Thursday, May 9, 2019

Monica Kidd Joins Pedlar Press as acquisitions editor, now accepting submissions

Faunics by Jack Davis, published by Pedlar Press

Pedlar Press
113 Bond Street
St. John’s NL

Pedlar Press publishes innovative, contemporary Canadian fiction & poetry, the occasional literary nonfiction title, works that preserve and extend the literary tradition that values experimentation in style & form.
Pedlar typically published seven books of literary fiction, nonfiction, translation, or poetry per year, including at least two debut authors. 
"Our house vision is this: to acquire works of exceptional literary quality that break silences regarding widespread failures of social and political systems and to make books with serious intellectual and emotional content." 
Monica Kidd
Writers include Sara Tilley, Joanna Page, Maureen Hynes, Soraya Peerbaye, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Martha Baillie, Kate Cayley, Emily McGiffin, Jan Zwicky, Stan Dragland, Aaron Peck, Anne Golden, Anne Fleming, Ronna Bloom, Barry Dempster, Aga Maksimowska, and Maureen Scott Harris.
Beth Follett has been the publisher and one-woman show behind Pedlar Press for 23 years but last year she was joined by Monica Kidd who has taken on the roles of Acquisitions Editor and Production Manager.
Beth and Monica are also authors themselves. Read an interview with Beth here. Visit Monica’s website here.
Query Monica at monica.kidd@me.com

Don't miss Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshop with guest speakers Erin O'Connor, senior editor, Scholastic Books, and young adult author Tanaz Bhathena, Saturday, May 11, in Brampton (see here).

Meg Wheeler
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:  Plotting Novels and Writing Short Stories, Saturday, May 25, in Niagara on the Lake (see here), How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, June 22, in Oakville, (see  here), and Finding Your Voice, Saturday, July 13, in London (see here).    

But the best way to grow as a writer may be with a weekly course. Here’s what’s coming this summer:
Oakville Woodside Library: Exploring Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, July 2 – Aug 13. See here.
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons, July 3 – Aug 21, 1st readings emailed June 26. See here.
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings July 3 – Aug 21.  1st readings emailed June 26. See here.

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: brianhenry@sympatico.ca
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, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, 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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