Old tropes, new perspectives

The publishing world presents itself as a world of opportunity for hopeful and ambitious writers with dreams of becoming the next Chimamanda, Larson or Hosseini. However, even the newest successes in the publishing game will attest that landing the first book deal is no small feat. For Black writers, the challenge is even greater and this world of opportunity is often lightyears away with a host of hurdles to cross – especially when it comes to breaking into genre fiction.