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An anthology of speculative historical fiction revealing the voices of silenced dreamers
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Hidden Youth Co-editor!

Posted by Bart Leib (Creator)
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We're extremely pleased and excited to announce that Chesya Burke will join Mikki Kendall as co-editor for Hidden Youth: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History!

Chesya Burke has written and published nearly a hundred fiction pieces and articles within the genres of science fiction, fantasy, noir and horror. Her story collection, Let's Play White, is being taught in universities around the country. In addition, Burke wrote several articles for the African American National Biography in 2008, and Burke's novel, THE STRANGE CRIMES OF LITTLE AFRICA, debuts later this fall. Poet Nikki Giovanni compared her writing to that of Octavia Butler and Toni Morrison.

Burke's thesis was on the comic book character Storm from the X-MEN, and her comic, Shiv, is scheduled to debut in 2016.

Burke is currently pursuing her PhD in English at University of Florida. She's Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Charis Books and More, one of the oldest feminist book stores in the country.

Please join us in welcoming Chesya aboard for Hidden Youth!

And remember: writers now have one month left to get your story submissions in! Here are the guidelines again. (NOTE: We're now accepting submissions from artists as well!)

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