The Academic and Non-Fiction Authors’ Association of South Africa (ANFASA) in collaboration with the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) hereby invites all competent, suitably qualified, and interested persons to serve as members of the Selection Panel for the DSAC Publishing Hub.
This is an industry stimulus project to support authors and revitalize the publishing industry. It also aims to encourage the creation of new literature that tells our stories and preserves our heritage. It is essential for the Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture to provide support for authors and the publishing industry to foster a dynamic literary community and sustain the creation of a wide range of significant literature, including that written in the previously marginalized official languages.
The selection panel members must have outstanding achievements and clear knowledge, experience, and expertise in the book value chain. They must:
- Be language experts.
- Have knowledge and expertise in writing books.
- Have published at least one book.
- Review manuscripts and make recommendations.
- Provide a detailed report on the outcomes of the review.
- Undertake developmental editing with the authors of the shortlisted manuscripts.
- Offer advice on industry-related matters (IP, contracting, royalties, etc.).
Closing date for submission:
Please note the following:
- Late submissions will not be considered.
- Selection panel members are not eligible to submit manuscripts for review.
Interested persons are encouraged to apply, and limited space is available.
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Terms of reference
Subject: The appointment of four publishers to produce five books each for the DSAC Publishing Hub
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has appointed the Academic and Non-Fiction Authors’ Association of South Africa (ANFASA) to administer the DSAC Publishing Hub. To enable a successful production process, ANFASA requires the services of four reputable South African publishers with a record of accomplishment, to publish five books each, from the recommended manuscripts acquired through an Open Call for submission of manuscripts.
DSAC Publishing Hub is an industry stimulus project to support authors and revitalize the publishing industry. Also, to encourage the creation of new literature telling our stories, written by local authors and to preserve our heritage.
The Terms of Reference describe the objectives, scope of work, deliverables, roles and responsibilities, inclusive of time frame/period for the project.
- announce a call for authors to submit their manuscript.
- appoint a Selection panel to review, shortlist and recommend shortlisted manuscript.
- ensure that the Selection panel undertake developmental editing with the authors of the shortlisted manuscripts.
- SCOPE OF WORK
The publisher must ensure successful production, marketing, and distribution of the books as per the contract that they will enter into with ANFASA.
Publishers will not be required to edit the manuscripts.
- COSTS AND TIMELINES
The deadline to publish the books will be 31 January 2024. A production amount of R 100 000.00 has been allocated for each book.
Interested publishers should submit their profiles, proposals and a quotations to email@example.com by
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The Academic and Non-Fiction Authors Association of South Africa (ANFASA) in collaboration with the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) announces its inaugural DSAC Publishing Hub.
This is an industry stimulus project to support authors and revitalise the publishing industry. Also, to encourage the creation of new literature telling our stories and preserving our heritage. It is essential for the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture to provide support for authors and the publishing industry to foster a dynamic literary community and sustain the creation of a wide range of significant literature including that written in the previously marginalised official languages. The Department aims to support the writing and publishing of 22 books written by South African authors.
The selection panel will consider manuscripts written in any of the official South African Languages including Khoisan language and will consider submissions in the following categories:
- Poetry Anthologies
- Short Story Anthologies
- Drama Text
- Narrative non-fiction (e.g., politics, current affairs, history, military history, sport, true crime, biographies/autobiographies, health and well-being, humour, business and personal finance)
- Children’s and Young Adult books
Please note that we will not consider the following submissions:
- Television and Film Scripts
- Novelette and Novellas
- Self Help or motivational scripts
Successful authors will be awarded a sum of R25 000.00 for content development and in addition they will be paired with a publisher that will assist them through the production/publishing process.
An independent selection panel will assess the applications and recommend qualifying manuscripts. The selection panel aims to offer awards to a wide-ranging group of authors and subjects. Three books will be chosen from the twenty-two published books, and be converted to braille, as part of the languages of writing for the visually impaired community.
The closing date for submission is 18 August 2023
To submit your application please visit the ANFASA website at www.anfasa.org.za and DSAC website at: https://www.dsac.gov.za/
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