Deadline: Sept. 10.
Imagnary House publishes children’s books and young-adult literature. The boutique publishing house in Cape Town, South Africa calls for submissions. The company focuses on building a larger market for African children’s authors and illustrators.
So, it does this by igniting local readership, and engaging with international readers, rights and literary agents. Founder Brad Harris built the publishing house based on his experience working with traditional publishers and self-publishing agents.
So, it seeks stories that fun and imaginative, but also address current societal issues for children. It wants simple stories that mean something and can feed positively into children’s futures. And, it leans towards manuscripts that are diverse and can travel across different cultures and countries.
The publishing house releases books written in English, Afrikaans and other indigenous African languages. Presently, it opens its publication list to Xhosa manuscripts and translations. And, it hopes to add Zulu and Sotho to its list of published languages.
Therefore, submit children’s long form fiction, YA science-fiction, YA fantasy, YA alternative-reality novels, comic books, and graphic novels. Email your manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, please make sure your email clearly states your name and contact details.
Furthermore, only send the first three chapters of your manuscript, except comic books submissions. For comic books submissions, upload the entire manuscript. Also, include one-page plot synopsis and a short author biography. And, if the book is illustrated, include three work samples of the illustrator you plan to work with in JPG format.
In some instances, the assessment process may take up to four months, depending on the amount of submission it receives.