Writing

Don’t Shut Up Jacana Conversation: Don’t miss Terry-Ann Adams and Niq Mhlongo talking short story writing with Rehana Rossouw (23 May)

What can you do to catch a glimpse of a life, feel the distilled prose and watch the speed of light, all in one sitting?

By reading a short story.

On Writing a Thrilling Short Story – tips from author and creative writing tutor Andrew Salomon

An engaging short story is one of reading’s great pleasures. If you want to write a story that draws the reader in and sweeps them along, here are some tips from Andrew Salomon, author and creative writing tutor at SA Writers College.

On writing: Six top tips for getting started

The blank page can be intimidating for an aspiring fiction writer, but anyone can write creatively, says Andrew Salomon, award-winning author and creative writing tutor at SA Writers College.

Free webinar: Inside the publishing process with Pan Macmillan (1 Dec)

Join Pan Macmillan South Africa’s free webinar for a guide to navigating the publishing process and an overview of the publishing industry.

Non-advice to aspiring writers, from Damon Galgut

‘Let me start my advice to aspiring writers by saying that my advice won’t help you.’ Well, at least novelist Damon Galgut is honest.

Don’t miss Aoife Lennon-Ritchie’s webinar on how to get a literary agent (18 Aug)

How do you get a literary agent? What do literary agents even do, and why do you need one? How does agenting work in South Africa? What kind of titles are agents looking for?

Don’t miss this writing webinar with successful local author Fiona Snyckers! (21 Jul)

Have you ever wondered how writers do what they do? How they write novels that keep you interested and turning page after page into the early hours of the morning?

Calling all aspiring writers! Watch a commercial fiction workshop, hosted by Pan Macmillan South Africa and All About Writing

Pan Macmillan South Africa held an online commercial fiction workshop in December 2020, in collaboration with All About Writing.

‘If I’m stuck, I kill a character or make them have sex’ – Watch an All About Writing Masterclass with bestselling thriller writer Tony Park

If you missed the Tony Park Masterclass, hosted recently by All About Writing, never fear – you can watch it now on YouTube.

Don’t miss Jacana Media’s classes in publishing, writing, and other forms of insanity!

From 2 to 15 December, Don’t Shut Up Jacana Masterclasses will offer a series of seven two-hour seminars for interested readers, practicing writers and publishers longing for a fresh take.

Find out how to get your book published with Writers Write and Pan Macmillan South Africa

After you’ve typed ‘the end’ on your book manuscript, what do you do next?

Write your book with Mike Nicol’s new online creative writing course

Acclaimed novelist Mike Nicol has launched a creative writing course!

What will the near future look like, and how do we write about it?

And Then What Happened? By Paige Nick I’m feeling conflicted about storytelling right now. Not about its importance or longevity, I’ll never …

Pan Macmillan SA is calling for commercial fiction submissions

Have you written a tragic romance, a nail-biting thriller or a family drama with a jaw-dropping plot twist?

Calling all writers! Submit your novel to Jonathan Ball Publishers

Jonathan Ball Publishers is accepting fiction submissions from 1–15 November 2019.

Winners announced for BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency for young African womxn

BlackBird Books has announced the two writers who have won places on it’s new writer’s residency.

The Creative Writing Coursebook: 44 Authors Share Advice and Exercises for Fiction and Poetry

The Creative Writing Coursebook: Forty-four Authors Share Advice and Exercises for Fiction and Poetry – a fully updated comprehensive guide for improving and practising your creative writing, including contributions from Ali Smith and Kit de Waal.

Call for applications: BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency for young African womxn at Casa Lorde, Pretoria

BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media, as well as Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative are setting up a writer’s residency for young African womxn who are starting their careers as writers.

Authors, your once-a-year opportunity to wow Jacana Media is back! Pitch to Publication 2019 is now open

Jacana Media is once again offering authors an opportunity to pitch their books in person.