Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Still more Alberta book publishers – looking for graphic books, great outdoors lit, creative nonfiction and poetry

Renegade Arts Entertainment

25 Prospect Heights
Canmore, Alberta

Renegade produces comic books, audio books, movies, animation and novels. We also develop merchandise and games. This is a micro-publisher that puts out two to five books a year. They’re looking for graphic novels, cartoons, and occasionally illustrated children’s books. 

Submit through their online submissions page here.

Rocky Mountain Books

Since its inception in 1979 at the hands of renowned mountaineers Tony and Gillean Daffern, Rocky Mountain Books {RMB} has has been publishing books focused on mountain culture, outdoor adventure and "writing of place," including volumes on hiking, climbing, skiing and outdoor recreation; history, art, memoir, biography and travel; and environmental writing. 

RMB publishes about 20 to 30 books each year.

“At RMB we ‘Think Outside.’” Rocky Mountain Books only accepts submissions relating to the following:

·                     Mountaineering & Alpinism
·                     Exploration & Discovery
·                     Adventure Travel & Eco-Tourism
·                     Eco-Politics & the Environment
·                     Aboriginal History & Issues
·                     Natural History
·                     Art & Photography
·                     Guidebooks (hiking, climbing, scrambling, winter sports)
·                     Children's Picture Books (in areas relating to the above topics)

RMB does not accept fiction, poetry, drama, self-help, family histories, self-publishing endeavours or corporate histories.

Rocky Mountain Books is a member of The Heritage Group, an affiliation of five separate entities. In addition to our company, it includes our distribution partner, Heritage Group Distribution, and publishing houses TouchWood EditionsBrindle & Glass and Heritage House Publishing. By sharing select resources, The Heritage Group is better able to generate publicity, expand promotional activities and serve retail customers and readers alike.

Full manuscript guideline here and submission guidelines here.

University of Alberta Press

1-16 Rutherford Library South
11204 89 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta

University of Alberta Press publishes both scholarly works and creative nonfiction and poetry for a general audience. It is important for them to know if authors are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants because their literary publishing program is supported by grants from federal and provincial funding agencies. They do not publish novels.

University of Alberta Press accepts creative nonfiction manuscripts throughout the year, including books of travel and adventure literature for their Wayfarer series. 

Submit a creative nonfiction manuscript through Submittable here.

University of Alberta Press accepts poetry manuscripts between September 1 and 30 each year. At the end of the submission period, the Press, working with members of our external jury for poetry, will select up to three manuscripts per year for publication. 

Poetry manuscripts are accepted during the submission window via Submittable here

Full submission guidelines here.

Note: This is Post #3 of Independent Alberta Publishers. See post #1 here and post #2 here

Brian Henry’s schedule continues to take shape...

One-day Workshops:

Online: Writing for Children and for Young Adults, workshop, with guests Patricia Ocampo, senior editor, Kids Can Press, and young adult author Tanaz Bhathena, Saturday, January 15, 2022. Details here.

Online: How to Make Yourself Write ~ A Creativity Workout, Sunday, Jan 23, 2022. Details here.

Weekly Classes (see details of all winter classes here):

New – Online: Writing Personal Stories, Monday evenings, 7 – 9 p.m., January 17 – March 28, 2022 {no class Feb 21 or March 7}. Details here.

Online: Exploring Creative Writing ~Discover your creative side, Tuesday afternoons, 1 – 3 p.m., January 25 – March 29 {no class March 8}. Details here.

Writing Retreats:

The Briars – Trails outdoors and cozy indoors

Jackson's Point on Lake Simcoe: Writing Retreat at The Briars Resort and Spa. Get away to this modern lakeside resort built around a historic country estate.  Friday, March 4 – Monday, March 7, 2022. Details here.

Algonquin Park: Writing Retreat at Arowhon Pines Resort, Friday, June 3 – Monday, June 6. Details here.

 Navigation tips: Always check out the Labels underneath a post; they’ll lead you to various distinct collections of postings. For more children’s and young adult publishers, see here {and scroll down}. For book publishers in general, see here {and scroll down}.

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