Events

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    2017
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    2017

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

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    Jul
    2017

    "The competition is designed to motivate non-American novice writers under the age of 30, and offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting." Details can be found here.

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    2017
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    2017

    TSSF Journal seeks well-crafted, realistic poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction about Africa, Africans, and African issues from writers of African descents or those associated with Africa. Details here.

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    2017
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    2017

    "FIYAH is looking for brave works of speculative short fiction by authors from the African diaspora that reject regressive ideas of blackness, respectability politics, and stereotype. Please submit your bravest, blackest, most difficult to sell stories to them." More details can be found on their website.

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    Jun
    2017
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    Aug
    2017

    Enkare Review is accepting unsolicited submissions. Full details can be found on their website.

  • Mon
    26
    Jun
    2017
    18h00The Book Lounge

    Lloyd Zandberg launches his debut title. RSVP here.

  • Tue
    27
    Jun
    2017
    18h00The Book Lounge

    Fever, the English translation of Deon Meyer’s Koors is now out. RSVP for the launch here.

  • Wed
    28
    Jun
    2017
    18h00The Book Lounge

    The musical group Found at Sea will be performing at the beginning of the launch. More details can be found here.

  • Thu
    29
    Jun
    2017
    18h00Adams Musgrave, Musgrave Centre

    Nicki von der Heyde launches the companion volume to "Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa". RSVP via musgrave@adamsbooks.co.za or 031 319 4450.

  • Thu
    29
    Jun
    2017
    18h00The Book Lounge

    Contributors to the anthology will be reading their work. Details of the launch can be found here.

  • Fri
    30
    Jun
    2017

    "HOLAA wants stories about desire. Stories about when sex happened and sex did not happen. Stories of African women experiencing pleasure with other women." Details here.

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    2017
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    31
    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.

  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017

    "Flux sounds like a dirty word. And to many, it might be. The origin of the word is the same as flow: movement, the inconstant, the unstoppable force of change." This is the theme of issue 21. Details can be found here.

  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017

    "(Script Market), now in its second year, aims to develop new South African play scripts and provide an opportunity for playwrights to introduce their ideas and scripts to interested parties in the theatre industry." Details here.

  • Tue
    04
    Jul
    2017

    The 2017 Babishai Haiku Contest is open for submissions. Only African poets resident in Africa. Only haiku poems that are Africa-themed. Details here.

  • Wed
    05
    Jul
    2017

    "You are a passenger in a particular airplane going to wherever place, but there is a storm and it's very obvious that the plane is going to crash. Using the first person narrative technique, describe the experience in no more than 50 words. There would be two winners and five honorable mentions." Email henryadol4us@yahoo.com for more details.

    The HPFF 2017 is sponsored by the The Open University and The Henreaders' Hangout.

  • Wed
    05
    Jul
    2017
    18h00LoveBooks, Bamboo Centre, Melville

    Barbara Boswell launches her novel, Grace. Full details here.

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    Bridge Books | 85 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg

    "The workshop runs over four weeks, held on consecutive Saturday afternoons. Based on his own success with his short story collection Affluenza, and his three novels, Niq guides writers in developing their creativity." Details can be found here.

  • Mon
    24
    Jul
    2017

    An award and anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa. Details 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.