We would not be able to continue our work without our generous sponsors. Official SSDA sponsors receive an anthology, an acknowledgement in the anthology, their logo on our front page, their logo below, our endless gratitude, and the great feeling of knowing they're supporting literature in Africa. You can become an SSDA sponsor by donating here.

The Miles Morland Foundation is a UK charity which makes grants in areas reflecting its founder’s interests. The Foundation’s main aim is to support entities in Africa which allow Africans to get their voices better heard. It is particularly interested in supporting African writing and African literature. Over the past two years it has supported literary festivals and cultural initiatives across Africa; London’s Film Africa festival, the Caine Prize for African Writing, several African educational initiatives and the new Rhodes scholarships for Africans.
     The Foundation runs a yearly African writing scholarship scheme, which aims to give three fiction writers and one non-fiction writer the financial freedom to complete an English-language book. Details of the scheme and how to apply for it can be found at www.milesmorlandfoundation.com 

Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and pulp fiction novelist. Among other things, she writes horror novels under the name SL Grey with author Louis Greenberg and a YA zombie series with her daughter, Savannah, under the name Lily Herne. She lives in Cape Town. Her novel, The Three, is published by Hodderscape.

Special thanks to Modjaji Books for all the support over the years.


The Beit Trust was established in 1906 by the Will of Alfred Beit, a financier and director of the British South Africa Company. He had many interests, including the development of the railway system in what was then Rhodesia.

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany’s cultural, social and political life. There are currently 15 Goethe-Institutes in Sub-Saharan Africa and two liaison offices.
    Our Library and Information Department works in partnership with libraries and other institutions involved in book and reading promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, we encourage exchanges between information specialists and publishers in sub-Saharan Africa and Germany. Our library offers a broad variety of information and media on Germany. Our eLibrary Onleihe – a service free of charge in all of Sub-Sahara Africa - is the virtual library of the Goethe-Institut.

Worldreader’s mission is to create a future where every person will have access to the books they want and need in order to become more literate and realize their dreams. We work with hundreds of publishers to bring thousands of digital books and stories to children and adults using e-readers and mobile phones.

Helen Moffett is a freelance academic, writer and editor. She is the author of the poetry collections, Strange Fruit, published by Modjaji Books, and Prunings, published by uHlanga. She is also one third of the erotic writing sensation, Helena S. Paige.