Friday, December 13, 2013

illusio and baqer wants Young Adult, New Adult, and some Middle-Grade books

illusio & baqer is a brand spanking new Young Adult imprint of the Zhamae Publishing Press, based in Spokane, Washington, and it's looking for authors.

illusio primarily publishes Young Adult, New Adult, and some Middle-Grade books. illusio accepts both new and experienced authors and prides itself coaching its authors through in-depth critiques and providing personal attention.

Query illusio & baqer at:
Include a one-page synopsis and the first 1 – 3 chapters of your manuscript (up to the first 45 pages). The subject line should read; Last name, First name – TITLE. Read the full submission guidelines here.

The Zhamae Publishing Press is a small press dedicated to producing genre works with a particular focus on fiction. Zharmae “was created with the notion that a publishing firm can and should be hip, youthful, and accessible, as well as focused on author development with regards to both the art and science of writing.


Query Danielle Romero at

Specify the genre in the body of your email. Everything except Westerns accepted. The subject line should read; Last name, First name – TITLE. Include a one-page synopsis and the first 25 – 45 pages of your manuscript (the first 3 – 5 chapters). They will contact you if they want to read the manuscript. Full submission guidelines here.

Martha Magor Webb of  the
Anne McDermid literary agency
Brian Henry will lead a “How to Get Published"workshop with guest speaker, Martha Magor Webb of the Anne McDermid literary agency in Oakville on Feb 22 (see here). He’ll also lead “How to Get Published" workshops in Thessalon in Algoma on March 23 (see here) and in London on April 19 (here).

Brian will lead a “Writing for Children & for Young Adults” workshop in Caledon at the Bolton Library on Jan 18 (see here).

Brian also has a number of weekly courses coming up in January. You can scroll through the details for all of them here

He'll lead a “Writing your life & other true stories” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and a “Welcome to Creative Writing” course on Tuesday evenings in Burlington (here).

Brian will lead Next Step courses on Tuesday mornings in Burlington (see here), Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here); and he'll lead “Intensive” courses for more experienced writers on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (here) and Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (see here).

To register or for more details of any course or workshop, email

See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Algoma, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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