Black writers have a long history in the industry, but they’re now at the center of a new race war.
A recent survey found that 40 percent of writers say they’re black and that it’s more difficult for them to land a job than white writers.
The black writers surveyed had a median age of 40 and were working in science fiction, fantasy and horror.
They said they struggle to find opportunities because they’re typically younger and have less experience.
“I’ve worked in this industry for 20 years.
I know how it feels to have to explain to an editor how to write a book,” said Samara DeWitt, the president of the National Association of Black Writers.
“It’s like, what’s going on?”
DeWatt said she and her colleagues have been asked to submit books with titles like “Birds of a Feather” and “The Lost City of Oz” because they had the most recent book in the anthologies.
“People don’t want to read what’s coming out, or they want to have their voices heard,” she said.
DeWett said she believes that race has played a role in the recent uptick in discrimination.
“You can be black in the business and be an African American writer, and you can be white in the world and you’re a white writer,” she told the New York Times.
The authors interviewed by the Times said they’ve received more requests for books from African-Americans than any other race.
“The number one thing we’ve gotten from editors, from publishers, is they want books about black people, about the African-American experience, so they’re interested in us,” said Michelle Bunch, the co-author of “The Last of Us.”
Bunch said she got the call from one of the book’s editors after reading the book.
“She said, ‘I have a lot of experience writing for black writers, and I want to see your manuscript,'” Bunch told the Times.
“And we didn’t even have to sit down.
We just went to the book signing and it was over.”
Bunnys books were rejected from publishers for being too dark, too dark.
“We’ve been told that we have to be more diverse than what we are,” Bunch explained.
She said she is trying to raise money for her book with the support of a GoFundMe page.
“Our job is to help our colleagues to tell their stories, to get them visibility, to make sure that people know that there is more diversity in this field,” she explained.
A few black writers have been speaking out against the discrimination they’ve experienced, including T.J. Holmes, the writer of the upcoming book “The Secret Life of the American Family.”
“I was approached by a editor who was like, ‘This is the first black book I’ve ever read, but we have so much diversity here that I think it would be a good book,'” Holmes told ABC News.
“He said he was very happy with the book because he knew I was going to be a great writer.
And I was like no, I’m not a good writer.
I’ve had a lot.
And that was the first time he ever approached me.”
He added that the editor asked if he was looking for a job, but Holmes said no.
“They just said, we’re going to see what happens,” he said.
“That was the worst moment of my life, because I didn’t want this to happen to anyone else.”
Another black writer, Alyssa M. Johnson, said that she and others in her field face discrimination because they aren’t white.
“When I was working as a writer, I didn.
I didn, and now I don’t,” Johnson told ABC’s “20/20.”
Johnson said she’s been asked several times to submit a book about a black character and is told that she must write a story about a white character.
“Why would I want that, if I’m just going to write about the black guy?” she asked.
“No, that’s not the reason,” Johnson added.
“Because if I don.
I’m going to put in all this effort, I can’t do that.
I can never be an authentic writer, because that’s the only way you can really do it.”
In an interview with the New Yorker, actress Rosie Perez said she has faced discrimination at the hands of other black women.
“A lot of times, when I’ve been approached, it’s been like, I don