Check out OpeningChapters, a new website launched by writers David Haynes, Tonya Johnson and Rosalyn Story.
Their aim is high: to publish evocative sample chapters and long excerpts by black literary writers past and present. Each month, they'll feature one current, one classic and one "lost gem" of African American fiction. What's nice is that the site not only creates exposure for writers, but builds an impressive archive too. Gotta love that.