SORMAG – Shades Of Romance Magazine was started because of LaShaunda Hoffman’s love of AA romance novels and the lack of support for them. SORMAG was an extension of an online forum called Aspiring African-American Romance Writers she started on delphiforums.com in 1999.
In 2000, SORMAG became a bi-monthly online magazine. We featured our first online conference in 2001 and now we host one every other year. As the romance writers began to expand into the mainstream market the magazine evolved to feature not only romance but all literature. In 2005 we advanced to the blog concept and fell in love with the interactive freedom it gave us.
We celebrate eleven years online this year and will continue to feature the hottest books and authors on the literary scene.