We Need Diverse MG is looking to expand its team of contributing authors. If you think you'd like to join, please complete the linked form.
WNDMG Wednesday Submissions
It’s a WNDMG Wednesday call for submissions! This month we’re excited to tell you that we’re looking to expand our team. We’ve been a fixture on the Mixed-Up Files blog for two years now, providing readers with once-a-month posts designed to center diverse writers, books, and readers.
Now it’s time to grow! We’re eager to add more voices to those to contribute content for this important series.
Who Should Apply?
Do you love middle-grade books as much as we do? Are you a middle-grade book writer, librarian, or media specialist from an underrepresented or marginalized community? We’re eager to add your voice to the ongoing conversation about diversifying our bookshelves!
WNDMG Contributor Responsibilities
Posting: WNDMG is part of the Mixed-Up Files blog team, which means our contributors work together with the whole blog to keep us running. As a WNDMG contributor, we would ask you to post 2-3 times a year for the series, plus possibly 1-2 times a year for the blog as well.
We value original, quality posts on discussion-invoking topics about diversifying our bookshelves and the publishing industry, unique book lists, or author interviews.
((What don’t we do? Book reviews or self-published books.))
Promotion: We need dedicated new members who will commit to regularly promoting our blog via their own social media pages as well as our own. We also urge you to share the good news when our members have a launch or great news to share!
Blog Upkeep: We ask EACH Mixed-Up Files/WNDMG contributor to take at least one blog maintenance job. A few examples of these jobs (there are more!) are:
- Updating one of our social media pages
- Keeping our Oh MG! sidebar news updated
- Interview team (they rotate taking interview requests that come in…but Mixed-Up Files members are always welcome to coordinate interviews themselves!)
If you’re interested in joining us, click here to fill out an application.
Tip to help you prepare: Read some of our posts here: We Need Diverse Middle Grade. What would you like to see in this series? Use that to help you craft your submission sample.
Please spread the word to others who might be interested. If you applied a while back and would still like to join us, we’d be happy to receive a new application from you.
Applications will be open until December 1. We can’t wait to hear from you and will contact all applicants by mid December. If you have questions, we’re happy to answer them—leave a comment below.