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? ♛

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 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 storylines. 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.

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♛ What type of 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.*

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