Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Red Deer Press seeks middle grade and young adult fiction

The End of the World As We Know It,  teen fiction
by Lesley Choyce, published by Red Deer Press
Red Deer Press publishes upscale children’s picture books, including illustrated children’s Aboriginal titles, contemporary juvenile and young-adult fiction and nonfiction. Red Deer also publishes some adult books, including nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy, travel and biographical titles.

"We produce creative and contemporary books by enlisting a balance of established and emerging authors and illustrators guided by a production team of expert editors, designers and production personnel. We enlist publishing talent from across Canada, publish to the national and international markets, and continually strive to creatively promote and market our books.

"Red Deer authors and the house have won well over 300 awards, nominations, and citations for excellence, including Governor General’s Awards, the Mr. Christie Book Award, the Alcuin Design Award, and a large number of regional awards such as the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver, the Sheila A. Egoff, the Anne Brimer, the Wilfrid Eggleston Award, and many other honours.

"Red Deer Press is looking for quality writing for children across the ages, from picture books to young adult fiction and nonfiction.

"Currently we have less interest in picture book manuscripts and are focusing more on middle grade and young adult fiction."

Submissions may be made by email or through regular mail. Please send only one manuscript at a time.
For picture books submit entire text, no query letter. No original art will be accepted. For fiction, submit query letter or three sample chapters.
For nonfiction, submit query letter or sample chapter with outline.
Please allow four to six months for response.

Greener Grass, teen fiction by Caroline Pignat
published by Red Deer Press
Art Guidelines: Send samples along with an illustrator bio and a website address, if available.
Please do not send original art, hand-bound books or other bulky submissions or anything that needs to be returned.

Send submissions to:
Or by mail to:
Peter Carver
Red Deer Press
195 Allstate Parkway
Markham, ON L3R 4T8

Adult Manuscripts
For fiction and non-fiction, please submit queries with samples and/or overviews, and author bio. Email submissions are preferred. Please include SASE with all mail submissions. Multiple submissions are accepted but are not given priority. No original art.  Please allow six months for a response.
All submissions should be sent to:  

Full submission guidelines here. Home page here.

Brian Henry has a "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshop coming up on on August 20 in Oakville. (See here).

Brian is leading "How to Get Published" workshops on August 27 in Woodstock, Ontario, (see here) and on September 24 in Guelph with guest Monica Pacheco of the Anne McDermid literary agency. Monica specializes in representing middle grade and YA authors (see here.)

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, Orangeville, Barrie, Woodstock, London, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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