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6 Authors Who Break Boundaries With Indie Lit

03/26/2015 05:39 pm ET | Updated May 26, 2015

The publishing world is oft-criticized for being male-, hetero-, cis- and white-centric. But because the world of indie-publishing gives authors more freedom, previously marginalized writers are able to reach a wider audience -- and readers can be treated to a wealth of new perspectives and experiences than those most explored in the traditional realm of publishing.

Check out your favorite indie market and you'll find some great works by women of color, trans authors, gay romance and more. Here, we're putting the spotlight on some authors who don't fit into the cis-white-male mold -- all of whom got their start by going indie!

6 Authors Who Break Boundaries with Indie Lit