Ethnicity. Androgyny. Gender Equality.
It's time to see these things hit the mainstream in young adult fiction. For the past year, I have been trying to gain publication for my new sci-fi dystopian action series 'Legion Lost', and I have been met with rejection everywhere, for the same reason: the heroine is 'too abnormal'.
If you have an Amazon account, it takes less than a minute to log into Kindle Scout and click Nominate to support Legion Lost for publication. If we can show Amazon that there is an audience that wants genuine diversity in YA books, then books like mine will finally have a chance to shine.
You can use either of these links to access the campaign page and nominate the novel:
Smart URL: http://hyperurl.co/1oango
Full URL: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1R3JJ8HY06BNR
You can also read the opening extract and find out more about Legion Lost at the nomination page on Kindle Scout. If the novel gains enough nominations, it will be read by agents from Kindle Press, who will make a final decision on publication within 15 days of the end date of the campaign (February 5th). Their decision is based as much on the support and popularity the novel receives in the campaign as the story itself.
You are the same supportive people who helped my novel 'The Mind's Eye' - the tale of a disabled girl in World War Two - take second place for best YA Paranormal at the 2015 RONE Awards. I hope that you'll take a minute of your time to click Nominate on the campaign page and once again champion diversity with me.