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The awesome [personal profile] rachelmanija is back with her partner in crime Sherwood Smith, this time with an excellent essay, Who Gets to Escape? on fantasy and figures of fantasy in fiction, and how only certain groups of people get to indulge in escapist narratives.

The essay is a wonderful read, and they wrote it as part of a kickstarter campaign for the anthology Kaleidoscope, "an anthology of diverse contemporary YA fantasy stories, which will be edited by Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein, and published by Twelfth Planet Press." You can support the campaign for a variety of wonderful rewards. Having just come from Sirens, what caught my eye was the $250 AUS reward, which includes an editorial critique by World Fantasy Award-winning editor Alisa Krasnostein, up to 10,000 words. But you can chip in and support the campaign for as little as $5 AUS. If you can, this is an excellent opportunity to support the cause of diverse YA fantasy!