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Storymoja Call For Submissions Of Revision Books And Invitation To Teachers To Attend Writing Workshop


Invitation for teachers to attend a Writing Workshop to develop Revision booksPlease apply to attend this workshop:  

  1. If you wish to submit to the call for submissions below but do not have ready material
  2. If you have material that you are unsure will fit the guidelines and wish to learn how to adapt and edit it
  3. If you want to learn and practice a template for developing revision books that almost guarantees that we will publish your work.

Workshop Leaders 

The three workshop leaders are published experts in their fields. Their professional profiles will be sent you once you register.


Workshop dates:

Monday 2nd, Tues 3rd, Wed 4th and Friday 6th December, 2013

Time – 10am to 3pm

Cost – Ksh 3,000/ in total, payable on first day of workshop. Or Ksh 1000/ per day.

Tea and lunch will be supplied.

Places – Maximum of 18

To apply and book your place, send an email with a short bio, and a 500 word sample of your writing by 27th November to


Storymoja invites manuscripts from teachers for Revision books for the following subjects /class years

Primary Education Standard 5,6,7 and 8 Secondary Education From 1,2,3,4
Mathematics Mathematics
English English
Kiswahili Kiswahili
Science Science
Social studies Business Studies
Life skills Life skills
CRE Geography
Computer science History
ECDE  Education Biology
Kiswahili activities Home science
Life skills Physics
Teacher manuals Agriculture
Computer science


Please follow these Guidelines to submit your manuscript:

  1. Manuscripts must be based on the KICD Primary and Secondary Education curriculum. They will be used as supplementary readers that assist students understand and practice the learning they get in class and from text books.
  2. Each manuscript should cover only one subject per class/age group, or explore a topic within a subject that usually presents particular problems for students.
  3. Use creative and interesting examples and case studies. We particularly welcome innovative approaches to analyzing the topics within a subject, based on your teaching experience.
  4. Manuscript must be in English for all subjects except Kiswahili.
  5. Manuscript should be about 10,000 to 30,000 words. Send it  by email to
  6. Manuscript must be age-appropriate. Subject, intended class and core target age should be written on the first page below the title.
  7. Format – double spaced, font can be Calibri, Roman Times or Arial. Must include a title, author name, page and date on every page, preferably as a header. Ask a friend to proofread before you send!


Once Storymoja formally accepts a manuscript for publishing, we will edit, title, proof, design, print, promote and distribute the work at our discretion and cost. Attendance at the workshop does not guarantee that we will accept the manuscript for publication. However, it makes it more likely.

As part of the publishing process, we will work closely with the author and expect full cooperation during the editing and promotion of the book.  We want authors to succeed.

After publication, Storymoja expects the author to work closely with the marketing and sales team, and be active in promoting the books at schools, events and in the broadcast and social media.


1.      Authors must sign contracts confirming that their manuscripts are original and unpublished. We will run a plagiarism check on all manuscripts.

2.      No Boundaries Ltd. (Storymoja’s holding company) will offer the author 15% royalty fee on net receipts, for all rights worldwide and in all formats, accounted for twice a year and payable on an annual basis. If the author prefers to get a flat fee payment, Storymoja will pay Ksh 1/ per word calculated as per the final word count that gets printed.

Get writing!



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