Sovereign Noir Publications is more than just a publishing company; we’re an advocate for Black women writers worldwide. - Kameisha Jerae Hodge, Owner
We are committed to Black excellence in the literary world, autonomy and entrepreneurship among Black writers, and sharing our industry knowledge. The way that we go about fulfilling our mission is simple—we align our actions with our core values:
Our previous clients have gone to do amazing things such as win Grammy awards (Kayona Ebony Brown), get featured in AfroTech and Black Enterprise (Nakia A. Booker), partner with Baldwin & Co. (Myhesha Doneve), collaborate as a Facebook Creator (JadedIsland), and much, much more. Though we primarily publish Black women's work, we are open to working with all those of African descent.
Ghostwriting, Cowriting/Collaborative Writing, Book Doctoring
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
We believe that it is important to be a successful publishing company, yes, but we also know that some opportunities are just less likely to be found in Black communities. In order to change that, we have created a few initiatives to counteract that socioeconomic fact:
We also provide signature programming to assist with the professional development of Black women and girl writers worldwide. They include:
Our most recent project was with debut author Nakia A. Booker. We collaborated on her coffee table lookbook entitled MMXX: The Black Artivism Collection (released in November 2022).
This was a unique project in that Nakia allowed us to practice both traditional and unconventional methods to promote and market the book that we helped publish; we designed a digital art gallery, assembled a relevant Spotify playlist, created merchandise, and built an electronic media kit in tandem with the book's prelaunch. Feel free to learn more about the project itself at https:///www.blackartivism.co.