Empowering Diverse Writers, Innovaatively

By Agatha French

From: Los Angeles Times

IMG_6178Kima Jones is the founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, a not-yet-3-year-old, three-person L.A.-based book publicity company whose clients are primarily women of color. Jones is a savvy media strategist and creative force, already counting a Pulitzer Prize winner (Tyehimba Jess’ poetry collection “Oilo”) among her campaigns.

This year Jack Jones held its first ever writing retreat—solely for women of color—in Taos, N.M. The retreat included a whopping 17 full scholarships—funded by writers such as Roxanne Gay, Natalie Diaz and Angela Flournoy—to support a wide range of applicants, including black women, LGBTQ writers, working women, Native American writers and Asian Americans. With her discerning eye for literature, keen awareness of what makes a successful book in the digital age and drive to empower writers who have been marginalized in publishing, Jones is an important new voice on the national stage. Read Article Here

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