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Say "Yes" to Gay YA - The Sequel

So you all may recall my post from just about a year ago, regarding rachelmanija's and sartorias's unpublished YA novel. It had several gay characters, and the publishers to whom the authors spoke kept wanting to de-gay the book in a very cowardly and bottom-line-watching fashion: "If it only weren't the first book in the series ... if they were only minor characters ... if it were for an older audience ... " (and so on and so forth).

They have sold the book.

To a very real publisher, Viking (Penguin Group), and the editor will be someone they both like and admire immensely, who has no intention of removing the young gay characters.

Sometimes the good guys win!!!

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rachelmanija
Sep. 19th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
I confess to a certain amount of satisfaction at the fact that the highly respectable reputation of both publisher and editor puts paid to all the people who said, "The REAL issue is that the book obviously is unpublishably terrible."
chomiji
Sep. 19th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)

I definitely had a feeling of take that, suckers! with regard to those same people when I read the name of your publisher!

telophase
Sep. 19th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
Exactly my thought, too!
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