Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Dundurn Press seeks literary fiction and nonfiction, including memoir

Ready to Come About by Sue Williams
published by Dundurn Press

Dundurn Press

1382 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario


Dundurn Press was founded in 1972 by Kirk Howard, who named the company after Hamilton’s historic Dundurn Castle, located near where he’d grown up. Now Dundurn Press has more with more than 2,500 books in print and more than 1,800 ebooks available. It publishes books across numerous genres, from literary and genre fiction to lifestyle, memoir and biography, history and public policy, and middle-grade and teen fiction.

Dundurn is currently accepting literary fiction and literary nonfiction such as memoirs.

What the Dog Knows by Sylvia McNicoll
published by Dundurn Press

Dundurn is also seeking nonfiction in the areas of:

·         History, especially Canadian and social history

·         Biography

·         Public policy

·         Politics

·         Business and economics

·         True crime

·         Self-help and Well Being

·         Supernatural

·         Canadiana and local interest

·         Travel

·         Sport

·         Music and Culture

·         City building and architecture

·         Social science

·         Popular science

Query Dundurn at: submissions@dundurn.com

In the subject line, provide the title and genre of your project

For fiction, attach your full manuscript, a synopsis of one to three pages, a literary CV that lists previous publications (if any), and the word count

For nonfiction, attach your full manuscript or proposal, a one to two page description of your book and why it is timely, a literary CV, a table of contents and a chapter by chaper outline – or for memoir and other literary nonfiction a one to three page synopsis may be appropriate – an estimated word count of the completed manuscript, the status of the manuscript and when you expect to complete it. of one to three pages, a literary CV that lists previous publications (if any), and the word count

Full submission guidelines here.

Captain Monty by Jennifer Mook-Sang, who will be
one of the guest speakers for the Kid Lit course this fall 

Brian Henry's schedule continues to take shape….

Weekly classes {Details of all fall classes here}: 

In-person: Enjoying Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, 7 – 9 p.m., Sept 29 – Nov 24, in Burlington. Details here.

Online: Enjoying Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:30, Oct 11 – Dec 6, 2022 {Or to Dec 13 if the course fills up.} Details here.

Writing Kid Lit with guest speakers Lana Button and Kira Vermond, Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Oct 12 – Dec 7, 2022 {Or to Dec 14 if the course fills up}. Details here.

Online: Writing Personal Stories, with guest speaker Jennifer M. Smith. Monday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:30, Oct 24 – Dec 5, 2022 {Or to Dec 12 if the course fills up.) Details here

Online: Intensive Creative Writing, offered Tuesday evenings, Sept 20 – Dec 13, Wednesday afternoons, Sept 14 – Dec 14, and Friday mornings, Sept 23 – Dec 16, 2022. Details of all fall classes here. But waiting list only for these classes.

In-person: Extreme Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, Sept 29 – Dec 1, in Burlington. Details here.

Writing Retreats:

Join us for some fine dining at Sherwood Inn

Lake Simcoe Writing Retreat at The Briars, Friday, Sept 16 – Monday Sept 19, 2022. Enjoy a weekend of writing at an elegant southern Ontario resort. Details here. – Waiting list only.

October in Muskoka Writing Retreat at Sherwood Inn, Friday, Oct 14 – Monday Oct 17, 2022. Details here. – Waiting list only for this one, but…

New: March in Muskoka Writing Retreat at Sherwood Inn, Friday, March 24 – Monday, March 27, 2023. Details to come. To reserve a spot or for more details about any course, workshop or retreat, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca


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