2040 Review: Collecting Books!

2040 Review Editors
(From left to right: Chetan Tiwari, C.J. Ghanny, Asata Radcliffe, Marilse Rodriguez-Garcia, Kristin Waites)

We start February off with good news!  We had our very first editorial staff meeting at GrubStreet last month, with new faces joining us. C.J. Ghanny is our new Production Coordinator & Kristin Waites is our new YA/Children’s Editor. We’ll have our second all staff meeting in a couple of weeks, excited that our numbers have doubled, and it looks like we’ll have all editor genres represented.

Also, in January, we received word that we’ve been chosen to present at the Urban Librarian Conference that will be held in Brooklyn in April of this year.  We are very excited about this conference because this demographic of librarians is exactly who we’d like to reach, community, grassroots libraries that have historically been a resource of diverse literature to multicultural communities.  The Urban Librarian Conference is new on our radar, and we will be sure to report back as we expect this to be a memorable collaboration.

We are diligently working to get our first issue launched in time for the MUSE Conference in April.  It’s been quite the experience to galvanize such a talented group of passionate writers that have pooled together our own resources of time and energy to pull off this journalistic endeavor.  We’ve received publications from all over the country, and the reception has been phenomenal.  Publishers and writers alike continue to express “it’s about time” as it appears the demographic we represent has been long underrepresented in the review world.  We’re even getting inquiries as far away as Jamaica!  Exciting stuff!!

Finally, we are ready to begin recruiting reviewers!  If you are a writer who is interested in reviewing for 2040 Review, please send your resume and a short bio to: info2040review@gmail.com.