The real world is full of great diversity, and fiction should represent that. But how can you accurately portray this reality if you're not part of the underrepresented group(s) you're writing about and if you haven't lived their experiences? How do you keep from writing stereotypes and tired tropes?
If you're writing outside your own experience and culture, diversity readers (aka sensitivity readers) can help you identify bias, stereotypes, and inauthenticity.
Each reader has signed a nondisclosure agreement (attached below under Links & Forms) that guarantees your manuscript remains confidential.
$0.005 per word, per reader, rounded to the nearest thousand (60,000 words would be $300 - 60,000 x .005 = 300)
Minimum fee for full stories: $100
If you only want a short portion of your work read, please contact us to discuss a lower rate. Minimum fee for partial reads and short stories is $50.
How it Works:
Subjects that diversity readers may be able to help you with (not an exhaustive list):
Conscious Style Guide
"Diversity in Fiction"
"Tomi Adeyemi talks about the importance of diversity in fiction"
We Need Diverse Books
Where is the Diversity in Publishing? The 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey Results