UNSUITABLE #26: Latoya Smith
UNSUITABLE #26: Diversity in Romance Publishing
A Conversation with Latoya Smith
What does the world of romance fiction publishing look like from the perspective of an agent? Or an editor? Or an agent and editor whose goal is to help authors of color and stories that celebrate diversity succeed in this competitive industry? With thirteen years of experience as both an editor and agent, Latoya Smith of LCS Literary Services will share her stories, including a day-in-the-life snapshot of working in today’s publishing industry.
Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsors include the Humanities Unbounded MicroWorlds Lab, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Department of African & African American Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and the Department of History at Duke University.
Latoya Smith is a developmental editor with almost fifteen years of experience in copyediting, proofreading, consulting, and acquisitions. Having worked for corporate New York publishing houses, independent and boutique presses, and with self-published authors, she has experience with genres including women’s fiction, crime fiction, thriller, suspense, romance, erotica, paranormal, memoir,…...Read More