This piece from Walter Rhein gets at something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, and I’ve been working on my own post tangentially related to this stuff. Basically, after 15 years in traditional “big 6 →5 →4” publishing, I’m tired of so much about it. The irony is that the segment of it that I’m in (children’s and YA) sees itself as crusading for justice and diversity. Yet the output is remarkably homogenous and, yes, elitist, on all kinds of fronts. More on this soon!