Events

  • Fri
    30
    Jun
    2017
    Tue
    31
    Oct
    2017

    The 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers is open. They have strict entry requirements so make sure you read them here.

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017

    Imagnary House is looking for submissions only in the following genres:

    • Children’s long form fiction (think Roald Dahl and CS Lewis narratives)
    • Young-adult science-fiction, fantasy, or alternative-reality novels
    • Comic books and graphic novels

    Details here.

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017
    Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017

    "Africa in Dialogue" is opening its platform to African interviewers to submit interviews for its First Issue.

    With this First Issue, we aim to create a vibrant flow of dialogues between Africans living in all parts of Africa and the Diaspora. We hope that Africans can engage in dialogues about their stories, countries, cultures, narratives, philosophies and idiosyncrasies that matter to them.

    Full details here.

  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017
    Various

    InZync Poetry & Open Book Fest present: THE CAPE TOWN POETRY SLAM!

    See the link here for prelims and entry details.

  • Tue
    22
    Aug
    2017
    18h00Amandla! Media, Observatory

    The book, "Women Surviving Lavender Hill", was written by Auntie Val, Naema Moses, Margaret Arendse, Mary Bam, Veronica Kroukamp, Sheila Jacobs and Lorna Snyman and stems from a two-year writing project facilitated by a community organisation New World Foundation (NWF). Details of the launch can be found here.

  • Fri
    25
    Aug
    2017

    One seat, 14C, is “reserved” for the public to submit their own narrative and the writer of the winning story will be sent on an all-expense-paid trip for two to Tokyo, and receive an honorary seat on the prestigious XPRIZE Science Fiction Advisory Council. Competition details can be found here or here.

  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017
    11h00Bargain Books, Centurion Mall

    "Sara’s first day of school is full of surprises, but the biggest one of all is that she discovers she doesn’t understand what the other children are saying and she wonders how she will make friends. Her teacher encourages her to find out the many ways one can say hello."
    Visit the website for more details: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.co.za/events/how-many-ways-1

  • Wed
    30
    Aug
    2017
    18h00National English Literary Museum

    ABOUT LIMINAL
    This seventh collection from one of South African poetry’s under-appreciated masters is possibly his best yet. Metatextual, meticulous and deeply steeped in sentiment, Liminal is an exquisite and at-times startling rumination on lives lived, loves loved and writings written.

    Details of the event can be found here:

  • Wed
    30
    Aug
    2017
    18h30Protea Boekwinkel Worcester

    "The Fifth Mrs Brink is Karina M. Szczurek’s memoir of her life before, during and after her marriage to André P. Brink. Polish-born Karina was twenty-seven when she met the acclaimed writer, forty-two years her senior, and they spent a decade together."
    Details can be found here. RSVP:hduplessis@proteaboekwinkel.com

  • Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017

    Panorama emphasises writing and photography which is created with a deep intelligence, reconnecting us to the world. They are looking for various submissions. See their page for further details.

  • Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017

    Coal Literary Magazine is looking for:

    • Poetry
    • Short story
    • Essay
    • Review
    • Interview
    • Spoken word videos and audios
    • Literary commentaries

    Details here.

  • Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017
    Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg

    The theme for this year is "Women and Literature", the event has two amazing guests: two literary powerhouses, Kopano Matlwa the author of the critically acclaimed novels Coconut, Spilt Milkand Period Pains and Shailja Patel is an internationally acclaimed Kenyan poet, playwrighter, theatre artist, political activist and author of the bestseller Migritude.

    See their website for more details.

  • Fri
    01
    Sep
    2017

    The aim in this competition is to promote the movement of science fiction works that, as a concept and as an artefact of the social, offer new possibilities in border crossings. Full details here.

  • Wed
    06
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017

    Open Book Festival at The Fugard Theatre is an annual literary festival, the first of which happened in 2011. The hubs will be the Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum Homecoming Centre and much-loved indie bookshop, The Book Lounge. Full programme here.

  • Wed
    06
    Sep
    2017
    18h00Anatomy Lecture Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus

    A joint talk by director of the ICA Jay Pather and playwright Nadia Davids about their respective critically-acclaimed works 'Body of Evidence' and 'What Remains'.
    Details can be found here:

  • Thu
    07
    Sep
    2017

    The team at Kalahari Review have a monthly memoir/essay contest. The winner each month will receive a $50 usd prize. theme for this month is: Travel. Details here.

  • Fri
    08
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    Museum Africa, Newtown

    South Africans from all walks of life will be able to access the diverse content produced by its world class book industry, listen to, mingle and debate with a wide variety of authors.

    Details here:

  • Sat
    30
    Sep
    2017

    Applications for the 2017 ANFASA Grant Scheme for Authors. The grant is open to members working on a scholarly or a general non-fiction work. More details can be found here.

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017

    The team at Kalahari Review have a monthly memoir/essay contest. The winner each month will receive a $50 usd prize. theme for this month is: Travel. Details here.

  • Tue
    31
    Oct
    2017

    "We seek the freshest, disturbing and disconcerting new voices in SFF, with emphasis on tales that wander into the darker side of the storytelling spectrum. While this is chiefly an African short story competition, and is focused on the development of up-and-coming voices, we are open to international entries."
    Entry details can be found here.

  • Tue
    07
    Nov
    2017

    The team at Kalahari Review have a monthly memoir/essay contest. The winner each month will receive a $50 usd prize. theme for this month is:  African Writers of the Past. Details here.

  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017

    "We live in an age in which increasingly we all take or view photographs. Visual language is growing and developing every day as we record our world and our experiences in visual terms. One could go as far as to say that every one of us has, by default, become a photographer as billions of images are uploaded online at any given moment.
    We invite you to find a provocative photograph which inspires a powerful story. The image can be a spontaneously captured selfie, a bold news pic, a childhood snap in an old album; perhaps a framed tribute that brings back memories of joy, or a hidden print that haunts your past. Whether the photo is a portrait of a loved one, or an evocative landscape, whether colour or black and white, as long as the photograph has meaning to you, we encourage you to ‘find your story’ – the humour, the pathos, the drama – in the image.
    As ever, we’re looking for stories with strong narrative drive, and characters and settings which reflect our South African experience and diversity."

    Full details on their website.

  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    The team at Kalahari Review have a monthly memoir/essay contest. The winner each month will receive a $50 usd prize. theme for this month is:  Festive Traditions. Details here.

  • Sun
    31
    Dec
    2017

    International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino- XIV Edition is now open and there are different deadlines for different categories. Details can be found here.