2018 Writers

Jewish Literary Festival, Cape Town 2018
for submissions

After a hugely successful inaugural Jewish Literary Festival (JLF) in 2016, we are excited to announce that the second JLF will be held on Sunday 17 June 2018 in Cape Town.

In order to compile a lively and even more interesting and topical programme,  we are asking authors with a Jewish connection to submit a proposal to present /discuss their subject. We will consider all submissions, but preference is for new literature  or authors who did not appear previously.

Prospective presenters are advised that we are only able to cover some costs for out of town authors as funding is limited.

The 2018 programme will showcase authors, poets, illustrators, journalists, writers and educators who have a Jewish connection or are engaged with subjects of Jewish interest. Building on the popular events of 2016, we hope to expand the programme even further and introduce leading thinkers on a wide variety of subjects (art, science, technology and innovation).

While the heart of our festival is Jewish-themed, our speakers, events and audience all defy narrow categorisation and many of our talks will be of universal interest.

To submit a proposal, please complete the submission form by clicking on the button below. Once completed, two copies or proofs of your book or other publication should be sent to: (address here ) If copies of the book are not yet available, please submit a detailed information sheet to info@jewishliteraryfestival.co.za