Help Rosarium Publishing Reach The Next Level

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“I believe it’s imperative that people are able to tell their own stories. They can build their own tables rather than ask for a place at the table.” – Bill Campbell, founder, Rosarium Publishing

The last few years has seen the rise of many public conversations in media and fan spaces surrounding the far-fetched idea that stories about marginalized groups/featuring characters from marginalized groups/developed by creators from marginalized groups deserve as much consideration as stories who are borne of creators not from these groups. There is much ado about diversity, and many publishing houses, comic book companies, game developers, and tv/film studios are clamoring to become more diverse. There are some studios, however, who have been committed to prioritizing these stories and properties since they began. Rosarium Publishing is one of those places. And now, Rosarium needs our help to do more and better work.

From the folks themselves:

In just 3 short years, Rosarium has been able to produce several critically-acclaimed projects such as Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond, Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany, The SEA Is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia, and APB: Artists against Police Brutality; many of their titles are a being read in high school and college classrooms across the country and the company has been mentioned, reviewed, and featured in literary publications such as Publishers Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Library Journal, Locus, Boston Globe, Washington Post, countless websites and blogs as well as The New York Times. Projects such as the indie comic DayBlack  and the crime novel Making Wolf have also won literary awards. Rosarium has been able to accomplish all this through hard work, fan support and print-on-demand. Rosarium, whose books are now distributed to stores by IPG, has been so successful that demand has now dictated that a switch to offset printing is now necessary to get more of their work to the masses sooner and that is where their new crowdfunding campaign comes in.

Rosarium Publishing has begun a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo titled, appropriately, “The Next Level.” I will be donating to Rosarium Publishing’s “The Next Level” Indiegogo campaign because I have enjoyed much of the work that they have released. DayBlack is one of the best new comic books of the past few years. Malice in Ovenland is a treat, and I wouldn’t have been introduced to the art John Jennings if not for Kid Code: Channel Zero. APB: Artists Against Police Brutality is a must-read Anthology featuring the work of many talented artists and writers, including my colleague Phenderson Djèlí Clark. And I just finished Tade Thompson’s Making Wolf, a book that has stuck very close to my bones.

Consider donating to Rosarium so that they can continue to be a space where diversity in ideas, creators, and stories is the norm.

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For more information about Rosarium Publishing’s other titles go to http://rosariumpublishing.com

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3 thoughts on “Help Rosarium Publishing Reach The Next Level

  1. Reblogged this on Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance and commented:
    I just donated to this campaign. This is the company that published Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond, Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany, The SEA is Ours: Tales from Steampunk Southeast Asia, APB: Artists Against Police Brutality, and many many other amazing comic books and novels. Its main focus is harnessing the power of diversity in storytelling and I will support it FOREVER. You should, too.

  2. I will and I’ll look into getting some of their titles in my school library as well (although that’s tough because of our contracts with certain companies). The comics look especially promising — a lot of the students ask about comics all the time.

    Sara
    Empire for a Blueberry

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