Friday, April 22, 2011

Orca Books seeks books for children and young adults

Orca Book Publishers
PO Box 5626, Station B
Victoria, BC V8R 6S4

Orca Book Publishers is Western Canada's premier children's publisher. With over 500 titles in print and more than 60 new titles a year, Orca publishes award-winning, bestselling books in a number of genres. The Orca main warehouse and editorial office are located in Victoria, British Columbia. Orca prides itself on publishing Canadian authors and bringing them to a wider market. The international recognition garnered has shown that Canadian authors can compete on a world stage while writing for, and about, Canadians.

Orca Book Publishers is presently seeking manuscripts in the following genres:
Board Books
Children’s Picture books
Orca Echoes: Early chapter books for ages 7-9
Orca Young Readers: Chapter books for ages 8-11
Juvenile Fiction: Ages 9-13
Orca Currents: For reluctant readers ages 10-14, with a reading level of grade 2.0-4.5
Orca Sports: For reluctant readers ages 10 and up, with a reading level of grade 2.0-4.5
Orca Soundings: For reluctant readers ages 12 and up, with a reading level of grade 2.0-4.5
Teen or Young Adult fiction: Ages 12 and up
Graphic Novels
Rapid Reads

Orca only accepts manuscripts from Canadian writers. Bo seasonal stories (Christmas, Hallowe'en, Easter, etc.), "I Can Read" books or collections of poetry. Submit by mail only. Faxed or emailed submissions will not be read or responded to. Submissions without a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) will not be read, returned or responded to. No editorial comment will be given unless we feel the submission has the potential for publication with Orca. Full submission guidelines, including details of what Orca is looking for in each category here

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

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

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