Children's Authors Highlighted in the Third Edition of Kya Publishing's JOURNAL OF CANADIAN URBAN FICTION

TORONTO, ONT (October 2016) – Toronto publishing company Kya Publishing has released the third edition of their Journal of Canadian Urban Fiction this month, with a focus on children's literature. Published annually, the journal features editorials, articles, commentaries, and book reviews, highlighting research in the field of urban fiction and examining cultural and literary works from an urban perspective.

Created to advance Canadian Urban Fiction and literary scholarship for urban writers, the theme of this edition is "Children's Authors," which highlights Toronto-based authors, as well as a Seattle-based author, who were all participants in Kya Publishing's 2016 Toronto Urban Book Expo.

"The books that children read play such an important role in identity construction and self-awareness," said Kya Publishing founder, Stacey Marie Robinson. "There are elements of culture like ethnicity, music, speech patterns, and familiar activities that will influence children positively. We have started this journal to clearly define the scope of Canadian Urban Fiction, identify the common themes and sentiments, and of course, to begin a body of research that will assist future writers in classifying their diverse work and expanding this genre."

The Journal of Canadian Urban Fiction will continue to provide a venue for academic discussion, progressive debate, and critical analysis of issues surrounding the development and growth of Canadian Urban Fiction.

"Our third issue features children's writers Angelot Ndongmo, Angela Walcott, Adrian Sterling, J.L. Cheatham, Simone DaCosta, and Jaden Taylor, in a casual Q&A about their experiences as children's authors and how urban culture influences their writing and goals," said Robinson. "This journal will continue to be a safe space for writers to discuss urban identity, deconstruct their culture and beliefs, and of course celebrate the writing that drives the culture forward."

The Journal of Canadian Urban Fiction is available online at


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