Friday, October 12, 2018

Red Deer Press seeks children's lit, Picture Books to Young Adult, plus fiction and nonfiction for adults

Red Deer Press
195 Allstate Parkway
Markham, Ontario
L3R 4T8

Red Deer Press is looking for quality writing for children across the ages, from picture books to young adult fiction and non-fiction. It also publishes books for adults.
Red Deer Press seeks to publish upscale children’s picture books, including illustrated children’s Aboriginal titles, contemporary juvenile and young-adult fiction.
  • For picture books submit entire text. No original art will be accepted.
  • For fiction, submit query letter and three sample chapters, if available.
  • For non-fiction, submit query letter with outline.
  • Multiple submissions are acceptable but will not receive priority.
Submit to: 
Attention Peter Carver, Editor

Red Deer Press also publishes manuscripts for adults. For fiction and nonfiction, please submit queries with samples and/or overviews, and author bio. Email submissions are preferred. Please include SASE with all mail submissions. Multiple submissions are accepted but are not given priority.
Submit to: 
Attention Richard Dionne, Publisher.

Full guidelines here.

Literary agent Stephanie Sinclair
If you’re interested in Kid Lit, Brian Henry will lead a Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshop Saturday, October 13, in Sudbury (see here).
And a Writing Kid Lit weekly course on Thursday evenings, Jan 24 – March 28, in Oakville (see here). 
For updated listings of Writing for Children & for Young adult workshops and for weekly Kid lit classes, see here (and scroll down). 

If you’re interested in getting published, soon or somewhere down the road, don’t miss the upcoming How to Get Published workshop Saturday, Nov 17, in Mississauga with literary agent Stephanie Sinclair (see here). 
For updated listing of How to Get Published workshops see here (and scroll down).

Also coming soon: How to Build Your Story: Plotting novels & Writing short stories, Saturday, Oct 20, in Waterloo (see here), Saturday, Nov 24 in Alliston (see here) and Saturday, Jan 19 in Oakville (see here).

Bestselling author Kelley Armstrong
And don't miss How to Write a Bestseller with New York Times #1 bestselling author  Kelley Armstrong (see here)

Two weekend writing retreats:
November at the Briars Writing Retreat, Friday, Nov 2 – Sunday, Nov 4: two nights and three precious days of writing bliss. Details here.
Algonquin Writing Retreat, Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3, 2019: four days in the luxurious isolation of Arowhon Pines Resort to get down to some real creative growth. Details here.
In both these retreats, you’ll recharge your creative batteries and get some great writing tips – all in the supportive company of your fellow writers.

Winter courses  (Details of all 5 classes here):
Exploring Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Jan 24 – April 5 (no class March 14), in Burlington. Details here.
Writing Kid Lit, Thursday evenings, Jan 24 – March 28 (no class March 14), in Oakville.
Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, Jan 22 – April 2 (no class March 12); first readings emailed Jan 15, in Burlington.
Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings Jan 23 – April 3 (no class March 13); first readings emailed Jan 16, in Burlington.
Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings Jan 25 – April 5 / 12 (10 or 11 weeks, no class March 13); first readings emailed Jan 16, in Toronto.
            Details of all 5 classes here.

Read reviews of Brian’s courses, retreats, and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule here including Saturday writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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