Calling aspiring African writers of all ages interested in writing for Young Adults!
Submissions open 1 June 2018* | Submissions close 31 August 2018
First prize: $800 | Second prize: $200 | Third prize: $100
The wRite associates, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), invites South African writers to submit their work for the South African Literary Awards (SALA).
Aspiring writers: Submit your unpublished Youth Fiction to the Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards to win R10,000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!
It may seem like an unlikely combination, but historically poetry and funerals have a close connection.
70-year-old writer Anne Youngson has proved it is never too late to get your big break in books.
The most far-out stuff in my novels is actually what’s true: Zukiswa Wanner chats to Eusebius McKaiser
Zukiswa Wanner was in the 702 studio to chat to Eusebius McKaiser today.
Pambazuka News is calling for articles for a special issue on the legacy of eminent Nigerian-born writer Buchi Emecheta.
The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced that submissions for the seventh annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology will be open from 1 to 16 July 2017!
An award and anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa.
The next time you are struggling with your own writing, recall this selection of pages from the drafts of great novels.
The BBC explains why we say ‘tick-tock’, not ‘tock-tick’, ‘ding-dong’, not ‘dong-ding’, and ‘chit-chat’, not ‘chat-chit’.
After the publication of 1984, George Orwell sent a copy to his high school French teacher, Aldous Huxley
In October of 1949, a few months after 1984 was published, George Orwell sent a copy of the book to his high school French teacher, Aldous Huxley.
Aaron Bady has written an article for Pacific Standard about Jalada Africa, a pan-African literary collective with a radical mission: ‘an ongoing translation effort to unite – and elevate – African literature’.
Zakes Mda has written a great response to a fan who asked ‘Don’t you ever get writer’s block?’
Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invite submissions to attend a series of one day workshops in the following cities: