An Ambassador-Run profile for all things Urban Fiction & Street Literature. Get your adrenaline racing with our cultivated reading lists and challenge yourself to discover your wild side with our regular writing prompts and contests.

♛ What is Urban/Street Lit? ♛

Is a genre set in an urban landscape which is defined by socioeconomic realities and culture in a city. The tone for urban fiction is usually dark, focusing on the underside of city living. Profanity, sex, and violence are usually explicit, with the writer not shying away from or watering-down the material. Most authors of this genre draw upon their past experiences to depict their story lines. These stories have emerged since the 1970's and have seen a renaissance of not only street fiction but a rise in Hip Hop, dominating female influences and Latino stories.

♛ What stories are we looking for? ♛

Here on the @Urban profile we are looking for stories that are compelling, thought provoking, well-written and entertaining. If you have a book that fits this bracket, then please by all means submit it to be included with our lists!

*Please note that we do not accept incomplete stories, they must be tagged #urban and submitted through the form provided.*

Submit your story to our Reading Lists by clicking the link below!
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