Nigerian publisher Masobe Books is now accepting submissions from emerging African authors. If you are a fledgling author with a manuscript ready, submit by the deadline of March 31, 2024.

Masobe Books is a leading publisher in Nigeria committed to promoting diverse voices and compelling narratives. This exciting opportunity is aimed at discovering fresh voices in literature from the African continent. Masobe is actively seeking compelling stories that captivate, enlighten, and entertain readers, reflecting diverse perspectives.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Only ONE submission per writer is allowed. Multiple submissions may lead to disqualification.
  • Genres: Although Masobe is open to a wide range of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and more, this year’s focus is on Romance.
  • You will be required to attach a one-page synopsis of the work you are submitting in Microsoft Word. Please include all major plot points in your synopsis, including spoilers, and especially the end.
  • Manuscript Format: Please submit the first three chapters of your manuscripts in standard manuscript format. Include a cover letter with a brief author bio, a detailed synopsis of your work and contact information.
  • Send your manuscript sample in double-spaced, indented paragraph, justified only, Courier New font type with a font size of 12pt preferred.

Submission Process: Go here, click on the link titled SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT, and fill the submissions form.

Selection Process: The editorial team will carefully review all submissions, considering originality, style, and thematic relevance and depth. Selected authors will be notified within 8 to 16 weeks.

Deadline: March 31, 2024

For more information and detailed submission guidelines, go here. Good luck to all applicants!