Submission GuidelinesSubmissions Policy
We accept unsolicited manuscripts and regularly receive over 1,000 per year, which we process as time permits. We publish predominately Canadian authors.
We accept electronic submissions via Submittable. We no longer accept submissions via email.
We still accept hard copy submissions via mail. Please begin with a letter of enquiry which includes an outline or summary, bio, publication credits (if applicable) and a sample of the work. Manuscripts must be legible. Please send your submission to:
Please write your name and address on the manuscript, not just the envelope and cover letter. Although we will make our best effort to return materials when requested and a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) is included, we do not guarantee it. Manuscripts can and do get lost. All submissions are made at the senderís own risk, even where the press has indicated interest. Do not send original art or photos.Acceptance Procedure
Once your manuscript is received, you will receive an acknowledgement card within two months. If the press is interested in publishing your work, you may be asked to submit an author questionnaire listing previous publications, vital statistics, etc. We may also make suggestions as to how your manuscript can be changed to make it more publishable. You may be also shown a contract for perusal so you may understand the terms under which our authors work. None of these things constitute a commitment to publish the work. That occurs only when a contract is signed by both parties.Contract Terms
We offer full distribution across Canada and into the U.S. and U.K. where appropriate. Foreign language rights and subsidiary rights (film, etc.) are actively marketed. The press prefers to acquire world rights to the work and pays industry standard royalties. Advances are negotiable, based on the commercial potential of the book.
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