Representation Matters! New Books in the Collection from Publishers of Color, by Authors of Color, for Everyone to Read

This guide highlights books in the J. Willard Marriott Library from publishers of color.

RedBone Press

"RedBone Press publishes work celebrating the cultures of black lesbians and gay men, and work that further promotes understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream. 

Founded in 1997 by Lisa C. Moore, RedBone Press was created to address a dearth of black lesbian voices in lesbian feminist publishing. Moore began researching the histories of feminist presses in 1995 while collecting and editing material for RedBone Press' first book, does your mama know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories (1997). does your mama know? won two 1997 Lambda Literary Awards, for Small Press and Lesbian Studies. RedBone Press' second title, the bull-jean stories by Sharon Bridgforth, won the 1998 Lambda Literary Award for Small Press. In 2004, Moore changed RedBone Press' mission to include quality literature by black gay men. Most titles since 2004 have been Lambda Literary Award finalists; additionally, Blood Beats: Vol. 1 by Ernest Hardy won a 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Award (now called PEN/Open Book Award). RedBone Press is renowned for publishing award-winning, quality literature by black lesbians and gay men."

Ownership: Lisa C. Moore

"Founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes award-winning work celebrating the culture of black lesbians and gay men and promoting understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream. Board co-president of Fire & Ink, an advocacy organization for LGBTQ writers of African descent. Former editor of Lambda Book Report. Researcher for the Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project, a feature-length documentary honoring the legacy of black lesbian elders. Recipient, Lambda's Publishing Professional Award (2016)." (Lisa C. Moore)
Check out an article about Moore winning the Publishing Professional Award for 2016.

Genres: LGBTQIA+, Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Feminism, Cultural Writing, Literary Nonfiction, Music Criticism

Facebook: redbonepress
Location/Address: P.O. Box 15815, New Orleans, LA 70175

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