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August 2017 Round-up of writing contests

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Once again, there's a lot happening in the world of writing contests. Whether you're looking to earn some recognition for your skills, or to win a great prize, these contests offer something for everyone.

We want to encourage you to take these opportunities and to take your career to the next level. But before we give you the details on where to enter, let’s first share some of the best tips from contest organisers and previous winners.

 

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Save the Date: Upcoming Author Events in South Africa

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Book fairs and festivals offer the perfect opportunity for authors to mingle with industry experts and peers. It's a fantastic way to learn more about the industry and about writing as an art. Here are some of the events you can look forward to in the second half of 2017.

 

The Open Book Thundafund Campaign

06-10 September at The Fugard Theatre, Cape Town

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2017 South African Childrens Bookfair - JHB - 15-18 June

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For those looking to explore the local market for children's literature this event is just for you.

The 2017 South African Children's Bookfair is promising to be a one-stop event for authors, publishers, illustrators and other industry professionals. Exhibitions, workshops and book launches promise to make it well worth the trip into Boksburg.

Unfortunately, exact details on the speaker lineup, exhibitions and workshops seems to be a bit sparse at  the moment. I have asked the event organizer for a bit more detail and will update this post once I have it. This article by the guest speaker at the event James Murua seems to have the most comprehensive info on the event.

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