Shades & Shadows, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase the visibility of speculative literature in Los Angeles and beyond by fostering a community of authors and readers, challenging stereotypes about genre fiction, and adding literary depth to the cultural landscape of Southern California.
We believe that art is an indispensable part of a healthy community. We will always encourage the creation of new work and insist on the validity of speculative literature as an art form.
We support emerging and established authors of speculative literature by helping them to reach broader audiences and providing readers with a venue to discover new genres.
We encourage fellowship between authors in the hope that they will find the support they need to continue their work within this newfound speculative literature community.
We stand behind an artist’s right to create work that may be viewed as uncomfortable or disturbing and that such works should be protected from censoring agencies and influences.
We believe that speculative literature is a craft and that those who desire to master it are a worthy investment.
Shades & Shadows is a project of the Pasadena Art Council’s EMERGE Program.