Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Inanna Publications seeks fiction, poetry and nonfiction by and about women

Inanna Publications and Education Inc. 
210 Founders College 
York University 
4700 Keele Street 
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Inanna is a feminist press, committed to publishing fiction, poetry, and both creative and discursive nonfiction by and about women. Inanna was founded in 1978 with the goal of making current writing and research on a wide variety of feminist topics accessible to the largest possible community of women. As usual with feminist presses, Inanna excludes men.

Inanna publishes both books and a literary journal, Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme. Canadian Woman Studies is intended as a forum in which women in Canada and around the world can exchange ideas, personal experiences, expertise and creativity.

Inanna welcomes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and essays on ideas, society, politics, culture and the arts that speak to the diverse lives of women around the world. “We do not restrict our always-expanding sense of what makes a contribution ‘feminist’ and we strive for a presentation of different perspectives.”

Inanna publishes only authors who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

For fiction and poetry, please send us a cover letter telling us in detail what your book is about and why you think your submission is a good fit for Inanna. Please include a biographical note that details in particular any publishing experience you may have. We only read completed manuscripts. Please send hard copy of the complete manuscript to our office as well as an electronic version to

For nonfiction, see Inanna’s full submission guidelines here.

Brian Henry will lead a “How to Get Published” workshop with guest speaker Carly Watters of P.S. Literary agency in Georgetown on October 5 (see here).
To register, email

Brian will also be leading “How to Build Your Story"workshops in Kingston on July 20 (here), in Peterborough on July 21 (here), in Woodstock on July 27 (here), in Barrie on Sept 21 (here), and in Sudbury on Sept 22 (here). 

Also, Brian will lead a “Secrets of Writing a Page-turner” workshop in Bracebridge (in the heart of Muskoka) on August 10 (see here).
To register, email

But before you submit, the best way to get your manuscript into shape is with a weekly course. In September, Brian will be leading“Welcome to Creative Writing” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here); “Writing your life & other true stories” on Tuesday evenings in Burlington (here); "Next Step" courses on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here) and "Intensive" courses on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (here) and Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (here). 
To register, email

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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