Monday, January 3, 2011

Coteau Books, publishers of literary fiction and nonfiction and juvenile novels

Fishtailing a YA Novel by Wendy Phillips,
(Coteau Books), winner of
the 2010 Governor General's award for children't lit
Coteau Books
2517 Victoria Ave.
Regina, SK S4P 0T2

Coteau Books is a literary press: it publishes novels; short fiction collections; poetry; drama and nonfiction. Coteau Books for Kids publishes novels for young readers aged 9 – 12; Coteau Books for Teens publishes novels for ages 13 – 15, and for 15 and up. Sorry, they don't publish kids’ picture books.

Coteau Books accepts unsolicited manuscripts and assesses everything it receives.
Fiction submissions are only accepted by Coteau between January 1 and April 30 of each year.
Children's Literature submissions, including young adult and teen manuscripts, are only accepted by Coteau between May 1 and August 31.
Poetry submissions are only accepted by Coteau between September 1 and December 31.
Nonfiction submissions are accepted at any time.

• Coteau only publishes authors who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of this country
• Coteau does not accept multiple, or simultaneous, submissions. "\We expect to have exclusive access to manuscripts that are submitted to us
• Coteau only accepts submissions on paper, “hard copy.” We don’t accept e-mail submissions, even of queries, or electronic versions of any kind. Please don’t bother sending us a web address where we can go and check out your work. We won’t do it.

• You may send your full manuscript or a sample (3 or 4 stories or chapters; 20–25 poems), accompanied by a self-addressed envelope of appropriate size, stamped with sufficient postage, if you wish it returned should your manuscript be declined. All submissions should include a query letter with brief background of the author and bibliography. Sample submissions should include a table of contents or plot summary of the material not included.

• Please be advised that Coteau evaluates all submissions we receive, and this evaluation process typically takes three to four months from the date of submission." Full submission guidelines 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 and editors from two publishing houses as his guests (details to come).

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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