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Bakwa Books is interested in a wide range of book proposals, but mostly fiction and creative non-fiction. We are looking for literary and commercial fiction, and non-fiction, especially memoir, autobiography, biography, cookery and travel writing.

We do not accept unsolicited poetry and drama at the moment.

If you would like to submit your work to Bakwa Books, please include the following:

• For fiction submissions, send an informative cover letter, a brief synopsis and the first thirty pages. Please include the cover letter in the body of the email and attach the sample pages as well as the brief synopsis.

• For non-fiction submissions, send an informative cover letter, a full outline, and the first thirty pages of the manuscript. Please include the cover letter in the body of the email and attach the sample pages as well as the full outline.

Please allow 4-8 weeks for a response before sending a reminder. We acknowledge receipt of all submissions.

If you would like to submit your work, please follow the guidelines above and email info@bakwa.org


We also consider queries for children’s books (picture books), for Kuumba Books, our new imprint. To pitch a children’s book (picture book), please send:

A query letter in the body of the email, the entire manuscript, and a proposal as attachments to info@bakwa.org