We accept (for review) unsolicited manuscript submissions targeting various audiences in the East African region including material for children as well as adult readers. Please check out our published list to familiarise yourself with the kind of manuscripts we prefer.
- SUBMISSION: We only accept typed manuscripts which should be in Times New Roman font size 12 double spaced Ms Word or PDF document. The work must be original and not plagiarised from secondary sources. A brief of the author background should be included in the mail.
Adult fiction: Fiction work for this category must not be less than 40,000 words. Include a synopsis of not more than 500 words.
Young adult fiction and life-skills (13 years plus): Must not be less than 10,000 words and not more than 30,000 words.
Children readers: These are books that target any audience that is below 14 years and above 7 years. Must not be more than 10,000 words.
Early Childhood Development and picture books: These are books that target children below 7 years.
For ease of review and cataloguing, your subject heading should bear the category of script and the title, eg Adult Fiction: The Summer of the Northern Hemisphere
Save your script file using its title and your name, eg The Summer of the Northern Hemisphere – John Doe
- REVIEW: Acknowledgement of receipt will be done. The assessment process takes at least twelve (12) weeks from the date of acknowledgement of receipt. Feedback on manuscripts that do not meet our publishing policy can be sent within 14 days after acknowledgement.
- EDITORIAL PROCESS: Manuscripts have to pass through various stages before a decision to publish is made. A manuscript with favourable preliminary assessments is discussed at the Editorial Board. The publisher is under no obligation to publish a manuscript even when it has a positive report. Rejected manuscripts are immediately sent back to the authors and deleted from our systems.
- PUBLICATION: If the publisher decides to publish a manuscript with us, the author is invited to our offices for contractual discussions. When both parties are satisfied with the terms, the manuscript is slotted in the publishing plan and scheduled appropriately.
Send submissions to: email@example.com. The author must retain a copy of the manuscript as the publisher does not bear responsibility for loss or damage.