The world of multicultural children’s literature has been graced with a new force in its ranks. Tu Publishing is “a small, independent multicultural SFF press for children and YA,” but I am already convinced that it will have a strong and positive literary impact on children and adults alike.
The website is a mine of information regarding multicultural science fiction and fantasy YA, from the insightful author interviews to the essays on the state of multiculturalism in today’s kid lit. It is also a to-go place for book recommendations. Indeed, have you ever wondered who else in the blogosphere write or review culturally diverse books? You will find the information on Tu Publishing’s website!
Tu Publishing was founded by Editorial Director Stacy Whitman. She worked as an editor for Mirrorstone–a children and YA imprint of Wizards of the Coast in Seattle, edited elementary school textbooks at Houghton Mifflin, interned at the Horn Book Magazine and Guide. She holds a master’s degree in children’s literature from Simmons College and she, among other several successes, edited the New York Times best-selling picture book A Practical Guide to Monsters.
Tu Publishing will start accepting submissions after January 1, 2010.
“We are specifically looking for novels for readers ages 8 to 18. (Though we intend to expand to chapter books in the future, we are not looking for them at this time.)”
“To submit your novel, please follow the following guidelines:
Please mail your cover letter, first three chapters, and a synopsis, double-spaced in 12-point type, to us at…”
P.O. Box 2422
Orem, UT 84059
An interview of Ms. Stacy Whitman will be posted soon (in 2010!)
Do you write multicultural fantasy and science fiction? Consider submitting!
Happy holidays. 🙂