Writing

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Aspiring writers: Submit your unpublished Youth Fiction to the Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards to win R10,000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

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pays touching tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina: ‘A great and rare and genuine talent’

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie paid homage to Binyavanga Wainaina yesterday evening, in a touching message read out at an event at Wits University in Johannesburg.

Top tips on how to forge a career in writing from bestselling author Jane Green

Jane Green, author of Falling, Saving Grace and most recently The Sunshine Sisters, shares her tips for writers.

Jonathan Jansen to launch book writing initiative for budding black writers

Professor Jonathan Jansen has announced plans for a series of book-writing workshops in ‘major townships’ across South Africa.

Read Zakes Mda’s Sunday Times Literary Awards keynote address

In his Sunday Times Literary Awards keynote speech, Zakes Mda spoke about how fiction exposes the truth behind the facts.

Writers and photographers: The Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology call for submissions

An award and anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa.