Events

  • Wed
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    Mar
    2017
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    2017

    Modjaji Books will be open for submissions on the 1 March till the end of April 2017. You will be able to submit via their website.

  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2017
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    31
    Jul
    2017

    The SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition is a platform for South African writers to develop their work. See full details here.

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
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    31
    May
    2017

    "If you are an aspiring author and want the chance to get published, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

    For the past 13 years, first as the European Union Literary Award and now as The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, the process has unearthed great new South African literary talent. The books that have been published under this award have reflected the many strands of conversation that are woven together in the common language of fiction."
    Full details can be found here.

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
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    31
    May
    2017

    "This is a segment of creative expression of the #iamABLEcampaign through the art of poetry. The theme of the competition is “My disability does not define me.” The theme can be interpreted many ways – writers could focus on achievements and talents they have in spite of a disability, or positive traits they have or have developed as a result of their disability." Full details can be found here.

  • Mon
    01
    May
    2017

    A special call for submissions from Boston Review's fiction editor Junot Díaz. They are seeking essays, interviews, and fiction from writers around the globe that engage the theme of dystopia. Nonfiction, personal essay, genre fiction (SF, fantasy, horror, Afrofuturist, slipstream), and work that resides across/between genres are welcome.   Full details can be found on their website.

  • Tue
    02
    May
    2017
    18h00Bridge Books | 85 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng

    "Nick Mulgrew will be reading from his Edge Hill Award-nominated debut 'Stations', and a new story from his forthcoming collection 'The First Law of Sadness'. Details can be found here.

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017
    Sun
    21
    May
    2017

    "The emphasis is on informal discussions and spirited debates between several writers with a chairperson, or one-on-one conversations, and occasional talks. Starting at 10am and ending at 5pm, up to nine one-hour events run concurrently with half an hour between each (except where otherwise stated). Fringe events include literary and publishers' dinners, book launches, writing workshops, a school spelling bee, and classical music concerts. The FLF is honoured to host the shortlist announcements of the annual Sunday Times Literary Awards - the non fiction Alan Paton Award and the newly named Barry Ronge Fiction Prize." Full details can be found here.

  • Fri
    26
    May
    2017
    Sun
    28
    May
    2017

    "Poetry in McGregor” invites you to join us for a weekend of music, films and tributes to honour Leonard Cohen. Full details here.

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017
    10h00Xarra Books, 264 Turbit Ave, Midrand, Johannesburg, 1685

    "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." Full details of the reading can be found here.

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017

    Harvard Review's is open to receive short fiction, poetry, essays, and book review submissions.Full details can be found on their website here.

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
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    Jul
    2017

    "Short Story Day Africa's theme for 2017 is "ID". This year, we're looking for innovative short fiction that explores identity, especially (but not limited to) the themes of gender identity and sexuality." Find the full details here.

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017

    Set for publication in August, this issue explores various aspects of LGBTQ life. The theme for this year’s anthology is Sex! More details can be found here.

  • Mon
    31
    Jul
    2017

    Anansesem publishes children’s and young adult fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and illustration. It currently accepts submissions for its September 2017 issue, with a “Love”  theme. Interpret personally or broadly what love means to you, the community, and the world in general. More details here.

  • 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.