Urban Christian Fiction growing in popularity

What is Urban Christian Fiction?

“Urban Christian Fiction is a genre of emotional, vivid and conflicting stories that mixes God, faith and the urban church. It does not purposely exclude violence or sex from its story line, but weaves it into the plot based upon its relevance. It closely resembles Urban Fiction or Street Lit except, God is the center of the character’s lives. Urban Christian Fiction usually portrays characters of African or Latino depicting urban culture.” Read more of the article by Wanza Leftwich, The Gospel Writer.

If you are interested in learning more about hot current titles in Urban Christian Fiction and about how to write UCF, there are 2 blogs you should check out.

Urban Christian Fiction http://www.urbanchristianfiction.com/index.html is, “the place to meet your favorite authors of Urban Christian Fiction. If you don’t have a favorite yet, we are sure you will after a few visits. Remember to visit often for updates, book reviews, new releases and monthly contests! The Urban Lounge is the place to be. We are More than Just Drama! Kick off your shoes and stay awhile.”

Urban Christian Fiction Today http://www.urbanchristianfictiontoday.com/
is the blog of Rhonda McKnight Nain. She’s an author and freelance editor. Her blog, Urban Christian Fiction Today, highlights African American Christian Fiction and some occassional non-fiction. Look for author interviews, book reviews, and Rhonda’s take on publishing and marketing. There may even be a little writing craft here and there…

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3 Responses to “Urban Christian Fiction growing in popularity”

  1. Thank you for posting this and spreading the word about Urban Christian Fiction!

  2. Thank you for posting this and spreading the word about Urban Christian Fiction.

  3. Thank you so much for including Urban Christian Fiction Today in your post. I just wanted to clarify that there are varying definitions of Urban Christian literature and it does necessarily include the a gritter or “street” sub-culture. Most “urban” Christian works published by Urban Christian Books is simply set in urban cities like Atlanta, Chicago, New York, etc. The word “urban” specifies the location and setting not the socioeconomic background of the characters.

    For example, in my novel, Secrets and Lies, due for release December 2009, the characters are upper middle class African-Americans who live in Atlanta. The husband is a pediatric cardiologist and the wife is a stay at home mom. Nothing street lit about it. Middle class and upper middle class characters reflect the makeup of most of the stories on the line. More can be learned about the novels by visiting my blog. And while some of the earlier titles did include some sex and strong language, the submission guidelines have changed to forbid the inclusion of these elements in the future.

    Again, thank you for highlighting UCFT. I just wanted to make sure that readers of African-American Christian Fiction were aware that the offerings were not limited to street lit stories.