Polychrome Ink is a new Literary Magazine and corresponding blog dedicated to diversity in literature via POC and LGBTQIA authors and poets.
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A portion of society is excluded from the entertainment we consume daily. We live in a largely phobic world. Where the basis of decisions, from who to elect into government positions and what laws to approve, down to what actors to hire and books to publish, are chosen, in part, by people whose beliefs belong to a series of -ists and phobias. Talent becomes less important next to skin color, sexual preference, and gender identity. So we end up with the main perspective belonging to White cis heterosexual America, despite the vast rainbow of people that make up the world.
Here at Polychrome Ink, we too believe the color of your skin, who you take to bed, and how you feel about your gender are important factors. We seek to bring under appreciated voices and narratives into the public eye by focusing on authors and poets who do not represent the majority of the publishing industry. In doing so, we hope to normalize diversity, rather than allowing it to remain a rarity.
The Zine will feature a collection of completed poems, short stories, short non-fiction pieces, and essays from people who have submitted their works for consideration and fit our guidelines. Whether it is published quarterly, bi-annually, or annually will depend on interest and participation. The Zine will be made available to the public for free as an ebook, with a print version available upon donation.
The Blog features both published and unpublished authors, who fit, in one way or another, the diverse collective of literature aimed at non-White non-Heteronormative society. Anyone who fits our diversity requirements may submit posts to be featured. It is also a great place to check for updates, submission calls, book recommendations, reviews, prompts, and other blog features.
For more information on the Zine, including minimum pay rates for pieces chosen, please visit our website. If you like what you see or wish to support our endeavor, please consider a donation of any amount.
We hope you decide to stick around and enjoy the polychrome literature we provide. ^__^
I don’t usually do these, but I thought this was fun. If you RT, please add YOUR list (so I can follow links & check them out).
I Own The Most Books by …
- William Faulkner. Collection: All but 1 book (intentionally omitted), as well as multiple editions, critical essays, & bio
- Neil Gaiman…
Zaira + Zire of FT&N:
1. J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Several different editions), The Silmarillion, The Children of Húrin, Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth, The Book of Lost Tales, Part One & Two, Roverandom, Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham, The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún, The Fall of Arthur, The History of Middle-Earth: Volume 1 - 12, Tales from the Perilous Realm, Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, and more… Not a fan or anything… no…
2. William Shakespeare: The Complete Works
3. Percy Bysshe Shelley: The Complete Works of P.B. Shelley
4. Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Bleak House, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, The Pickwick Papers, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Hard Times
5. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, Notes from Underground, The Idiot, Demons, The House of the Dead, The Double, The Grand Inquisitor,
6. The Brothers Grimm: The Annotated Brothers Grimm: Complete Collection, Grimm’s Grimmest
7. Melissa Marr: Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange (US, UK & French Edition), Fragile Eternity (US & French Edition), Radiant Shadows, Darkest Mercy, Stopping Time, Old Habits, Graveminder, The Arrivals, Carnival of Secrets, Faery Tales & Nightmares (Anthology), Love is Hell (Anthology), Rags and Bones (Anthology), Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions (Anthology), Teeth (Anthology), Shards and Ashes (Anthology) :)
I like how it’s all ancient dead guys… and then Melissa Marr. You guys aren’t biased or anything. :P
1. William Shakespeare: Complete Works of William Shakespeare
2. Melissa Marr: Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, Fragile Eternity, Radiant Shadows (arc and hardcover), Darkest Mercy, Stopping Time, Old Habits, The Arrivals, Carnival of Secrets (arc and hardcover), Faery Tales & Nightmares (Anthology), Rags and Bones (Anthology), Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions (Anthology), Shards and Ashes (Anthology), Unbound (Anthology).
3. Kelley Armstrong: Bitten, Stolen, Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, Haunted, Broken, No Humans Involved, Personal Demon, Living with the Dead, Angelic, Men of the Otherworld, The Summoning, and the anthologies she’s in with Melissa.
4. C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia.
5. Rachel Vincent: Stray, Rogue, Pride, Prey, Shift, Alpha, Shadow Bound, My Soul To Lose
6. Delilah Marvelle: Prelude to a Scandal, Once Upon a Scandal, Forever a Lady, Forever Mine, Forever and a Day, Lord of Pleasure, The Perfect Scandal, Mistress of Pleasure.
7. John Keats: Selected Poems, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne, Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters