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Resources for writers in South Africa

As I have been tying up loose ends at the Centre for the Book this week in preparation for starting my new life as the sole employee of and publisher at Modjaji Books, I thought it would be a good idea to circulate the folk knowledge I have accumulated while responding to thousands (not exaggerating) of queries from writers over the years I have worked at the CB.

The resource list is a good starting point – and something you can work your way through instead of writing. Currently it is biased in favour of Cape Town as this is where I live, but I know there are lots of resources/ activities/ etc that others from other regions should add. You’re welcome to add updates/new information by posting comments.

RESOURCES FOR WRITERS IN SA

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE FOR WRITERS IN SOUTH AFRICA?

* Competitions for writers to enter, calls for submissions (Books e-group – email books@nlsa.ac.za)

* Writing workshops, writing teachers (Books e-group, Centre for the Book website)

* Literary magazines (A rough guide to small-scale and self-publishing, Centre for the Book website)

* Online zines (www.litnet.co.za and book.co.za)
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