Friday, January 21, 2011

Fitzhenry & Whiteside children's books and nonfiction books for adults

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Children’s Publishing Division is currently seeking manuscripts for the following:
Primary picture book text (approx. 500 to 800 words) for children ages 3 to 5,
Middle Grade fiction text (approx. 25,000 to 35,000 words) for children ages 8 to 12,
Young Adult fiction text (approx. 40,000 to 50,000 words) for children 12 and up,
Non-fiction texts for juvenile picture books 5 and up - school curriculum related,
Non-fiction texts for older readers 8 and up - school curriculum related, and
Non-Fiction manuscripts for Young Adult Readers 12 and up.

We are no longer accepting manuscripts for board books, narrative poetry, seasonal stories or books designed to be a series. Nor are we interested in manuscripts written to convey a lesson or a moral.

Submit your manuscript to:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Children’s Books
195 Allstate Parkway
Markham, ON L3R 4T8

Adult nonfiction & poetry
Please submit all queries and manuscript proposals by mail; because of the volume and time frames to process submissions material submitted will not be returned.

Manuscript proposals should contain an overview of the work, with a list of contents, and representative samples (preferably part of one chapter). Also, a current cv. Please do not send complete manuscripts. Altogether, please submit no more than ten pages of work.

Proposals regarding photographic or illustrative works should be initiated through query only.

Please remember that the adult trade department considers only non-fiction and poetry. We do not consider fiction. Queries and proposals can be sent to:

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Adult Books
Attention: Sharon Fitzhenry
195 Allstate Parkway
Markham, ON  L3R 4T8

Full submission guidelines here. Home page here.

Brian Henry has a "How to Get Published" workshop coming up in Burlington on February 19 with agent Alisha Sevigny of the Rights Factory (see here), and Brian will host a "From the Horse's Mouth" seminar on May 7 at Ryerson University with literary agent Marilyn Biderman, Insomniac Press publisher Mike O'Connor, and an editor from anther publishing house to be announced.

Brian also he has a few "Writing for Children and Young Adults" workshops coming up: on January 29 in Kitchener (see here), on February 26 in Barrie (see here), on March 5 in Toronto (see here), on April 9 in Peterborough (see here), and on April 10 in Kingston (see here).

For information about all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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