|Word Nerd, a brilliant mid-grade novel by |
Susin Nielsen, published by Tundra Books
75 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P9
Tundra Books has been dedicated to helping people tell their own stories, to introducing gallery artists to young children, to creating a balance between information and beauty in non-fiction books, and to keeping in print the books children love, so they can share them years later with their own children.
In 1967 May Cutler, a Montreal-based writer and editor, founded the company. She wanted to do what few publishing houses in Canada were doing at the time - focus on creating books for children. After 28 years, Tundra Books was sold to McClelland & Stewart and the offices moved to Toronto.
Tundra's newest venture was the re-introduction of a storybook format, which had been popular before World War II, to combine the beauty of picture books with more complex and longer stories.
|Karen Li, Tara Walker & Yvette Ghione, |
the editorial triumvirate at Kids Can Press
At the present time Tundra is accepting very few manuscripts and none in the picture book genre. If, however, you have something that you feel is exceptional, you may send it by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope for its return.
In your covering letter you should include your writing background and relevant credentials (published books, honors and awards). Please note that if postage is not provided there will be no response. Due to the large volume of submissions, the response time is long. We appreciate your patience.
Full submission guidelines here.
Brian Henry will lead a "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshop in St. Catharines on January 14, 2012 (see here).
Brian will be leading "How to Get Published" workshops on Saturday, October 22, in Elliot Lake (see here), on Sunday, Oct 23, in Sudbury (see here) and on December 3 in Oakville with guest Ali McDonald of The Rights Factory literary agency (see here).
See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.