We Need Diverse Books to Host Short Story Contest

By Maryann Yin 

We Need Diverse BooksWe Need Diverse Books will host a short story contest for unpublished diverse writers. Entries (5,000 words or less) will be accepted starting on April 27th; the deadline has been set for May 8th.

The winning piece will be included in the organization’s anthology (working title Stories For All Of Us). This book is dedicated to the memory of the late Walter Dean Myers and his quote, “Once I began to read, I began to exist.”

Phoebe Yeh, the publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers at Random House, has acquired this project. Some of the authors who plan to contribute pieces include Sherman Alexie, Grace Lin, and Jacqueline Woodson. Click here to learn more details about this contest.