The Nigerian publishing house Masobe Books is currently open for submissions of unpublished manuscripts.

Although less than five years old, the publishing firm has without doubt established itself as a leading creative powerhouse, with a client list that includes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Ukamaka Olisakwe, Chiemeke Garricks, Damilare Kuku, and many others. Some exciting additions to their impressive catalogue include the Nigerian edition of the Booker-longlisted novel An Island by Karen Jennings, and the debut novel of Commonwealth Short Story Prize-winning author Efua Traoré.

Some notable recognitions for Masobe Books’s authors are a SprinNG Women Authors Prize, a Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature and an ALA Prize for Young People’s Literature, in addition to several long and shortlists. They are also the publishers of the novella Sweet Sixteen, which is the current recommended JAMB text for tertiary education aspirants in Nigeria. Last year, they were awarded the Brittle Paper Publishing House of the Year honor.

Read the call for submissions below and follow this link to submit.

We love African stories that deal with any one or more of the plethora of themes that engulf us; stories that resonate, written simply; stories from this side of the world with a universal appeal; something new, something exciting, stories that make your heart race and your hands shake; books that you want to press into the hands of all your friends immediately and stand over them until they’ve finished so you can discuss it together. If you think you have what it takes to be a Masobe Author, send us a mail during our submissions window.

Deadline: March 31.

The work will be accessed by their team of editors who will respond to submitted manuscripts within 8 weeks. They are not accepting unsolicited poetry manuscripts.