Type/Cast is a new literary journal, curated in Cape Town. We feature new, fresh and vibrant writing, whether fiction, nonfiction and poetry, with a particular focus on South African writing. Type/Cast initially publishes online, with the top rated submissions being printed in the annual.

The editorial collective first got together as postgraduate students at the University of Cape Town, and is joined by Guest Editors for each edition of the journal. The Guest Editor for Type/Cast’s launch was the highly-acclaimed South African author Imraan Coovadia. Issue 2 was guest-edited by Yewande Omotoso. Issue 3 was guest-edited by Lauren Beukes. Issue 4 was guest-edited by Efemia Chela and Bongani Kona.

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Chelsea Haith studied literature at the university currently known as Rhodes (UCKAR/Rhodes University) until 2016 and studied Gender and Transformation briefly at the University of Cape Town in 2017 as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar. In October 2017 she began an MA in Culture and Thought After 1945 at the University of York. As a freelance journalist she has been published by Africa Is A Country, The Star, The Journalist and SA Music Scene among others, and has interned at Penguin Random House. Her passion for social justice has informed her work as the Media Officer at the Gender Action Project. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing.
Mike HardakerMike Hardaker was a journalist for many years, covering lifestyle, business and technology for magazines and newspapers in Africa, Europe and the USA. In the 1990s he edited several magazines and wrote six non-fiction books. He has been an Internet entrepreneur, an app developer, had two of his plays performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and works as a professional musician. He was recently awarded an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction at UCT. Mike was the winner of the 2015 SFFSA Nova Short Story Competition with his story “10,” which was translated into Italian for inclusion in the Mondi Incantati 2016 anthology.
Noélle KoeriesNoélle Koeries is an editorial manager and has worked on publications such as earthworks magazine, Chimurenga, and Social Dynamics Journal. She cut her teeth in publishing as an editor at Pearson Southern Africa International. Having recently completed her MA in African Literature and Gender Studies, Noélle believes in the power of words, and works to create platforms that defy the perceived boundaries of storytelling.
Manthipe Moila holds a BA Hons in English from the university currently known as Rhodes. Her creative work has been published on sites such as Type/Cast and Aerodrome. She is interested in the different ways that one can be in the literary world and is trying to find one that fits.
Sean Mongie is completing his Masters in Screenwriting at UCT, and is currently working on a full-length screenplay and graphic novel. The power of literature to transform and reflect the world around us has always enthralled him. When he isn’t writing, he’s painting. His work can be found at www.seanfrancisart.com
Francine Simon was born in 1990 in Durban, South Africa to Indian Catholic parents. Several of her poems have been published in South African literary journals such as New Contrast, New Coin, Aerodrome and Type/Cast. Her poetry has appeared in three volumes of the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology. She will launch her debut collection of poetry, Thungachi, in March 2017. She is currently a doctoral student at Stellenbosch University. Follow her on Instagram (@francinesimon13) and Twitter (@writergirlrose).
Jen Thorpe is a feminist writer and researcher. She writes regularly for Women and Girls Hub, Women’s Advancement Deeply, and W24.co.za on issues related to women’s empowerment and gender equality. Her latest edited collection of essays, Feminism Is, was published by Kwela in February 2018. Her first edited collection of essays, My First Time: Stories of Sex and Sexuality from Women Like You, was published by Modjaji Books in 2012. Jen also writes fiction, with work appearing on a number of online platforms. Her first novel, The Peculiars, was published by Penguin in 2016 and was long-listed for both the Etisalat Prize and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Find out more about her work via jen-thorpe.com
Lester Walbrugh taught English as a second language in Japan for the past eight years. He has recently moved back to South Africa. A short story he wrote was published in the 2016 anthology of The National Arts Festival’s Short Sharp Stories awards.