Type/Cast is a new literary journal, curated in Cape Town. We feature new, fresh and vibrant writing, whether fiction, nonfiction or 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 got together as postgraduate students at the University of Cape Town, and will be 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, and Issue 3 is guest-edited by Lauren Beukes.

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Chelsea Haith studied literature at the university currently known as Rhodes (UCKAR/Rhodes University) until 2016 and is studying Gender and Transformation briefly at the University of Cape Town in 2017 as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar. In October 2017 she will begin 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 worked as a professional musician. He has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing 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. Currently completing 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.
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
Irene Muchemi is a Masters of Fine Arts graduate student at the University of Cape Town currently working on her first fiction novel—an anthology of short stories that explore immigrant life in the US, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Kenya. Prior to this, she worked as a newspaper journalist in the United States. She received a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and also completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in the US. She was born in Kenya and currently resides with her family in Cape Town.
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).
Andre van Vollenstee is a recent Honours graduate within the field of English literature from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. These studies developed his passion for literature, history, and the power of narrative to effect the everyday. Currently busy with his Masters Degree in Literature, in the field of of Graphic Narrative, he believes that that new and unique mediums for storytelling can allow a new generation of voices to be heard. When he is not researching, he can be found in his natural habitat of vigorous debates on pop culture, literature, and the power of comics.
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.