Parresia Publishers Call For Fiction Submissions

Parresia Publishers Call For Fiction Submissions

Deadline: 4 July 2012 and 4 November 2012

Parresis is interested in fiction of the highest quality by new authors from Africa that capture the contemporary African reality in all its nuance and detail. We have great faith in the very best of the emerging crop of African writers, children of the digital revolution and heirs to socio-political upheavals.

Parrésia provides the robust book production services of the full traditional printing process and bookstore-based distribution across Africa and the most modern forms of book publishing including eBooks and print-on-demand books and resilient e-marketing campaigns. Our independent Literary Agency, recognizing the desire of a greater number of new writers to completely control the production of their book, offers manuscript assessment, book production management and legal representation services to writers desirous of self publishing.

Our genre of interest is Fiction, interpreted broadly. Our authors of interest are authors with something new to say, with a bias for new authors without discrimination. In line with our guiding philosophy, we do not at the moment reprint books already published outside Africa.
CALL FOR SUBMISSION

We have three submission windows per year. These are:

5th of January – 4th March
5th of May – 4th of July
5th of September – 4th of November

Authors are required to submit a one page synopsis plus first three chapters.

SELECTION

Submissions that have potential will be selected
Selected Authors would be contacted indicating interest.
We will then request a full synopsis and inquire about the complete manuscript.
Provisional Offer
Further selection to determine manuscripts of strong interest, provisional offer to selected authors stating:

Sign on fee
Editorial license
Royalty agreement

Territorial rights agreement will be agreed upon. A contract between Parrésia Publishers and the author will be officially signed before the publishing process commences.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For queries: azafi@parresia.com.ng or richard.ali@parresia.com.ng

For submissions: parrésia@parresia.com

Website: http://parresia.com.ng/

 



25 thoughts on “Parresia Publishers Call For Fiction Submissions” by Admin (@ogaoga)

  1. Woooooooooo!

    This is cool isn’t it? Even if peeps can’t meet the July 4 thing…November still dey there.

    I know some folks who are publishing-due here.

    GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. True talk. Lets go there. This is not my genre though.
    @kaycee, @ostar. @bubblina, @seun. You guys are due for publication.

  3. “sign on fee” ???

    Not liking the sound of that.

    When you pay agencies it should be in percentage of profits. When they ask for an up front fee you need to be careful.

    1. @tadethompson I think the sign on fee here is what the publishers are willing and able to pay a selected author rather than the other way around.

      1. @Admin

        Okay.
        They need to change the wording of their flyer then.

        1. @admin, you are very correct. @tadethompson, I don’t think there’s another word they use. It’s the same in every contract of this kind. Just like footballers are paid sign-on fees for penning contracts and weekly wages.

          1. @banky , I said ‘wording’ not ‘word’. The way it is makes it difficult to distinguish between them and agencies who charge fees rather than pay them.

            1. Sunshine (@nicolebassey)

              Tade, agree na! You needed to change your reading not the other way round. :-) . Sign on fees… every writers dream. :-)

        2. Nothing to change, dude. Thats the only way to put it. You want to suggest better term?

          And why is so difficult for people to admit they made a mistake? Damn!

  4. @Lactoo you too go in toll soon!

  5. Uh huh uh huh!

  6. Interesting…

  7. This is yummy.Publishing in naija can only improve.

  8. NAIJASTORIES YOU GUYS ARE GREAT – TRULY THIS IS ACHIEVING ITS GOAL- MORE GREASE TO YOUR GREASY ELBOWS AND I LIKE THAT THING ABOUT SIGN ON FEES. ITS ABOUT TIME PUBLISHING HOUSES PAY AFRICAN WRITERS FOR THEIR WORKS. CHEERS

  9. Another window opens…

  10. The sign on fee could be 2,500 O°˚˚˚!
    Naira!

    1. Kayceee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. IS IT TO BUY GNUTS LOL

  12. adams (@coshincozor)

    oh! time time time!

  13. Nice.
    @kaycee, you’ve got some stiff-weird sense of humor.

  14. Hmmm…Interesting.

  15. Hope they are looking for you?

  16. I like their logo. Artist speaking now.

  17. Hope we still remember this, I see November 4th running towards us.

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