We are passionate about publishing books which appeal to young readers.
Our writers and illustrators aim to educate, entertain and inspire young African readers across the world.
We give young African writers and creators a platform to share their stories and art with the world.
We guide them from inception all the way to publishing to ensure their craft reaches a wide global audience.
We are currently seeking writers, poets and artists to contribute to the Bright Lights Books Blog. So if you have a story to tell, an image to share or an idea to develop, we can't wait to hear from you.
Contact the publishing team below.
By encouraging children of African heritage to find expression through writing, we hope to increase representation and diversity in children's literature.
This is why we have inaugurated the Annual Bright Lights Young Writers Award. Our aim is to encourage children of African heritage across the world to take an early interest in writing and to help nurture this interest.
The 2021 Bright Lights Young Writers Competition is now open for submissions. The closing date for entries is midnight (CAT) 30th April 2021. Please read the information below carefully before submitting.
- 4 to 7yr olds
- 7 to 10yr olds
- 10 to 13yr olds
1st Prize: $200 and $50 worth of book vouchers
2nd Prize: $100 and $50 worth of book vouchers
3rd Prize: $50 and $50 worth of book vouchers