In solidarity with antiracism protests around the country and internationally, Bloom strives to be antiracist in what we publish, whom we interview, and the books we choose to excerpt. Bloom understands that many who fit that profile come from marginalized communities of all varieties, and that paths to publication are too often challenged by systemic racism. Our goal is to amplify the underheard and to celebrate the undersung—the authors who are not reviewed in mainstream publishing. Our all-volunteer editorial team is fiercely dedicated to realizing a just society through the dissemination of diverse voices that speak to equality for all.
by Joe Schuster
“Maybe all stories are really about secrets and revelations” – K. L. Cook
by Evelyn Somers
“I also wanted to write about the women who never show up in historical writing more generally. Sometimes in our histories the women disappear altogether. This mysterious—actually ridiculous—absence of women at key historical moments became crucial to me.”
Founding editor Sonya Chung and Minorities in Podcast creator-host Jennifer N. Baker talk diversity in publishing, representation in film & media, corporate-v.-indie publishing, and more.
“I was aware that I was writing about myself as a gay man, while at the same time I knew this wasn’t a ‘gay travel book,’ whatever that might be.”
by Maddie King
“Alma is Wanda is Barbara is Nathalie is… arguably, the story that ties these women together has had a slow bloom. Through mediums, languages, spaces, it has refracted.”
By Joe Schuster
“I have come to see that satire and cynicism are defenses against harder-to-cope-with emotions.”