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Writing the Other - Description, Dialect, and Dialogue

Writing the Other

Started by Diane in AnnouncementsLatest Reply

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

Buzzfeed Books article by Issac Fitzgerald Take a look at the first six here, then check out the complete list on Buzzfeed 1. Na…

Started by Diane in What Readers WantLatest Reply

Did You Even Know His Name? Why Charles F. Harris Was A Big Deal

He was one of the tireless army of little known boosters of writers of color, a book publishing executive that opened many doors and the fo…

Started by Diane in Publishing News, Jobs, and GossipLatest Reply

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About This Site

The answer to "What is the Black Author Showcase?"

17 Nov 2, 2014
Author Tuesdays in The DMV
by Stafford Battle


Use this forum to announce new works, appearances, blog tours and interviews. You can now post your book signings and other events directly into our Events tab and it will be seen on the Main page at all times.

644 Nov 8
by billy jones bluez

Anthology and Literary Mag News

One way to get published is to submit your essays and short stories to anthology editors and literary magazines. We've created this forum to give you the latest on where and when to submit your works.

38 Nov 12, 2010
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS -Zane's Chocolate Flava III Anthology
by Black Author Showcase

The Art of the Book

Books are not words alone . . . This category focuses on book cover art and design, interior art and design, and the artwork that graces the pages of books - from children's illustrations to fine photography.

6 Jan 17, 2011
Reply by Black Author Showcase

BAS Projects

Details of all Black Author Showcase major projects for members including: anthologies, podcasts and interviews.

5 Apr 7, 2009
BAS Celebrates National Poetry Month
by Black Author Showcase

Contests, Giveaways & Other Offers

If you are promoting an event, website, or company with free gifts, contests, raffles, book give aways, or anything of that sort - Please list it here and not in the Announcements category.

11 Jul 13, 2013
Final Draft's Big Break contest
by Diane

New Releases

Here's the place to announce your newest works of any kind.

110 Oct 13, 2015
[Video] Mr LocFO'Real feat. Noodlez - Bay Anthem via @Promovidz
by DJ Smoke


Share your thoughts by posting your own content: an article about poetry or promotions, a current events essay, a bit of fiction that had to come out, advice for writers and publishers, video from your recent booksigning or event, images -- whatever interests you. We want you to get to the business of writing and publishing . . . now! This is not the forum for advertising your business - that is the "This Is What I Do!" article forum.

30 Apr 23, 2014
[NEW MUSIC] Che Stunna @Chemerk - Guiseppe ft Dre Willz
by DJ Smoke

The Business of Writing

Contracts, editors, publishers, project management, budgets, printing, websites, blogs . . . AAARRRGGGHHH!!!! All you wanted to do was write. Find relief and answers here.

33 Sep 10, 2013
Free Guide on Selling Your First 1000 Books
by Diane

Resource Guides

Find it on the net or here in the Black Author Showcase forums. Don't reinvent the wheel - believe me, someone has probably collected the information you need. Check here first to see if it is listed or add your own lists of websites and informative documents.

32 May 15, 2015
Are you looking for book resources?
by Mary Rodwell

The Tech of Writing

Since the first twig was used to scratch symbols in the ground, writing has always been in the forefront of innovation. Web 2.0, online research, ebooks and more - What's new and how does it affect your reading/writing life?

10 Apr 20, 2010
Can Xanax Be Taken With Effexor
by Susanna Norwood

General Discussion

Well . . . if it doesn't quite fit in the other categories this one is as good as any I guess.

233 4 hours ago
The Anointed One
by Dr. Willie B White

General Questions

Sometimes you just want to know . . . and hopefully one of your showcase community colleagues will have the answer or solution.

32 Nov 10, 2009
Reply by Zhana

This Is What I Do!

Hang your shingle here and share your talents with the community. Don't forget to include links to your websites.

41 May 8, 2015
by Mary Rodwell

Site Rules & FAQ's

Rules and guidelines for Black Author Showcase members

0 No activity yet

Monthly Genre Focus

14 Nov 2, 2009
Reply by Naum

Tips, Tricks, & Advice

The 'How-to' forum. Post information that you would like to share with the entire community, give advice to newbies in the publishing field, give hot tips on services and vendors.

23 Sep 16, 2010
Self Editing Tips - Eliminate the 'Invisible' Habit Words
by Diane

Publishing News, Jobs, and Gossip

Ooo! Did you hear about that merger? I wonder if so and so is going to be publishing with them for long? Nothing malicious here, just news we all can use to further our writing and publishing careers. Remember - it's a community of helpers, not haters.

103 Jan 5, 2016
Reply by Dr. Willie B White

Motivational Movers

What gets you up and writing or up and moving? Share what gets you motivated to work. Help the rest of us out of those Monday Morning slumps (that last for multiple Mondays).

22 Apr 23, 2013
Poetry - Ebon Venus
by Diane

Off Topic Discussions

Non book related issues, opinions, and chat on just about anything.

56 Sep 14, 2015
[Video] Dufflebag Cal @ThisisDuffle - Monster (Freestyle)
by DJ Smoke


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Please do not greet everyone on the site with large images and announcements of your book or business. Yes, you want to tell the world, but learn the fine art of subtlety. A simple welcome and signature/link is fine. Let them ask you for more.
We have lost numerous members because of the amount of 'friend' mail they instantly receive. This Hurts Everyone.
Spam is unsolicited advertising, whether it is posted as comments on other members' pages or is emailed for marketing purposes.

Please be considerate. Post your advertisement in the proper Articles/Forum or Group. There are free classifieds on the Pages tab. You can post your information on your profile and even update your blog as often as you like.

We are not into censorship, so please don't make us ask you to leave. Be kind and unselfish - don't spam.

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