Agate Bolden


Agate Bolden publishes intelligent, accessible, and thought-provoking fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs by African-American writers. Agate Bolden is the home of National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward's debut novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr., and daytime television star Judge Lynn Toler. We are accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and through our new line, Bolden Lives, works focusing on the lives of notable African-Americans

Agate Bolden publishes intelligent, accessible, and thought-provoking fiction and nonfiction by African American writers. Our authors include winners of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Under the Bolden imprint we also publish Bolden Lives, focusing on African-American memoir, autobiography, and biography, and Denene Millner Books, focusing on children’s books and fiction and nonfiction for young readers.