IMG_20130518_140118 (1)I am a writer and reader of urban fiction, fiction and non-fiction. Writing lives within my bones and so it is both my gift and my passion. I believe that every great author should be well informed about their craft. If you’re writing for the money it will show but if you are writing for the art you will do what it takes to learn it inside out. I was originally introduced to urban writing with the book “Makes Me Wanna Holler” written by Nathan McCall. His words jumped from the page and was an honest depiction of what I was seeing on a daily basis. I fell in love with other writers like Iceberg Slim and Omar Tyree who created the first teen book (Fly Girl) that was officially passed around my entire high school.

Though I have spent most of my earlier years reading mystery novels written for the European culture I couldn’t relate to the characters. They didn’t look like me, talk like me or love how I love. I can’t relate to their affluence and worry free lifestyles. For that reason I am drawn to the work of Black writers who depict everyday struggle, love and triumphs exactly the way I see them. My urban fiction titled “Until I see Blood” is coming soon. Check back for updates and contest!

I have finally found a genre that not only represents the daily grind of a true urbanite but a list of authors who have penned my thoughts. This blog is to inform writers of urban fiction on everything from writing their urban fiction, publishing, marketing and promoting their work. It will give what I hope is insightful information that will transform not only their writing journey but their wallets as well!!

  1. Ryan Potter says:

    Great bio. I’ll confess that I don’t know many urban fiction writers and know very little about the genre, so I’m looking forward to learning from you. I’m from Detroit. Sounds like you’re in Philly. Have you read anything by Donald Goines and/or Elmore Leonard? Two legendary Detroit writers. Goines wrote in the 70s. True urban fiction. The man lived the life and died a violent death. He was heavily influenced by Iceberg Slim. Elmore Leonard never lived the life, but he writes about it very well.

    • kcbaylor says:

      Hello and thanks for stopping by. I have read work written by Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim. Urban fiction is filled with everyday drama that is a bit over the top but written in an urban back drop. I love it because it can be expressive and the genre allows you to state points in such a way it can’t be ignored. You said you don’t know many urban fiction writers but now you know me so happy to meet you!

  2. Sam says:

    Just started following your blog today. Very interesting and I like Donald Goines too. Last one I read was ‘Little Girl Lost’ and that was quite brutal. I’m hoping to reach a few readers with my own work and am loving writing for the love of it.

    • kcbaylor says:

      Thanks for taking a moment to respond. Thanks for finding me interesting enough to follow. I am trying to educate fellow writers of urban fiction and fiction in general to break into the industry. I welcome questions or opinions or even topic suggestions.

  3. jeff says:

    I wrote a book that falls under the urban fiction genre. I was wondering if u can send me a list of literary agents that will read manuscripts in my genre
    thank you

  4. Francesca Reid says:

    Hello, would you have any advice on how to obtain a job working for an urban fiction publishing company. I am an avid reader of the genre and provide reviews for authors and would like to look into this.

  5. Julian says:

    Thank you for creating this site. It was very useful. I write Urban Fiction and am looking to be published soon. I will be submitting me 5 chapters to maybe 5 of the publishers you’ve mentioned on this site. Thank you for the heads up on a few things. Do you have any info on any literary agent who specialize in Urban Lit, but don’t charge a fee to read? I’ll be following this site from now on. How can I see your blogs? I don’t know how to connect to that.

    • kcbaylor says:

      When you visit my blog there should be a follow button that will allow you to receive either an email or an update each time I create a new posts. Happy writing and thanks for stopping by!!!!

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