Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thistledown Press seeks short story collections and teen fiction

Thistledown Press
Allan Forrie: Publisher
118 - 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK S7M 0W6

Thistledown Press started in 1975 as a publishing house for prairie writers, particularly poets, but has since expanded to become a broader general Canadian publisher of novels, short story collections and poetry and juvenile literature.

Thistledown's Current Publishing Interests:
Teen audience fiction
Juvenile audience fiction by writers who have previous book publications
Collections of short fiction by emerging writers who have publishing credits in journals and magazines
Novels by writers who have previous book publications and poetry collections by writers who have previous book publications

Do not send a complete manuscript.  All queries and follow-ups must be by post. Please do not phone or email.
All submissions must contain a writing sample  and an outline of the proposed publication. It is important that you let us know your perceived audience and your plans for assisting in the marketing of your work.
Novel samples should include a first chapter or significant representative sampling that highlights form and style
Short fiction samples should include two stories that demonstrate the collection’s audience target and subject range

Full guidelines here.
Brian Henry will lead a "How to Get Published" workshop on Saturday, December 3 in Oakville with guest Ali McDonald of The Rights Factory literary agency (see here).

Also, Brian will lead a "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshop in St. Catharines on January 14, 2012 (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, OrangevilleGravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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