Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tradewind Books seeks picture books, chapter books, children's poetry, and young adult fiction

Tradewind Books
202-1807 Maritime Mews,
Vancouver, BC  V6H 3W7

Tradewind Books is a publisher of books for children and young adults. Tradewind Books accepts unsolicited submissions from both writers and illustrators. "We ask that writers show that they have read at least 3 of our titles before submitting a manuscript." (See current titles here.)

Picture Books:
"We accept submissions from both writers and illustrators. Writers should submit the entire manuscript of their picture book. If you are a professional illustrator submitting a picture book, please include the manuscript, a dummy, and a sample reproduction of the final artwork. Do not send original artwork."

Chapter Books and Young Adult Fiction:
"Please submit the first three chapters, a chapter outline and a plot summary. We do accept chapter book submissions from non-Canadians for books that will be illustrated. We accept YA fiction only from Canadian authors."

"Please send a book-length collection of your own poems."

"We do not publish information books."

"Please submit your manuscript by mail with a cover letter of relevant information, including your own experience with writing and publishing. All submissions must include a self-addressed and stamped envelope. We try to respond within three months. Do not submit more than one manuscript at a time."
Full submission information here.

Brian Henry will lead "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshops in St. Catharines on January 14 (see here) and in London, Ontario, on April 21 (see here).

Also, Brian will be leading a "How to Get Published" workshop  on Saturday, May 12 in Brampton with Monica Pacheco of the Anne McDermid Literary Agency (tentative date; details to come).

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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