Book Lover’s Hangout is published by Black Letter Media.
Black Letter Media was founded in 2011 by duduzile zamantungwa mabaso a creative who writes poetry as well as television dramas.
After publishing poetrypotion.com for five years, Mabaso decided to get serious about publishing and established a company which would focusses on publishing new Afrikan voices and selling independently published literature through Book Lover’s Market1)after shutting down the ecommerce business we have evolved into this book blog.
“I’m excited by stories that show me a world, a perspective I haven’t thought of or imagined,” says Mabaso. “Stories that move me and make me feel feelings I didn’t think possible. Break me open me, boggling my mine. Those kinds of stories have saved me from my cynicism and nihilistic tendencies. Those are the stories that excite me and I believe that there are many Afrikans out there who feel like me. Who want to read these stories and who want to tell these stories. This is why I do what I do.”
Books published include The Short Story is Dead, Long Live The Short Story! vol 1 (2012), Voices from My Clan (2012), My Holiday Shorts (2013), A Killing in the Sun by Dilman Dila (2014). Poetry Potion (2007-now) has nine quarterlies in print with more to come.
If you are an Afrikan who writes Afrika-centred stories – speculative fiction 2)science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, magic realism, paranormal, folktales and fables, historical fiction, young adult/teen fiction and new African fables and children’s stories then Black Letter Media is for you. All poetry is published for Poetry Potion.
While it’s a South Africa-base published, they publish authors from throughout the continent. Submission period is open in October 2016. Their books are available on Smashwords.com, Createspace, Amazon directly from their website.
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