June 07, 2018 — Imagnary House

Submissions are now closed as of 10 August. 

We are a boutique publishing house for kids' books and young-adult literature in South Africa. Aaaaaand, jumpin' jiminy! 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. 

Read more on the development of our "misspelt" name.

Our 2018 Call for Submissions

Get excited! On the 1st of July 2018 (and only then), we're opening up our submissions, until the 10th of August 2018.


We're Looking For...

Our priority this year is to find teen or young-adult fantasy, science-fiction, and alternative history novels. We're also looking for children's chapter books and picture books that are sophisticated, fun and imaginative. We are not looking for educational, didactic, or moral-focused stories. We definitely lean towards manuscripts that are diverse and can travel across different cultures and countries.

We will also consider fantasy/science-fiction comic book and graphic novel submissions, but we will be extremely selective in this category.

Writers and illustrators can submit their work on our submissions page from 1 July. Submissions will close on the 10th of August 2018.


Imagnary House said:

Hi Ongeziwe,

Unfortunately, our submissions closed on 31 July 2018. However if we received your submission through our online system before the closure, then we will definitely consider your work.

Kind regards,
Imagnary House team

Ongeziwe Pakade said:

Dear Ma’am\ Sir

I have been trying to submit my story since last night but I have failed due to internet failures, I believe that I have writen a great story. I have travelled to town this morning and only submitted today, I would like to be granted this opportunity if possible.

I have also failed to contact you, this is the only way I was able.

Ongeziwe Pakade.

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