"I feel very fortunate to be in this position, and I know that it means more to people because I am an African and I am dark-skinned. In many ways me being on the scene is doing for little girls everywhere what Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg did for me. My world exploded by them being on screen. Hopefully I will inspire and be meaningful to other people."
Writers of the world, this part is hard as shit! I have solid material to submit. A television spec, a pilot and a feature to show that I can be diverse with the added bonus of writing both comedy and drama. I was given a list of agents (note that some aren’t even literary agents FFS) and a book of agencies. I am literally about to write 300 letters to find an agent. I knew this was going to be a bitch, but my gawd, this is a BITCH. Any writers have any pointers about how to go about this process? Anyone know any agents looking for new writers that have the added cache of being a woman of color? Anything???
Here I go…
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