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March 5th, 2011

me&mah bish

thewayoftheid in verb_noire

Keepin' it funky.

Wow. It's amazing how quickly this community has grown over the last few weeks. The support has been overwhelming, and greatly appreciated. For those of you just tuning in, here's the mission:

To celebrate the works of talented, underrepresented authors and deliver them to a readership that demands more.

What does that mean? That if you're a talented writer with an awesome, original story about a POC girl/guy/transgendered character, there is a place for you. And that if you're a sci-fi/fantasy fan who has grown tired of the constant whitewashing of these genres, there is a place for you, too.

Now that isn't to say that we will accept ANY ol' manuscript as long as it features a POC protagonist, because we will NOT. What we're looking for is quality, soul and PASSION, something that will resonate with readers for years to come.

"Everyone has a story." These words have driven my professional career for the last decade. These words are also the driving force behind this project, because I believe that EVERYONE has at least one good story in them, and that story demands to be shared with the world.

The rough part, of course, will be funding. In the next few days, you will be seeing a crazy amount of "Donate" buttons on the sites of friends, family and other folks down for the cause. Please click on them and spread the word, if you're so inclined. :)

So...questions? Comments? Criticisms? Coming into a large inheritance and would like to contribute some ducats to the cause? Post up in the comments. We'd love to hear from ya.