Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wolsak and Wynn publishes poetry and nonfiction

The Boreal Dragon by Katherine Bitney,
published by Wolsak and Wynn
Wolsak and Wynn Publishers
280 James Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3

Wolsak and Wynne is a literary press run by Noelle Allen that publishes poetry and nonfiction. Here's what they have to say about themselves:

“We are dedicated to publishing clear, passionate Canadian voices in poetry and non-fiction. We believe that poetry has the power to crystallize and express the diverse life of this country in the most concentrated form, while non-fiction unfurls these experiences for the reader.

“Since the company began operations in 1983, we have published 122 titles, including six nominees for, and two winners of, the Governor General’s Award for poetry. Our non-fiction has been nominated for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and has been garnering great reviews.

“The authors we publish display widely divergent styles and approaches to writing. We favour no one style over any other and we publish to no agenda beyond that of presenting the best in Canadian poetry and non-fiction, from fresh new voices to assured familiar ones.”

Archives of the Undressed
by Jeanette Lynes,
published by Wolsak and Wynn
Query with a small sample of your work. Snail mail only. No electronic submissions.
For poetry, include a sample of 15-20 poems, single spaced on one-sided, white bond paper, with no more than one poem per page.
For nonfiction, include a sample chapter and proposed table of contents.
Full submission guidelines here.

Brian Henry will lead a “How to Get Published" workshop with guest speaker Carly Watters of P.S. Literary agency in Georgetown on October 5 (see here).
To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Brian will be leading “How to Build Your Story"workshops in Barrie on Sept 21 (here), in Sudbury on Sept 22 (here), and in Ottawa on November 17 (here). 

Also, Brian will lead a “Secrets of Writing a Page-turner” workshop in Bracebridge (in the heart of Muskoka) on August 10 (see here).
To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

But before you submit, the best way to get your manuscript into shape is with a weekly course. In September, Brian will be leading “Welcome to Creative Writing” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here); “Writing your life & other true stories” on Tuesday evenings in Burlington (here); "Next Step" courses on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here) and "Intensive" courses on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (here) and Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (here). 
To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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