Griots Lounge Publishing (also known as Griots) is the traditional publishing imprint of Yagazie Media Limited, and we do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Calls for submission of manuscripts are announced in August of every year. Griots Lounge will only consider works of fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, biographies and photography.

Djeli is the self-publishing imprint of Yagazie Media Limited. With Djeli, the author bears the cost of the entire publishing of his material. We ensure we take the work through the intense processes of editing, designs, printing and marketing of the book. At extra cost, we go ahead to book reading events and festivals for the author. We assign our editors to these works, to attend intimately to them. At Djeli, we are interested in works of fiction, non-fiction, academic, anthologies, poetry, short stories, plays, biographies and memoirs.

Please find the guidelines below to read all the information for the submission of manuscripts under the Griots Lounge and Djeli imprints.

  1. All submissions MUST be sent by email to submission@griotslounge.com or through the SUBMITTABLE form below. Send manuscripts as Microsoft Word file or PDF. 
  1. For the Griots Lounge traditional imprint, author MUST only submit after call for submission has been announced on the website.
  1. If you find your manuscript eligible for the Griots Lounge imprint, send as follows.
  • Fiction – send the first three chapters of your work, a brief synopsis and a cover letter (also introducing yourself).
  • Non-fiction/Biographies – send between 15 and 20 pages of your work, a brief synopsis and cover letter (also introducing yourself).
  • Short Stories – send three stories from your manuscript, a brief synopsis and a cover letter (also introducing yourself).
  • Poetry – send 10 poems from your collection, a brief synopsis and a cover letter (also introducing yourself).
  1. If you find your manuscript eligible for the Djeli imprint, first send as follows.
  • Fiction – send the first three chapters of your work, a brief synopsis and a cover letter (also introducing yourself).
  • Non-fiction/Plays/Biographies/Memoirs/Academic/Anthologies – send between 15 and 20 pages of your work, a brief synopsis and cover letter (also introducing yourself).
  • Short Stories – send three stories from your manuscript, a brief synopsis and a cover letter (also introducing yourself).
  • Poetry – send 10 poems from your collection, a brief synopsis and a cover letter (also introducing yourself).
  1. Do not send handwritten submissions, as they will not be processed or considered. Do not paste manuscript on the body on the email. Do not send by post.