Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dancing Cat Books seeks young adult and middle grade fiction

Home Truths by Jill MacLean, a YA book
published by Dancing Cat Books
&  nominated for the Red Maple Award
Dancing Cat Books is a new imprint of Cormorant Books. Dancing Cat publishes literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the young adult and middle-grades, as well as picture books.

"The goal of Dancing Cat Books is to develop and nurture lifelong readers. We aim to begin children’s engagement with the power of the written word by publishing books that reflect their worlds and respect their points of view. Our books will endure because of character-driven story lines, evocative language, complex themes, and quality artwork.

"Dancing Cat Books is currently accepting submissions for young adult and middle grade fiction. We are not currently accepting children's picture book submissions."

Send a complete manuscript by mail. Include an author CV, for chapter books, a brief synopsis of the work (no more than 200 words), and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of manuscript.

For Artists:
"We are looking for art portfolios (3 to 6 colour or black and white digital proofs) from artists who include a full biography and website address or online portfolio, if available."

Submissions should be sent to:
Barry Jowett
Dancing Cat Books
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 230
Toronto, ON  M5T 2C7

Full submission guidelines 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).

Brian will also lead a "How to Get Published" workshop on Saturday, June 9, in Brampton with guest Monica Pacheco of The Anne McDermid literary agency (see here).

See Brian Henry's 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, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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