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Anticipated survey completion time: between 7-10 minutes. 

 There are approximately 21 questions, some or all of which may be answered.

Our Why:

The publishing industry still struggles with representing marginalized communities on a national level; the stories that continue to be prioritized are of Western languages and of white-identifying populations. 76% of all representation in publishing is through the lens of non-BIPOC writers, editors, and artists. And it's through this lens that historically underrepresented cultures, narratives, and a sense of belonging are throttled.

Lucky Jefferson's research began with support from Illinois Humanities in 2023. We surveyed Black, African, and African-American-identifying writers and artists residing in Chicago's North Side, West Side, and South Side neighborhoods to better evaluate the needs and interests of local creatives. We are now expanding our research to Black, African, and African-American-identifying writers and artists located across the United States.

This survey will deepen our understanding of the local literary community as we plan to cultivate storytelling and interactive experiences, between neighborhoods and artists.
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