Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia

PEN Canada

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Canadian Authors Association

How to Submit Your Work

We are always on the lookout for exceptional new writers and great books for our list. While we are unable to offer editorial feedback for the projects we do not select, we do take the time to review every project which arrives at our door. If you would like us to consider your project, please mail a sample (or all) of your manuscript, along with a covering letter and a self-addressed stamped envelope for our reply, to:

Andrew Steeves, publisher
Gaspereau Press, Printers & Publishers
47 Church Avenue, Kentville, NS B4N 2M7

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted electronically will NOT be considered. Email querries regarding submissions generally go unanswered. Manuscripts may be returned if sufficient postage and a self-addresed envelope are supplied at the time of submission. Reply time is typically four to eight months.

What We’re Looking For

The books Gaspereau Press selects are primarily literary titles aimed at a Canadian readership. Authors are advised to familiarize themselves with Gaspereau’s publishing list to determine the suitability of their project, but the following observations may assist in that determination:

Genres which usually interest us:
     ¶  Novels and short-story collections
     ¶  Poetry
     ¶  Literary essays and creative non-fiction
     ¶  History, biographies and memoirs aimed at a national           audience

Genres which usually don’t interest us:
     ¶  Children’s books
     ¶  Cookbooks
     ¶  Coffetable books and books which are primarily pictures
     ¶  Genre fiction (historical fiction, romances, mysteries,           thrillers, sci-fi)
     ¶  Commercial mass-market fiction
     ¶  Self-help books, how-to books and guide books
     ¶  Books with a strictly local audience

Generally speaking, we publish only Canadian authors (although we once made an exception for Henry David Thoreau).

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