Cassava Republic Press is a Nigerian-based publisher 'obsessed with changing the way the world thinks about African fiction'. The publish high quality, affordable fiction, non-fiction and children’s books that inspire young readers to develop a love of books from an early age. Non-fiction focuses on socio-cultural and historical events.
They also organise writing workshops and school writers-in-residence programmes under their RAW (Reading And Writing) Initiative. Cassava Republic Press was listed as one of the top ten brands to look out for in 2009 by the design bible Monocle Magazine.
And the good news! They are accepting submissions. But there's a little catch. They accept submission only two times a year: January and August. Submissions received outside of these months will not be considered. So you have twenty-six days to polish your manuscripts and submit...or wait four months!
They accept submissions by email only. Any hard copy submissions will not be considered.
What to submit:
For fiction, send a 500-word synopsis with three sample chapters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For non-fiction, include a cover letter in your email indicating the subject and your qualifications.
Sample chapters must sent as a word attachment saved in the following way: date of submission(dd.mm.yy).surname.firstname.book title. [E.g: 02.09.09.Yinka.Allen.To PlayWithFire.doc]. Your name should appear only on the title page, and nowhere else in the manuscript.
The subject of the email should be: Cassava Submission: [Author’s name], [book title].
[E.g.: Cassava Submission: Yinka Ishmail, The Quiet Sisters]
All submissions are logged and read chronologically.
Don't say I didn't tell you!