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The following content is exclusive to the paid edition of People of Colo(u)r Destroy Fantasy!, which is available for just $2.99 (ebook) or $12.99 (trade paperback).
Original Fiction by Thoraiya Dyer ("The Rock in the Water") and N.K. Jemisin ("Red Dirt Witch"), plus reprints by Sofia Samatar ("Walkdog") and Celeste Rita Baker ("Name Calling"). Also, we have additional nonfiction features by Karen Lord ("Saving Fantasy"), John Chu ("We Are More Than Our Skin"), Brandon O’Brien ("You Forgot to Invite the Soucouyant"), and Chinelo Onwualu ("Crying Wolf: Predators in the Genre Community").
I wanted to start with the idea of the origin story. Every writer has one, and it’s always interesting to hear how writers of color navigated the choppy waters of reading fantasy early on and then deciding to write it. I remember searching for myself, in that languageless sort of way we do when we’re young and don’t know the larger meaning of our search.