‘Our Stories Redefined’ is Mystery Publishers’ annual anthology – poetry, flash fiction, or short stories – celebrating milestones in redefining African stories.; focusing on telling different stories of hope, realism, and the future.
To celebrate milestones in our mission to redefine African stories, we launched the annual ‘Our Stories Redefined’ anthology. We received positive feedback from the 2021 participants, the final list available Here. We are in the third stage, which is editing the submitted poems while at the same time preparing for the publication of the anthology later in the year.
Thus, we have come up with the cover concepts for the anthology. Vote for your most appealing cover to help us choose the best cover.
We are delighted to announce the finalists for the Mystery Publishers’ 5th Anniversary ‘Our Stories
Redefined’ poetry edition, 2021.
The Mystery Publishers annual ‘Our Stories Redefined’ anthology does not only provide an opportunity for new authors to be published, but it also celebrates new African writing.
“ ‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,’ said Jojen. ‘The man who never reads lives only one’ ” wrote George R R Martin in the A Dance with Dragons, Book #5 of his A Song of Ice and Fire series, famously the almost cultic Game of Thrones TV series.
Readers in Nairobi were treated to a fun and fair book fest on 25 and 26 June, 2021 at the Alliance Française de Nairobi by independently published authors. As the writer Garrison Keillor says, “A book is a gift you can open again and again”, the NYrobi Book Fest did gift readers.
The main purpose of a book fair is not to sell books but it offers a rare opportunity to analyse the kind of readers who visit, which books are being published, what advances have been made in the publishing industry, and get to know what readers are reading. However, books were sold, and authors got new readers.
We would like to be working with professional marketers and publicists to market author works to assist the author in the marketing, sales, and promotion of their work.
We are honoured and privileged to participate in the NYRobi Book Fest. Come join us at our stand for more about our services, interact with our authors, book signing, children’s /young adults’ storytelling sessions, book café, spoken word, music concerts, and much more.
Reminder: Deadline 15 June 2021 for Call for Submissions Mystery Publishers Annual ‘Our Stories Redefined’ Anthology – Poetry Edition
The deadline for Call for Submissions Mystery Publishers Annual ‘Our Stories Redefined’ Anthology – Poetry Edition is 15 June 2021. Submit your poem today.
The anthology will be published by Mystery Books, an imprint of Mystery Publishers, and distributed by the African Books Collective, UK. The book will also be available in Kenyan bookstores. (Kenyatta University Bookshop, Nairobi; Nuria Bookstore, Nairobi; Ereto Bookshop, Nakuru; and AfriReads Bookshop, Eldoret.)
Our success and achievement so far is because of our dedication to professionalism and passion for quality. It is because of the efforts of our dedicated team of editors, designers, and the management.
Well, writing may sound difficult for you, but it shouldn’t, especially focused, objective, and visible high quality writing. That’s what this book is all about – honing your strategic writing skills. Whoever you are writing for, should get want you want to communicate right from the onset, from the first paragraph, even first sentence. In a world where everyone is busy, you don’t want your reader to ignore your text because you did not communicate what you wanted well. And they shouldn’t read through tones of text to get your message.