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.

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