How about a quick update about the anthology I’m editing? Well, you’re in luck since I’ve got one!
First: we have a slightly altered title. After going back and forth for a few weeks about the title as it was, my editors and I decided having a title to go before Feminism for the Real World would be catchier than the title as-is. So after bouncing ideas, this one came up and I love it. Feminism for the Real World is now . . .
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
It captures the spirit of the anthology, the voice and tone of the pieces inside it, and the way I’ve set up the different sections of the book. It’s inclusive and inviting.
Second: a tentative publication date. Due to a million factors, this could change, but as of now, I have what might be the best publication date possible . . .
3/14/17 . . . Pi(e) Day
It’s perfect not just because it’s pi(e) day, but the big picture behind the book is that feminism is about having the whole damn pie. About letting everyone enjoy it. About not settling for crumbs but enjoying the entire thing.
I’m so thrilled with how the book has come together. We’re in the copyediting stage right now, and all of the pieces are phenomenal. I’m thrilled with how hard all of the contributors worked and what they brought to the collection. Each piece is powerful, thoughtful, and an exciting look at feminism. I’m so, so excited to share this book with teenagers of all genders because it is, without question, a book I would have wanted as a teenager.
You can add the book to Goodreads by clicking here. I will, of course, write again when there are preorder opportunities.
If you want a little more of a look behind the covers of putting the collection together, you can read this interview I did with Amparo Ortiz about the anthology.
I am proud of this anthology and am so grateful to be able to hold my dream project in my hands in a mere 10.5 months.