Sometimes we take on projects because they have a worth beyond just something entertaining or interesting to read. When Giovanna Capone approached us with the idea for Dispatches from Lesbian America several years ago, we realized the vision Giovanna, Xequina, and Cheela Romain Smith had to record personal histories and stories that were worth capturing and preserving was something that needed to be published. We also knew it would be an excellent resource for the scholarly and academic market.
All it had to do was become a blip on the right radar. Well, not only did it blip, it has been chosen to be a part of a new Humanities Collection being developed by EBSCO, which is “the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds.” Anyone who has done any kind of research in a library has mostly likely used EBSCO.
This may be just a regular thing for many publishers but for us it’s a validation that we weren’t wrong in our assessment of Dispatches From Lesbian America‘s importance to researchers, and the years and hard work Giovanna, Xequina, and Cheela put into this daunting project was completely worth it.
EBSCO’s new Humanities Collection is slated to be released in late 2018.