Friday, February 24, 2012

Penumbra Press, the Northern Publisher

Facing Life, the first of two memoirs
Nancy Brown published with Penumbra.
For more on her 2nd memoir,
Transcending the Legacy, see here.
Penumbra Press
PO Box 20011
Newcastle, Ontario
Canada, L1B 1M3

Penumbra Press bills itself as the northern publisher. It specializes in Canadian art, architecture, and design; books about the North; First Nations myths and legends; Native, Aboriginal, Metis, and Inuit culture. Penumbra also publishes memoir, history, books for children and young adults, poetry, etc.

However, Penumbra is a small press. In 2009, they had a good year and published ten books; in 2011, though, they only put out two books and one music CD. They suggest you look at the books they publish before submitting and be warned that they may take a long time to get back to you.

For people writing memoir, family history, and so forth, Brian Henry will lead "Writing your life & other true stories," Saturday, March 24, in Barrie. Details here.

Also, Brian will lead "How to Get Published" workshops on Saturday, May 21, in Newmarket with Meghan Macdonald of Transatlantic Literary Agency (see here), Saturday, June 9, in Brampton with Monica Pacheco of The Anne McDermid literary agency (see here), and Saturday, June 16, in Hamilton with Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency (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, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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