Saving Our Stories
What is Storied?
An initiative from South Africa’s leading independent local publisher, Jacana Media, that will support fiction publishing.
What will Storied do?
It will also take new exciting steps to develop key skills across the publishing supply chain – investing in the development of young editors and creative writers.
South African fiction in numbers
10.5 million books were sold in South Africa in 2015, of these 2.1 million were fiction sales
Why creative writing and fiction matters
As has been demonstrated the world over, a country that has a vigorous and active culture of storytelling and story-sharing is empowered to develop a commonly agreed social agenda.
Returns on investing in Storied
An opportunity to invest in a drive towards social change in South Africa.
Fiction publishers need innovative solutions
Most South Africans are not reading local fiction because, for many, it is not relatable.
Literary change is needed – but the challenges are systemic
To decolonize literature, the literary talent of emerging generations must be developed and a market for fiction re-established, from the ground up.