Contest and Submission

Imagnary House Call for Submission: Open July-Sept 10, 2017

Written by Editor

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.

About the author


Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.