A grassroots organization created by book publishing professionals
dedicated to supporting, empowering, and uplifting racially and ethnically marginalized members throughout the industry, we seek to create a safe and inclusive space celebrating and promoting diversity.
Through a planning committee and network of chaired subcommittees,
we advocate and foster career development and advancement of people of color (including Native/Indigenous) professionals’ and writers’ work.
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DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE
Our members are self-identified people of color who work in the book publishing industry: in publishing houses, at literary agencies, or similar institutions.
We welcome and include Native Americans in our organization,
and we fully acknowledge the ongoing debate within the
Native American community, which represents more than 500 nations,
as to whether Natives are people of color or are separate and distinct from POC,
and as to which term is preferred between many, including
Native American, Native, Indian, American Indian, Indigenous People, or First Nations.
We recognize the sovereignty of all Native nations and the unique history of Natives as compared to the history of other groups in the United States.