‘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.
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?
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.
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.
After you’ve typed ‘the end’ on your book manuscript, what do you do next?
Acclaimed novelist Mike Nicol has launched a creative writing course!
And Then What Happened? By Paige Nick I’m feeling conflicted about storytelling right now. Not about its importance or longevity, I’ll never …
Have you written a tragic romance, a nail-biting thriller or a family drama with a jaw-dropping plot twist?
Looking to self-publish your book? Find out about Staging Post’s ‘assisted self-publishing’ model here
Find out more about self-publishing your book with Staging Post.
Jonathan Ball Publishers is accepting fiction submissions from 1–15 November 2019.
BlackBird Books has announced the two writers who have won places on it’s new writer’s residency.
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, a journal dedicated to world literature in translation, has announced a new contest, to be judged by JM Coetzee.
NB Publishers is looking for a Publisher/Editor in their South African Nonfiction division. Job details: Apply here Publisher/Editor: South African Nonfiction Media24 …
Award-winning feminist press Modjaji Books will be opening submissions again on 1 March 2019.