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Short Story Terms

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What’s a summer holiday without ice cream, big hats, sunglasses, parties, a braai, the beach or adventure and a great book? What’s a summer holiday without shorts!? Well, we’re talking about short stories! Short short stories to entertain, regale, thrill, excite, startle, and tickle book lovers over the holidays. Are you a writer who loves short stories? are you a writer who has never been published? are you a writer…

call for submissions: My Holiday Shorts

What’s a summer holiday without ice cream, big hats, sunglasses, parties, a braai, the beach or adventure and a great book? What’s a summer holiday without shorts!? Well, we’re talking about short stories! Short short stories to entertain, regale, thrill, excite, startle, and tickle book lovers over the holidays. Are you a writer who loves short stories? are you a writer who has never been published? are you a writer…

The 1 Year Anniversary Celebration by Menzi Maseko

Sikwa-Ntu! There is only one way to describe my multisensory impressions of being at The Love House. Some people may hone or develop what is termed hospitality skills as they aim to create an impression or a profit in their business setting, but to some people that warm, hospitable feeling comes almost naturally. This is the essence of Isintu. I chose to use the word Isintu and avoid utilising the…

Read our books on Mxit with Bookly

With the rise in numbers of young cellphone users, and the increasing accessibility to the internet, it’s only logical that book publishers should look for ways to reach book lovers through the one thing they have on them all the time: their cellphone. Black Letter Media is reaching out to young book lovers by making its books available on the Mxit application, Bookly. “We are interested in reaching the younger…

Black Letter Media partners with Worldreader

Black Letter Media is proud to announce that it has joined the awesomely inspiring Worldreader programme. In the next coming weeks,short story collections and poetry published by Black Letter Media will be available on Worldreader. This move is another step towards ensuring that African stories reach the world. Worldreader provides readers with a multitude of books at a low cost by bringing them to a device they already have on their…

Celebrate a Year of Book Lover’s Market

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” ~Vera Nazarian The 31st of May marks a year since Book Lover’s Market went live. A year of trying to let more light into our lives. And a year of selling books should be celebrated, right? Book Lover’s Market will be celebrating with poetry, stories and music at on the 2nd of June…

Celebrate a Year of Book Lover’s Market

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” ~Vera Nazarian The 31st of May marks a year since Book Lover’s Market went live. A year of trying to let more light into our lives. And a year of selling books should be celebrated, right? Book Lover’s Market will be celebrating with poetry, stories and music at on the 2nd of June…

Introducing the Book Lover’s Hangout

Are you a book lover? Want to meet other book lovers and interact with like-minded people? Share your favourite book titles and find out what other people are reading? Meet the authors and quiz them about their work? If yes, then worry no more because Book Lovers Market hasrecognised your need and has something just for you: Book Lover’s Hangout. The Book Lover’s Hangout is a space created for you…