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Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Imagnary House, a new boutique publishing house for children’s literature in Cape Town, is encouraging submissions from all African writers. Imagnary House 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.

They have opened their submissions after launching their debut publication (Seven by B D Harris), and are now looking to build up their publication list for the next two years.

What they are looking for: “We love 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.”

Imagnary House will consider submissions in the following genres:
-Children’s long form fiction (think Roald Dahl and CS Lewis narratives)
-Picture books
-Rhyming verse books (think Dr Seuss)

They’re specifically NOT looking for educational texts. Writers and illustrators can submit their work on the submissions page at

(This information is published on the Arts & Culture Trust’s blog – see