Writing

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.

Writers! Pan Macmillan SA is accepting unsolicited manuscripts in June – take advantage of the opportunity

Good news for prospective authors! From 18–24 June 2019, Pan Macmillan SA is accepting unsolicited manuscripts.

Asymptote Journal announces a new essay writing contest judged by JM Coetzee

Asymptote, a journal dedicated to world literature in translation, has announced a new contest, to be judged by JM Coetzee.

Career opportunity: NB Publishers is hiring! (Publisher/Editor: South African Nonfiction)

NB Publishers is looking for a Publisher/Editor in their South African Nonfiction division. Job details: Apply here Publisher/Editor: South African Nonfiction Media24 …

Modjaji Books to open submissions in March 2019

Award-winning feminist press Modjaji Books will be opening submissions again on 1 March 2019.

Calling all African storytellers: Enter the Gama❤Phile Writers’ Competition and stand a chance to be published by Pan Macmillan SA

Attention aspiring storytellers: make your writing dreams a reality with the GamaPhile Writers’ Competition!

‘Writing is like removing your own appendix with a pair of rusty scissors’ – Mark Winkler chats about his new book Theo and Flora

Mark Winkler discusses his new novel, Theo & Flora, and why writing is like performing surgery on yourself.

Writers! Send Pan Macmillan SA the manuscript for your future bestseller during open submissions week

It’s time to polish up that manuscript! This week is Pan Macmillan South Africa’s open submissions week.

2018 Short Story Africa Day Prize announced: This year’s theme is Hotel Africa

Submissions open 1 June 2018* | Submissions close 31 August 2018
First prize: $800 | Second prize: $200 | Third prize: $100

Aspiring writers: Submit your unpublished Youth Fiction to the Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards to win R10,000

The Maskew Miller Longman Awards has announced its genre for 2018 – Youth Fiction!

Guide to submitting your manuscript to Jonathan Ball Publishers

Have you finished your book? Wondering how to get published? Have a look at Jonathan Ball Publishers manuscript submission guidelines.

Sign up for the Abantu Book Festival Creative Writing Masterclass with Nthikeng Mohlele and Zukiswa Wanner

Nthikeng Mohlele and Zukiswa Wanner will be leading a Creative Writing Masterclass at this year’s Abantu Book Festival!

Calling all writers! Pan Macmillan is considering unsolicited manuscripts in November – get ready

Pan Macmillan South Africa will be accepting manuscripts during an open submissions period from 20 to 24 November 2017.

How to get published in South Africa

How do I approach a publisher? How do I choose a publisher? What royalties should I expect?

The first of its kind: Jacana Media to host a live book-pitching session

On 4 August 2017, Jacana Media publishers and a panel of experts will gather for a live book-pitching session!