Writing programs, publishers, and conferences. Explore!

Below are some resources for Indonesian writers. This is not an exhaustive list, but a selection of publishers, residencies, conferences, and online sites that we feel are particularly worth noting.

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Online Site

A literary journal in Indonesian.

International Writing Program


The International Writing Program (IWP) is a unique conduit for the world’s literatures, connecting well-established writers from around the globe, bringing international literature into classrooms, introducing American writers to other cultures through reading tours, and ...



Founded by Eliza Vitri Handayani, in 2012. InterSastra was born out of Eliza’s concern for literary translation in Indonesia. She hopes to contribute towards improving literary translation in Indonesia, and to support literary exchange between ...

Jakarta Arts Council Novel Competition


Jakarta Arts Council Novel Competition (in Indonesia: Sayembara Novel Dewan Kesenian Jakarta) is annual novel competition held by Jakarta Arts Council in Indonesia. The competition is considered prestigious, with first prize of twenty million Rupiah ...

Jualan Buku Sastra

Online Site

Because not all literature books are available in bookstores.

Kalam, a Cultural Journal

Online Site

A medium to propagate and exchange ideas, across disciplines and across ideologies. The journal values new ways of viewing things, fresh ideas, and isare open tofor various literary experiments. After having been published in twenty-two ...

Khatulistiwa Literary Award


An Indonesian major and most celebrated literary prize.

Komunitas Salihara


Stands on a land of some 3,000 square meters of land on Jalan Salihara 16, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta. It consists of three main buildings: Teater Salihara, Galeri Salihara, plus an office building and guesthouse. ...