Books on the Bay: The literary riches of Simon’s Town

Originally posted on Karina Magdalena:
As the poet with “no money in the bank” is driving home, she imagines all the people she cares about living in the “blue clefts ahead”. With the sun and the sea as her companions on one of the most picturesque roads around, she is…

KARAVAN STORIES: WORKSHOP & ANTHOLOGY

Be part of the first Karavan Stories anthology! We will meet for a writing workshop at the end of April and together analyse what makes a good short story, read examples, go through a few writing exercises, begin exploring ideas for new stories and in the following months write, edit…

Goodbye, 2022!

Originally posted on Karina Magdalena:
Imagine Little Prince’s ‘hat’ upside down. This is how I see 2022 in retrospect. A good beginning, a deep dive into awfulness, a few months of a terrible low, and a gradual return to stability. There were several significant highs, but they had to compete…

Karavan Press: 2022 in review

We are still here! The year 2022 is coming to an end and, despite all the challenges we’ve faced, we have not only survived, but thrived. I can now confidently say that Karavan Press has a future. The above mentioned challenges resulted in ‘only’ four books being published this year,…

Racing towards Christmas 2022 …

As we count the days leading up to Christmas, there are a few thoughts mulling around in my head. I love this time of the year. I know that not everyone does and that’s okay. For me, it’s always been magical. I must admit though, that I only ever pretended

Read write review repeat …

Not sure what to give your writer friends for the festive season? How about a review? Unexpected reviews are like manna from heaven. I’ve just received one from Louisa Treger, the author of Madwoman – which is a MUST read btw. To say I’m over the moon about this gift

SLAUGHTERHOUSE by Melissa Sussens now available on Kindle

Click here to buy the book on Kindle: Slaughterhouse by Melissa Sussens

Scenes from the second Karavan Press Literary Festival

The inaugural Karavan Press Literary Festival last year was a prayer. We were still in lockdown, still scared, and in-person literary events were scarce, but the longing for them after all the loss and depravation was overwhelming, and so the idea for a small, socially distanced, as safe as possible…

Fairy lights in the dark …

It’s that time of year and we are dashing towards Christmas. I love the festive season and this will be the fourth one since my cat therapy started. Archie runs this house and yes, he still thinks he is an Egyptian pharaoh, ruling over all that he can see from

SHORT.SHARP.STORIES returns with an exciting theme: FLUID – FREEDOM TO BE

You are invited to send in your short stories. Happy writing! For the submission form, please email: shortsharpstories.fluid@gmail.com

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