Editorial Considerations at QBB: The Black Book Review

McHenry, Susan
January 1999
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p227
The article describes efforts at transforming the Quarterly Black Review of Books (QBR) into a professional cultural institution. She is an experienced editor and draws on her experiences as executive editor of QBR and discusses why there is a need for a venue for reviewing mainstream and emerging black writers. The objective is to strengthen QBR as the only national review of record for African American letters. This can be done through editorial works that ensure QBR will be a vehicle to assist black publishers and black writers so that their works are known to African American communities.


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