Please follow the manuscript submission guidelines detailed below in order to expedite the publishing process as much as possible:
How to submit:
Submissions can be sent via post to the following addresses:
Aimee Carelse, Office C4, the District, 41 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, 7925
Postal: P.O. Box 43265 Woodstock 7915. 021 469 8900
If sent by post, please send a copy of the original work. If the manuscript needs be returned, please send a self-addressed envelope (SASE). If no SASE is provided, the manuscript will be recycled.
NO HAND DELIVERED MANUSCRIPTS. Please note that we do not arrange meetings with authors before receiving the relevant information and chapters listed below and until the first stage of the review process has taken place.
What to submit:
The Jonathan Ball list specialises in South African non-fiction, in particular biography, history and politics. We do not publish children’s books, poetry, plays or short story collections. We do publish fiction, but on an extremely limited scale.
Sunbird Publishers publishes books pertaining to South Africa in the following areas: travel and outdoors; maps and atlases; natural history; illustrated; food; lifestyle; adventure; culture; and wildlife. We do not, however, publish in the following genres: coffee-table photo portfolios; poetry; short stories; general/science fiction; fantasy; scripts; and religion.
Ons aanvaar ook voorleggings in Afrikaans.
Please provide as much of the following information as available:
Due to the high volume of manuscripts we receive, please note we will take approximately 2-3 months to respond to your proposal.
Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines will be discarded.