Friday, March 22, 2019

Signature Editions publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama

Signature Editions
P.O. Box 206, RPO Corydon
Winnipeg, MB

Signature Editions is a literary press with an eclectic list of quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. Originally named Nuage Editions, the press was formed in Montreal in 1986 as a 16-person publishing collective. But for the past sixteen years, the press has operated as a sole proprietorship run by Karen Haughian and has published six to nine titles a year. In 1997, after eleven years of operation in Montreal, the press moved to Winnipeg and in the year 2000 was renamed Signature Editions.
Signature Editions is a literary press and publish primarily poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction work with literary merit – by Canadian authors. It does not publish children's books, romance novels, or self-help books.
The Cat Vanishes, a mystery novel by
Louise Carson, published by Signature
While they do many first books, almost without exception, their authors have already seen their work in print elsewhere and are not novice writers.
“If your work has never been published before, start sending your poetry, short stories or excerpts to literary magazines, most of which will accept unpublished authors. When you've got some other publications under your belt, we'll look at your manuscript.”
Signature Editions does not accept submissions by fax or e-mail. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama manuscripts should be submitted by mail to:
Signature Editions
P.O. Box 206, RPO Corydon
Winnipeg, MB R3M 3S7
Submit the full manuscript or a sample (5 stories or chapters, 25 poems, or approximately 50 pages). Also include a synopsis of the work, and curriculum vitae specifying previous publications, as well as copies of reviews from previous publications. For drama submissions, please include copies of reviews from professional productions of your play.  Full submission guidelines here.

Literary agent Meg Wheeler
of Westwood Creative Artists
If you’re interested in getting published, soon or somewhere down the road, don’t miss the How to Get Published workshop Saturday, June 8, in Waterloo with literary agent Meg Wheeler (see here). 
For updated listings of How to Get Published workshops see  here (and scroll down). 

And don’t miss these other great workshops coming soon: You Can Write Great Dialogue, Saturday, March 30, in Burlington (see here), Secrets of Writing a Page-turner, Saturday, April 6, in Alliston (see here), and Writing Your Life, with guest speaker Ross Pennie, Saturday, April 13, in Guelph (see here). 
In May, two Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshops are coming up, both with guest speaker Erin O'Connor, senior editor, Scholastic Books. On Saturday, May 5, in Toronto, the workshop will also feature young adult author Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (see here), and on Saturday, May 11, in Brampton the workshop will feature young adult author Tanaz Bhathena (see here).

But the best way to grow as a writer may be with a weekly course. A full range of classes starts in April: 
Burlington: Welcome to Creative Writing,  Thursday afternoons, April 18 – June 20. Details here.
Toronto: Welcome to Creative Writing, Friday afternoons, April 26 – June 28. Details here.
Oakville Central Library: Writing Personal Stories, Thursday evenings, April 18 – June 20. Details here.
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, April 16 – June 25. First readings emailed  April 9. Details here.
Georgetown: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings. First readings emailed April 10. Details here.
Toronto: Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings, April 26 – June 28. First readings emailed April 19.  Details here.
     See details of all 6 courses here.

And later in the spring, come enjoy the most sublime writing experience of all…
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. 

To reserve a spot in any upcoming weekly course, weekend retreat, or Saturday workshop, email Brian at: brianhenry@sympatico.ca
Read reviews of Brian’s courses, retreats, and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule hereincluding 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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