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Christina Orlando

Christina is a champion for diversity in the lit community, and is dedicated to supporting marginalized voices across the publishing industry. She lives in New York, sports seven literary tattoos, loves all media, and is a Slytherin forever. Follow her on Twitter @cxorlando

10 Short Story Collections About Race and Culture

These short story collections about race and culture shine a spotlight on the lives of immigrants, first generation Americans, culture, and class.

Mad Girl’s Love Song: On Finding Queerness Through Sylvia Plath

How one reader explored queerness through the poetry of Sylvia Plath, and through a young woman who shared a love for the poet and novelist.

Latinx Rioters and the Latinx Writers We Love

This month, we're celebrating and recommending our favorite Latinx writers who help us feel seen, understood, and proud of our culture.

15 Latinx Poets Who Are Breaking Down Borders

"Latinx writers are doing work that feels important now more than ever, but has been important, beautiful, and necessary always."

Literary Magazines 101

Where to find excellent literary magazines, as well as recommendations for which ones you should pick up first.

12 Books To Pick Up If You Love Pose

Can't get enough of the queer representation of FX's Pose? Pick up these books!

6 Transgender Novels by Trans Writers

Transgender fiction about the trans experience is one of the biggest gaps in the publishing industry today. Here's some of the best by trans writers.

THEY/THEM: 5 Nonbinary and Genderqueer Writers

Akwaeke Emezi, JY Yang, and more nonbinary and genderqueer authors and poets.

50 Must-Reads Books About LGBTQ History for Pride Month

Books about LGBTQ history, including Stonewall, queer media, the persecution of LGBTQ people by the federal government, and more.

More Than A Book Fair: Bronx Book Festival founder Saraciea Fennell on Bringing Books to Her Community

The Bronx Book Festival is happening thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign by founder Saraciea Fennell, so we chatted with her about diversity, book access, and the Bronx.