Manuscript Submissions

As well as being a business that creates a sustainable future for our authors and ourselves, Ilima Publishers has committed itself to being environmentally friendly, implementing the use of electronic submissions, encouraging writers to correspond and submit to us electronically.

However, it is important to note that not all work submitted to us can be accepted and published. Please bear in mind that we receive big numbers of submissions from time to time, and rejection is, unfortunately, a normal part of the process.

Therefore please refer to our Submissions Guidelines page where you will find details of the various genres we specialize in, together with relevant advice on making your submission as impelling and interesting as possible for those reading it.

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Since our establishment, we have always been committed to becoming an accessible and responsive publishing house.

We take pride in our dedication to our authors, both old and new, and the expansion of our reading lists year after year.


We have a dedicated marketing team that are exceptionally experienced, working with major bookshops, schools,

The Department of Basic Education as well as independent outlets, while working with our established media contacts and partners to ensure our books reach the eager-to-read South African public