"Whitecap Books is one of Canada’s leading independent book publishers. Our diverse list features full-colour gift books on almost every North American state, province, and major city along with books on food, wine, gardening, health and well-being, regional history, and regional guidebooks.
"We publish books for children and youth under our Walrus Books imprint." Unfortunately, Walrus is not currently accepting submissions.
Whitecap is interested in reviewing unsolicited manuscript submissions in the following categories:
Wine and spirits
Home and garden
North American natural history
Please do not send a completed manuscript. When submitting an idea for a book to Whitecap, please include the following information:
Cover letter: Introduce yourself and include information about your experience including your educational and professional background, and your previous publishing credits. Tell us why your book idea is a good one: Why is a book like this one needed? Who would buy it? How does it differ from competing titles? In what ways is it like similar titles?
Synopsis of the book: For food and wine books, the synopsis should include a table of contents with a list of chapters. For cookbooks, your proposal should also include at least 15 sample recipes. Include information about proposed photographs; do you photograph your own food? If so, include samples (never originals).
If you are interested in having your previously self-published book reviewed, please include a copy of the book.
Submit all materials by mail to:
Rights and Acquisitions
351 Lynn Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7J 2C4
Full submission guidelines here.
Brian Henry will be leading a "How to Get Published" workshop on Saturday, June 9, in Brampton with guest Monica Pacheco of The Anne McDermid 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, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.