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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Komunitas Utan Kayu


A cultural enclave on Jalan Utan Kayu 68 H, East Jakarta, was established by several patrons of the Tempo magazine, approximately one year after the magazine had been closed down by the government in 1994. ...


Online Site

LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, ...

Literasi Anak Indonesia

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The project has a full time Literacy Coordinator and takes great pride in working with local illustrators, photographers and writers to produce high quality books for the teaching of literacy in primary classrooms across Indonesia. ...


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A monthly online literary journal.

Lontar Digital Library

Online Site

A shared, online resource featuring the collections of the Lontar Foundation (books, images, films and audio).

Menulis Kalimat

Online Site

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Muara Foundation


A non-profit organization based in Jakarta. The foundation, which is established in 2010, dedicates itself to improve education and cultural literacy. While relatively young, the foundation has managed to organize several high-profile events in culture ...

National Book Development Council of Singapore


The National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) is a non-profit organisation and registered charity established in December 1968. It promotes writing, reading, storytelling, and publishing through a variety of festivals and programmes, such as the Asian Festival of Children’s Content ...

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, ...

Pasar Malam Association


The aim of the franco-indonesian association Pasar Malam (“Night Fair” in Indonesian, in honor of one of Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s novels, major Indonesian author), is to help foster understanding and friendship between the French and ...