Events

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018
    Thu
    31
    May
    2018

    The wRite associates, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) invites South African writers to submit their work for the South African Literary Awards (SALA). There are 11 categories and the full details can be found here.

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018
    Thu
    31
    May
    2018

    Gyara ...a journal for new writing is calling for non-fiction submissions. The theme is Change. Non-fiction includes: interviews, essays, memoirs, book reviews as well as visual arts and photography.

    See their submittable link for more details.

  • Wed
    25
    Apr
    2018
    18h00Love Books, The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, Johannesburg

    "The Love Diary of a Zulu Boy  is by turns erotic, romantic, tragic and comic. Inspired by the real-life drama of a romance between a Zulu boy and an Englishwoman, the book consists of various interrelated short stories on interracial relationships in modern-day South Africa. As the author reflects on love across the colour line, it triggers memories of failed affairs and bizarre experiences: love spells, toxic masculinity, infidelity, sexually transmitted diseases, a phantom pregnancy, sexless relationships, threesomes and prostitution, to name but a few."

  • 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.

  • Mon
    30
    Apr
    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.

    They accept all kinds of stories, whether genre or literary. Send your speculative, thrillers, romance, comedy, Sci-Fi, magical realism, contemporary, historical, history, mystery, adventure, fantasy, etc. stories and poems.

    Full details can be found here.

  • Tue
    01
    May
    2018
    Tue
    15
    May
    2018

    Tor.com Publishing will soon be reopening to unsolicited novella submissions! Starting May 1, 2018, Lee Harris, Carl Engle-Laird, and Ruoxi Chen will be reading and evaluating original novellas submitted by authors to https://tor.moksha.io/publication/tornovellas.

    Read the full brief here.

  • Fri
    04
    May
    2018

    The Maskew Miller Longman Awards announces the genre for 2018 - Youth Fiction

    Pearson South Africa invites experienced, new and aspiring writers to submit their unpublished and original Youth Fiction for teenagers aged 16 to 18 years.

    Youth novels submitted should be between 25 000 and 45 000 words.

    Manuscripts submitted can explore the following themes but are not limited to: comedy, romance, fantasy, sport and adventure.

    A prize of R 10 000.00 will be awarded to each winner and the winning entries will be considered for publication by Pearson. A prize of R3 500 will be awarded to each finalist.

    Full details can be found here.

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018
    18h30Bridge Books Maboneng, 274 Fox Street, Maboneng, Johannesburg

    Sisonke talks to Eusebius McKaiser about her book, Always Another Country.

     

    RSVP: 079 708 4461 or info@bridgebooks.co.za

  • 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.

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018
    14h00African Flavour Books, Braamfontein

    Danai Mupotsa's debut poetry collection "gathers the various statuses and locations she moves across, as daughter, mother, teacher, scholar and writer. From these places, many of the poems try to approach difficult feelings about what it means to “do politics” from an empathetic complexity. “I’m raging, sometimes that makes me petty” is one such example. The collection carries a set of standpoints, or willfulness about pedagogy, politics and optimism. And while she carries an attachment to a non-reparative, or negative affect across the collection, she closes in describing the work, or all of her work as love poems. This collection is a long love letter to those who are willful."

    RSVP via getinfo@impephopress.co.za

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018
    14h00African Flavour Books, Braamfontein

    "Red cotton is an exploration of what it means to be black, queer, and woman in modern-day South Africa. Gantsho interrogates being non-conformist in both a traditional-cultural-religious upbringing and a more liberal yet equally-oppressive urban socialisation. This poetry novella questions what women are taught about their bodies and the feminine sexual space, while also addressing the mother-daughter relationship as the first and most constant reference of womanhood. The collection moves fluidly between the erotic, the uncomfortable and grotesque. What is painful and what is beautiful? What is remembered and what is longed-for?"

    RSVP via getinfo@impephopress.co.za

  • 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.

  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2018

    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? CLOSING DATE: 4 June 2018

    Stories of up to 2,200 words, poems of up to 40 lines, and short scripts of up to 1,000 words (including character names and stage instructions) are accepted.

    See the link for full details.

  • 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.

  • Sun
    01
    Jul
    2018
    23h59

    A new anthology of poetry by South African women

    There has been no blockbuster anthology of South African women’s poetry since Breaking the Silence: A Century of South African Women’s Poetry appeared in 1990 and Isis X appeared in 2005. It is time for a new wide-ranging and up-to-date anthology of South African women’s poetry to appear.

    If you are a South African woman poet, you are invited to submit new and unpublished poems (not published in anthologies, online journals, blogs or on social media) on any of the following themes:
    1. In this body
    2. On the face of it
    3. Home is a feeling
    4. This democracy
    5. The chemistry of the heart
    6. Power-full
    7. In a day
    8. Where?
    9. This is music
    10. Women designing futures

    Each poet may submit a maximum of 10 poems. The major part of each poem should be in English, though you may include elements from other South African languages. You may choose to write on any or all of the themes. Poems must be submitted without your name and e-mail address; instead, complete the submission sheet on the following page and use it as a covering letter. E-mail your submissions to Poetrydoorstopper@gmail.com by midnight on 1 July 2018.

    You will be notified about the success of your submission by 31 January 2019.
    We regret that we are not in a position to give individual feedback.
    Thank you for helping to craft a new era in South African poetry!
    Deirdre Byrne, Arja Salafranca and Makhosazana Xaba (editors)

    SIGNED DECLARATION: DOORSTOPPER POETRY SUBMISSION

    Please send the following details with your submissions to Poetrydoorstopper@gmail.com.

    NAME: ………………………………………………………………………………………...
    ADDRESS: …………………………………………………………………………………….
    EMAIL ADDRESS: ………………………………………………………………………
    TITLES OF ENTRIES: ……………………………………………………………………
    I hereby declare that I am a South African citizen, or permanent resident of South Africa, that the work is my own, and has not previously been published.
    SIGNATURE: ...........................................................................................
    DATE: ……………………………………………………………

  • Tue
    31
    Jul
    2018

    Entries are now open for the Fleur du Cap Award-winning SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition. Original scripts are sought, in English, no longer than 40 pages or 80 minutes long.

    Details can be found here.

  • 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.