Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Oberon Press

Oberon Press
205 – 145 Spruce Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1R 6P1


Oberon Press is an independent Canadian literary publisher founded more than 40 years ago. It is operated and owned by Canadians and publishes only books by Canadian writers. Oberon has always been principally interested in fiction and has been recognized for many years as Canada’s leading publisher of short stories and poetry.

In recent years Oberon has developed a significant number of autobiographical non-fiction titles as well. Oberon has also published biographies, historical studies, literary criticism, art books and children’s books.

“We will not publish a book unless it has literary merit. And we will not turn down a book with literary merit just because we think we will lose money on it.

Oberon has launched the careers of some of Canada’s best-known writers: writers like David Adams Richards, Wayne Johnston, W.P. Kinsella and Rohinton Mistry. Oberon founded two influential anthologies – Best Canadian Stories and Coming Attractions – that continue today to support new and established story writers. In 1971 Oberon created the national restaurant guide Where to Eat in Canada, now in its 41st edition after selling more than 150,000 copies.

“We have no formal guidelines, but Oberon’s principal interests continue to be Canadian fiction, poetry and literary non-fiction. We cannot consider simultaneous submissions, and all manuscripts must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.” Full guidelines here.

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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