How To Get Your Book Approved For The School Library | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's note: This post appears here on BCN with the expressed permission of the Babylon Bee - friends that can find your funny bone in a very dark room.

    School libraries are safe spaces for children to open their minds to the virtues of cross-dressing and Communism. But if you wrote a book about sea turtles and their wacky adventures you may find trouble getting your story approved by the librarian. You're going to need to update that timeless tale for a contemporary audience.

    Here's what publishers say libraries are looking for:

  1. Douse it in glitter and blue lipstick: Librarians don't spend a lot of time reading so if the cover appeals to them you're in.
  2. Make sure there are no whites on the cover: Better yet, don't include whites at all.
  3. Include at least one pornographic description of a sexual act: Performed by barracudas.
  4. Consider adding dragons: Even if it's a book about World War II. Gay dragons are always welcome.
  5. Rainbows! Rainbows! Rainbows!: As long as you're not talking about Noah. That bigot.
  6. Dress in drag for the author's photo: You look fine.
  7. Get Yoel Roth to write a special forward for your book: He's the arbiter of all knowledge.
  8. Have the story end with the destruction of the world due to climate change: If your parents had an electric car the dinosaurs would still be alive today.

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