Submission Guidelines


***Open to submissions.***

Open only to African folktales with a maximum word count of 400. We are especially interested in folktales that are silly and full of humor.  

Submit your story with a brief biography of yourself, and contact information. Please allow 2 months for us to review your submission. If we are interested in your story, you can expect to hear from us within that time. All submissions should go to Remember to include the title of your story in the subject line.

Good luck.

Global Kidz House is a book publishing company specializing in children’s books that celebrate the diversity of Africa and the African diaspora. Stories of Africa and Africans are often told from a place of lack. Yet there are also stories about love and friendship; stories about innovative, creative and ambitious people. Stories that are funny, dramatic, radical and inspiring. 

It is our mission to introduce you to all these fantastic worlds, here at Global Kidz House.


Christine Mapondera is the author of Makanaka’s World, a picture book series designed to teach young children about our world cultures, geography, and language in a fun and engaging way. Christine was born in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, and now resides in Chicago with her two children.

Her writing was initially inspired by her daughter, as she wrote stories for her in Shona, her native language. Today Christine writes stories that directly address the need for diverse books. She is driven to create books for children that elevate and celebrate the diversity of Africa and the African diaspora.