Problem Solving: Part 1


When we talk about issues of representation, many editors say, “Where do I find writers of color?”

I’d like to start to answer that question by compiling a working list of writers of color, across genres. Please feel free to share some of the names from your rolodex, either in the comments or via e-mail (roxane at Give a name, the genre(s) the writer works in, and one link to a personal website, work sample, or social media presence. In a few weeks, I’ll put it all together so we can build a good resource to work with.

Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and Hunger forthcoming in 2017. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. Roxane was the founding Essays Editor and is a current Advisory Board member for The Rumpus. You can find her at More from this author →