Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Publication Initiative
June 26

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Publication Initiative




As an LGBTQ+ publisher, Bold Strokes Books strives to ensure that our list of authors represents the cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our world. We believe everyone should have access to write and read stories that reflect their lived experience.


In line with these beliefs, Bold Strokes Books is committed to expanding and further diversifying our authorship.


If you are an author who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, we welcome you to submit your manuscripts to Bold Strokes Books. We guarantee to publish every manuscript that meets our publishing criteria, subject to contract agreement. We guarantee we will publish these within twelve months of date of contract.


In addition, we will choose ten additional manuscripts deemed publishable after revisions and provide a full manuscript critique. We will look favorably upon resubmission, although not required.


We hope that this initiative may aid in the submission process and provide greater access to LGBTQ+ publishing for writers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We are actively working toward change within the publishing industry.


For general information about our submissions guidelines please visit:


When submitting your manuscript, please note that you are submitting as part of the BIPOC initiative.


Thank you.