Friday, January 12, 2018

Quattro Books publishes novellas and books of poetry

Fugue in Green, a novella by Brenda Clews,
published by Quattro Books
Quattro Books
12 Concord Ave
2nd floor
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2P1

Quattro Books publishes novellas (20,000 – 40,000 words) of literary fiction, and poetry. They accept unsolicited manuscripts only from Canadian citizens living in Canada. Quattro does not publish genre fiction, (sci-fi, historical, romance).

Submission periods:
For fiction, Quattro considers manuscripts January 1 to May 31, 2018 for possible publication in 2019.
For poetry, Quattro considers unsolicited manuscripts January 1 to March 31, 2018 for possible publication in 2019 or 2020.

2019 Ken Klonsky Novella Prize Contest
Each year, Quattro runs the Ken Klonsky Novella Contest. Submissions opens on June 1 and close July 31. Quattro Books will publish the best novella as part of their following year’s publishing list. The contest is open to Canadian writers who reside in Canada. You do not have to have any publication history. The novella manuscript should be completed, and not less than 20,000 words or more than 40,000 words. There is a $15 reader’s fee for entering.
See full submission guidelines and contest details here.

Best New Poets in Canada free Contest
Vice Versa, a book of poetry by
Renée von Paschen & Robert Paquin,
published by Quattro Books
If you have a chapbook-to-manuscript-length collection of 48–60 pages of poetry, submit five poems from your manuscript, to a maximum of ten pages for the chance to be part of Quattro’s newest national poetry anthology series! Deadline: January 31, 2018.
Ten finalists will be shortlisted and invited to submit their full manuscripts. Three winners will be selected and published in the premier edition of Quattro’s annual Best New Canadian Poets anthology series launching in the Fall of 2018!
Only poets who have yet to publish a full book of poetry are eligible. Previous publication of single poems in journals, magazines, anthologies or online is acceptable. No fee required
Mail submissions to:
Quattro Books
Best New Poet in Canada Contest
180 Pickering Street
Toronto, ON  M4E 3J8
Full submission guidelines here.

Note: For a posting that lists 18 places to send your novella or novelette (some may be out of date), see here.

See Brian Henry’s schedule here,  including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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