We are a boutique publishing house for children’s books and young-adult literature in Cape Town, South Africa. Aaaaaand, mighty gazimbos! We’re calling for submissions.
Our Mission as a Publishing House
Before you dive in and send us your work, it’s good to know what we stand for. Imagnary House is focused on building a larger market for African children’s authors and illustrators, by both igniting the local readership and engaging with international readers, rights and literary agents.
Our Call for Submissions
Get excited! On the 1st of July 2017, we’re opening up our submissions, and are looking to build up our publication list for the next 2 years.
We’re Looking For…
Stories that are fun and imaginative, but also address current societal issues for children. We want simple stories that mean something and can feed positively into our children’s futures. However, we’re not after didactic or educational texts, and definitely lean towards manuscripts that are diverse and can travel across different cultures and countries.
We’ll look at submissions only in the following genres:
- Children’s long form fiction (think Roald Dahl and CS Lewis narratives)
- Young-adult science-fiction, fantasy, or alternative-reality novels
- Comic books and graphic novels
Writers and illustrators can submit their work on our submissions page from 1 July. Submissions will close on the 10th of September 2017.