Read Article
Crispin, Jessa. “Publishing’s Diversity Problems, or The Paris Review Was Started by the CIA” (w/ Alexis Aceves Garcia). Listen Notes, 21 Feb 2019. Listen to Podcast
Deahl, Rachel. “Why Publishing Is So White.” PublishersWeekly.Com, 11 March 2016. Read Article
“Diversity: Issues Facing Underrepresented Writers.” National Writers Union, Read Article
Elliott, Alicia. “CanLit Is a Raging Dumpster Fire.” Open Book, 7 Sept. 2017. Read Article
Garcia. Public Intellectual with Jessa Crispin, open.spotify.com. Read Article (need Spotify account)
Granholm, Kirsti. “Where We Started and Where We’re Heading: An Introduction to the Evolution of CanLit.” The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2 July 2019. Read Article
Ho, Jean. “Diversity In Book Publishing Isn’t Just About Writers — Marketing Matters, Too.” National Public Radio, 9 Aug. 2018. Read Article
Kantor, Emma. “’People of Color in Publishing’: Striving for More Industry Diversity.” Publishers Weekly, 12 Dec. 2017. Read Article
Leduc, Amanda. “Celebrating Diversity by Dismantling CanLit.” Canadian Women in the Literary Arts. Read Article
Lien, Henry. “Diversity 2019: Diverse Forms of Story, Not Just Diverse Faces.” WriteOnCon, Feb. 9, 2019. Watch Video/Read Transcript
McGregor, Hannah, Julia Rak & Erin Wunker, eds. Refuse: CanLit in Ruins. Book*hug Press, 15 Nov. 2018. More Info
“Overcoming Bias and Diversity Issues in Publishing.” Sheridan. (Accessed 27 Apr. 2020) Read Blog Post
Bias and diversity issues are still prevalent in the magazine industry. The blog post talks about how the industry needs to address issues of inequality in the workplace.
Richardson, Jael. “Diversity In Canadian Literature Is Long Overdue.” Huffington Post, 3 May 2016. Read Article
Rodan, Galit. “Reflected on the Page.” The Globe & Mail, July 2017. Read Article
Sookfong Lee, Jen. “Open Letters and Closed Doors: How the Steven Galloway Open Letter Dumpster Fire Forced Me to Acknowledge the Racism and Entitlement at the Heart of CanLit.” The Humber Literary Review. (Accessed June 22, 2020.) Read Article
Zafarris, Jess, interviewer. “Patrice Caldwell on Children’s Literature and Diversity in Publishing.” The Writer’s Digest Podcast with Gabriela Pereira from Writer’s Digest, 8 June 2018. Listen to Podcast