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.
A Call for Submissions
As of 1 July 2019, Imagnary House has opened their submissions and are looking to build up their publication list for the next 2 years. Submissions close on 30 September 2019 at midnight.
What are they looking for?
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