Events

  • Mon
    04
    Dec
    2017
    Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    The Writivism Short Story Prize is an annual award for emerging African writers administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) Now in its sixth year, the prize has supported literary careers for hundreds of emerging African writers. Follow the link for full details.

  • Mon
    04
    Dec
    2017
    Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non-Fiction is an annual award for creative non-fiction by emerging African writers administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) and sponsored by the Koffi Addo family. Follow the link for full details.

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018

    The Tangerine is looking for work "that challenges and excites, whether it’s a piece of reportage, a personal essay, a short story, a poem, or something that blurs generic boundaries."

    Full details can be found here.

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018
    18h00Zer021 Social Club, Cape Town

    Anastacia Tomson, Chwayita Ngamlana, Retha Benadé, and Fiona De Kock will be in conversation with Roche Kester.

    See event details here.

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    "Barrelhouse is looking for innovative nonfiction: book-length projects that experiment in some way with form, or take an unusual vector through their subject matter.

    Rather than a full manuscript, send a brief note telling them about your project."

    Details can be found here.

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    A call for "Flash Illness Writing". Full details can be found here.

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018
    18h00The Book Lounge, CPT

    "Searing, heartbreaking, triumphant: Brutal Legacy is for anyone who’s been punched in the face by someone they loved and then stood up again. It’s for every mother who has run, every sister who has picked up the pieces and every friend who hasn’t fled. It’s for every brother who’s cried and for the children who have watched. Every South African should read it.” – Sisonke Msimang, author of Always Another Country

    RSVP via The Book Lounge.

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018

    "Pro Helvetia Johannesburg supports 3 month studio residencies for artists from Southern Africa in Switzerland, or conversely for Swiss artists in Southern Africa."

    Follow the link for more details.

  • Mon
    05
    Mar
    2018

    mslexia is calling for submissions for issue 78: Weather
    "Climate can be a source of environmental impact or emotional metaphor. Are you threatened by (or longing for) drought or downpour? Is your relationship tropical, stormy or frosty? Write about either or (ideally) both."

    More details here.

  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018
    18h00The Book Lounge, CPT

    "The collection, Feminism Is, explores what feminism is to the contributors and touches on issues as wide-ranging as motherhood, anger, sex, race, inclusions and exclusions, the noisy protests and the quiet struggles."

    Details can be found here.

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    Nonfiction is defined as: “Writing that is about facts or real events” and “The branch of literature comprising works of narrative prose dealing with or offering opinions or conjectures upon facts and reality, including biography, history, memoir and the essay (opposed to fiction and distinguished from poetry.”

    Full details can be found on their website.

  • Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018

    TSSF Journal seeks well-crafted stories about Africa, Africans, and African issues in all genres from writers of African descents or those associated with Africa. Send your poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction..."

    Full submission details can be found on their website here.

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Send an email to submissions@kachifo.com, including a strong excerpt of about three chapters or 10,000 words saved in Microsoft Word, a one-page synopsis of the work, and a short author bio.

    Full details can be found here.

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    "Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology will be published by Brittle Paper and will appear online for free downloads in June, 2018. Let us come and pull the sheets off the S-Word and be sexy, honest and open about how we express ourselves through our bodies."

    Please read this as well before asking anyone to read it for you.

    Full details here.

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    Nonfiction is defined as: “Writing that is about facts or real events” and “The branch of literature comprising works of narrative prose dealing with or offering opinions or conjectures upon facts and reality, including biography, history, memoir and the essay (opposed to fiction and distinguished from poetry.”

    Full details can be found on their website.

  • Mon
    30
    Apr
    2018

    NonBinary Review is open to submissions which relate to Madeline L'Engle's 1963 book A Wrinkle in Time. Please bear in mind that they are looking for pieces that relate to the BOOK ONLY. Full submission details can be found here.

  • Sun
    20
    May
    2018

    Nonfiction is defined as: “Writing that is about facts or real events” and “The branch of literature comprising works of narrative prose dealing with or offering opinions or conjectures upon facts and reality, including biography, history, memoir and the essay (opposed to fiction and distinguished from poetry.”

    Full details can be found on their website.

  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2018

    mslexia is calling for submissions for issue 79: Cooking
    "Making a meal can be an act of love and sensual pleasure – or an act of hatred and grudging resentment. It can also be source of intense anxiety. Can I afford it? Will there be enough? Will they like it? Will it be on time? "

    More details here.

  • Wed
    20
    Jun
    2018

    Nonfiction is defined as: “Writing that is about facts or real events” and “The branch of literature comprising works of narrative prose dealing with or offering opinions or conjectures upon facts and reality, including biography, history, memoir and the essay (opposed to fiction and distinguished from poetry.”

    Full details can be found on their website.

  • Mon
    20
    Aug
    2018

    Nonfiction is defined as: “Writing that is about facts or real events” and “The branch of literature comprising works of narrative prose dealing with or offering opinions or conjectures upon facts and reality, including biography, history, memoir and the essay (opposed to fiction and distinguished from poetry.”

    Full details can be found on their website.

  • Thu
    20
    Sep
    2018

    Nonfiction is defined as: “Writing that is about facts or real events” and “The branch of literature comprising works of narrative prose dealing with or offering opinions or conjectures upon facts and reality, including biography, history, memoir and the essay (opposed to fiction and distinguished from poetry.”

    Full details can be found on their website.

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018

    Nonfiction is defined as: “Writing that is about facts or real events” and “The branch of literature comprising works of narrative prose dealing with or offering opinions or conjectures upon facts and reality, including biography, history, memoir and the essay (opposed to fiction and distinguished from poetry.”

    Full details can be found on their website.

  • Mon
    31
    Dec
    2018

    "The Critical Flame publishes book reviews, criticism, literary nonfiction, and interviews.

    Past contributors include renowned authors and academics as well as librarians, bartenders, students, carpenters, and busboys. An open, careful, inquisitive mind is the only prerequisite to publication. No credentials required.

    Issues are published six times annually (January, March, May, July, September, and November). Submissions are considered year-round."

    Details here.

  • Mon
    31
    Dec
    2018

    "Praxis Magazine is a platform for artists and writers to commune, debate, and progress their craft respectively. [They] cover literary events across Africa, give voice to emerging writers and artists, and even promote literature in indigenous languages, e.g Yoruba, Hausa, Swahili, Naija Languej etc. [They] are equally interested in promoting podcast culture in Africa which is why we have a podcast feature on our website that is dedicated to Interviews/Discussions on matters concerning Arts and Literature in Africa as well as Spoken Word poetry. [They] also publish reviews of Books and Films. Articles on any form of art, or introducing any particular artists, are welcome."

    Details can be found here.