Modjaji Books

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Submissions open on March 1st, 2017

You will need to submit a covering letter that contains a brief bio (especially that which is relevant to you as a writer) and a brief synopsis or description of your manuscript. The covering letter should explain why you think your work is a good fit with Modjaji. 

You will also need to submit the whole manuscript.

We accept the following kinds of manuscripts:

  • Novels
  • Collections of poetry by a single author
  • Collections of short stories by a single author
  • Creative Non-fiction which can include memoir, letters, biography, and other kinds of non-fiction. 
You can write to info@modjajibooks.co.za if you want to check whether or not we might be interested in the kind of manuscript you have written.

We do NOT accept Single poems, single short stories or individual chapters. It is in your best interests to have your manuscript as polished as possible. Do not send in a first draft.

Please note that Modjaji Books only publishes work by women and people who identify as women, and only those who live in southern Africa, or who are originally from southern Africa, or whose work reflects a major relevance to southern Africa.

Please note that we generally do not accept work that has been previously published or self-published.

You should be familiar with our catalogue and have read a couple of Modjaji titles relevant to the category that you are submitting in.