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Thursday, July 11, 2019


Submissions close September 30, 2019, at midnight.

Imagnary House is a boutique publishing house for children’s books and young-adult literature in South Africa.

Imagnary House is focused on building a larger market for local African children's and young-adult authors and illustrators, by both igniting the local readership and engaging with international readers, rights’ and literary agents.

As of July 1 2019, Imagnary House has opened their submissions and are looking to build up their publication list for the next two years. Submissions close on September 30, 2019, at midnight.

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

Imagnary House will consider submissions in the following genres:

-Young-adult science-fiction, fantasy, or alternative-reality novels
-Children’s picture books (junior-grade)
-Children’s chapter books (middle-grade)
-Teen science-fiction, fantasy, or alternative-reality novels

Writers and illustrators can submit their work on Imagnary House’s submissions

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