Publishers are like, ‘We don’t know who your market is, we don’t know who we’d sell your book to,’ and I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Like… People with reading skills?’

Roxane Gay, talking about writers of color at the “This Woman’s Work” panel at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival (via yeahwriters)

(via roxanegay)

  • Jennifer Baumgardner: Last question, what are you excited about?
  • Roxane Gay: I'm really excited about feminism, I mean look at this room! (Applause) ...and Beyoncé.