- — Daniel José Older (@djolder)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:21:19List stands at just under 30 right now. I'm sure I'm missing folks and some on there probably don't fully ID as UF writers. But it'll grow.
- — anyanwu banda (@anyanwubanda)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:24:49
- — Daniel José Older (@djolder)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:27:56Hopefully u find some great new reads on there and some writers get some attention and we all feel less alienated in a genre we should rule
- — Jessica (@jlw4690)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:31:37@djolder Seriously, thank you for this. Librarian here, putting together reading lists for patrons. Can't wait to include some of these!
- — Daniel José Older (@djolder)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:35:49In a time of ongoing racial crises in the city, who gets to inscribe the mythology of urban life? Right now, it is a mainly white folks.
- — Daniel José Older (@djolder)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:38:39Made that list cuz when I 1st started writing UF a couple years ago, 1st of all I didn't fully realize there was a subgenre called UF...
- — Daniel José Older (@djolder)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:39:56I was just writing ghosts into a place I understood. And then when I looked into it, there were so few of us in the genre...
- — Connor Goldsmith (@dreamoforgonon)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:39:59@djolder Striking that given the way the word 'urban' is coded in so many other genres, UF has been historically so very white.
- — Daniel José Older (@djolder)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:41:19and the white big deal folks weren't talking about the shit that really goes on in the city. It was either provincial or ghetto hellscape
- — Daniel José Older (@djolder)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:46:09sadly, it took work to get just those 30ish names. It won't be like that in a couple years. The degentrification of Urban Fantasy has begun.
- — a ghost train . . . (@somersaulthippo)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:57:02@djolder i grew up in a lower middle class Chicago neighborhood, mainly Polish and Mexican immigrant families (1/2)
- — a ghost train . . . (@somersaulthippo)Thu, Apr 02 2015 17:57:42@djolder always felt like one of the easiest places for white UF authors to erase since its not quite scary enough for dramatic effect (1/2)
- — PinotNoirMyanmar (@PanaNegra)Thu, Apr 02 2015 18:10:57@djolder Thanks for this list. The more Urban Fantasy Writers of Colors I know of, the more I can support AND see myself represented.
On the Urban Fantasy Writers of Color List
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