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Black Letter Media is rooted in the poetry genre. In our first year, we have published two poetry titles as well as two short story titles. But this is only the beginning.

We publish Afrikan stories written by Afrikan writers in paperback and ebook formats. We are looking for quality writing that is imaginative, authentic, bold and distinctly Afrikan.

We aim to publish new Afrikan voices. Afrikan voices that challenge literary forms and challenge expectations of content. We're looking for Afrikan voices that have something important to say.

We're interested, specifically, in speculative fiction in long form or short form.

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Poetry Potion: Dear South Africa
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015 by BlackLetterMedia. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
In its eighth print quarterly, Poetry Potion invites poetry from South Africa as well as the rest of the work to examine the state of the South African Nation, twenty years after the end of Apartheid. Featuring poets from South Africa, USA, Germany, Tanzania, Nigeria.
A Killing in the Sun
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 58,960. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by BlackLetterMedia. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Featuring and entitled after the 2013 shortlisted Commonwealth Short Story, 'A Killing in the Sun' is Dilman Dila's debut collection of short stories. Featuring ten stories that explore father/daughter relationships, friendship, betrayal, the politics of freedom, and love.
My Holiday Shorts
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by BlackLetterMedia. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
My Holiday Shorts: South African short short stories. Bits of experiences meant to fit into your holidays, your real life adventure.
Voices From My Clan
Price: $9.15 USD. Words: 43,390. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014 by BlackLetterMedia. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Voices From My Clan showcases Nigeria as a country of many worlds. These short stories come out of Nigeria's Ebonyi state and were created as part of the Senator Chris Nwankwo Creativity Class. Edited by authors, Obinna Udenwe and Mukoma wa Ngugi.
The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 23,450. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014 by BlackLetterMedia. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author
The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! volume 1 is a collection of short stories and poems celebrating Short Story Day Africa 2012. This collection features authors from various African countries including South Africa, Nigeria and Zimbabwe to name a few.


Poetry Potion: The Love Potion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,200. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
The fifth quarterly Poetry Potion journal is all about love. It features a poet profile Ireland-based American spoken word artists - Raven. A Q&A with South African poet Tumelo Khoza. Poetry by Charl Landsberg, Motena Mathe, Mapitsane, Ravona, Jeannie Wallace McKeown, Ashraf Booley, Ekerete Umoetok, Menzi Maseko, Abdulmugeheeth Petersen, Moses Kilolo, Amreen B Shaikh, Mercy Dhliwayo

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