Friday, March 29, 2019

Véhicule Press seeks literary novels, novellas, and short story collections

Véhicule Press
P.O.B. 42094 BP Roy 
Montreal, Quebec H2W 2T3

Since 1973 Véhicule Press has published award-winning poetry, fiction, essays, translations, and social history. Simon Dardick and Nancy Marrelli are the publishers and general editors, Vicki Marcok is Office Manager and Maya Assouad is Marketing & Promotions Manager.
Simon Dardick is the nonfiction editor
Carmine Starnino  is the editor of the Signal Editions poetry series. Since 1981, over one hundred titles have been published in the series; a quarter of them by first-time authors.
Montreal novelist Dimitri Nasrallah is the editor of Esplanade Books, Véhicule's fiction imprint.
Currently, Vehicule Press is not accepting poetry manuscripts. But Vehicule’s fiction imprint, Esplanade Books, is looking for literary novels, novellas, short story collections, and translations from Canadian authors.  
Send your submission to the fiction editor, Dimitri Nasrallah at:
Attach the first 25 pages (double-spaced, 12pt font as a doc or pdf) of your manuscript, along with a one-page synopsis and brief author bio.

Literary agents 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 start 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. Detailhere.
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.

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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. 

And in the fall, join us at the ... 
November at the Briars Writing Retreat.
Friday, November 1 – Monday, November 4; four days of creativity in a setting that provides the warmth of a country estate steeped in history while providing all the benefits of an extensive, modern lakeside resort. Details here.

To reserve a spot in any upcoming weekly course, weekend retreat, or Saturday workshop, email Brian at:
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.

Navigation tips: Always check out the Labels underneath a post; they’ll lead you to various distinct collections of postings. 
For a listing of twenty-one American & Canadian publishers accepting unagented manuscripts for children and young adults {and other things} see here.
For a listing of one Canadian and eight British publishers  and book publishers, accepting unagented manuscripts for children and young adults {and other things} see here.
For most recent postings of publishers of Kid Lit {and other sorts of books}, see here {and scroll down}.
For all posting of book publishers, see here {and scroll down}.

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