“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” — Malala
When children’s books are six times more likely to contain an animal as a main character than a character from an ethnic minority, diversifying children’s bookshelves is more important than ever.
We spoke to the author of the new feminist retelling of the Greek myth Eros and Psyche about her reasons for adapting the myth in a feminist light.
WATCH: Last weekend, BLOT Magazine attended Sheaf Poetry Festival and spoke to poets Fran Lock and Tania Hershman about activism and identity through poetry.
From Rebecca to The Colour Purple, classical literature has more parallels to the beauty standards of the 21st century than you might first think.
In an overwhelmingly middle class, white publishing industry, only 12% of authors hail from working class backgrounds. But why is it still so hard for them to gain representation?
With right-wing censorship campaigns sweeping books off American shelves, we’re asking you whether it’s ever ok to ban a book?
From ‘scroungers’ to ‘superheroes’, single mother narratives have always existed in fiction. But why do they deserve better representation?
War veteran, Paul K Chappell, explains how The Hunger Games is an event far worse than modern-day warfare, and why.
From bone-chilling ice baths in an attempt to cure ‘madness’ and commands to paint the Queen’s portrait until her skin looks “almost pale”, Shonda...
Publisher Penguin Random House and writer’s organisation PEN America have taken legal action against a school district in Florida due to its book bans.
With right-wing censorship campaigns sweeping books off the shelves, book-banning has reached crisis level in the US.
In a world where you can create things that don’t exist, like dragons and planets where people have fins, why on Earth would you add in a touch of prejudice?
From eating disorders (Marshmallow Dream) to family issues (Sweet Honey), best-selling author Cathy Cassidy talks to BLOT about the importance of covering social issues in young teen books.
We interviewed Edwards from her home in East Sussex to find out more about how she got into writing and why she has a “strange” relationship with her first two books.
BLOT talks to Kate Hodges, author of Warriors, Witches, Women: Mythology’s Fiercest Females, about the rise of feminist retellings and why they are so important.