Savvy Authors: “writers helping writers”. This is a great site for authors in all stages of their writing careers to access tools, classes, and networking opportunities.
Writers Digest: publishes books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.
Agent Query: a one-stop writer’s resource on the web about literary agents and publishing – includes a tool for targeted search for agents based on genre
Query Tracker: Free database of literary agents and publishers; Organize and track your query letters to literary agents and publishers.
Africana Pocketbooks: is a publishing house producing popular pocketbooks written for Africans, by Africans – or by authors relevant to African readers. They have a category romance line called AfRo (Africana Romance) and there are submission guidelines for that. They are currently running a romance writing competition, which is still open for entries. The details are one their website.
Black Opal Books: is a boutique small press, dedicated to producing quality books for readers and helping both experienced and debut authors find a home for those stories that just have to be told. They have submission guidelines an online submission form for querying. (My book, Chancing Faith will be coming out soon from Black Opal Books)
Harlequin: a leading publisher of books for women. They have writing guidelines for each imprint and other helpful resources like manuscript format. Harlequin also has a great community for writers, which gives writers direct access to information and contests. Be sure to check out the forums and blogs.
Kwela Books: specialises in South African fiction (mostly literary) fiction and unusual non-fiction (mainly autobiography and travel writing) in English and Afrikaans. They publish romance under the imprintSapphire Press. Their submission guidelines can be found under the FAQ page of their website.
Nolly Books: publishes chic-lit romance fiction titles with South African storylines and characters that reflect the lives and aspirations of the people who will read them. They have writing tips and an online submission form.