Issue Two Hundred Twenty Three

Douglas & McIntyre: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

Douglas & McIntyre is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent publishers, with books that have won many national and international awards, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. They filed for bankruptcy a number of years ago. Harbour Publishing purchased Douglas & McIntyre at that point. They specialize in publishing respected non-fiction and…

Fixional: Now Seeking Submissions of Short Stories

Updated: They are now charging fees to submit. We would no longer recommend submitting to them. Fixional is a new online literary platform dedicated to publishing short fiction and supporting authors by compensating them for their work. While authors can submit to Fixional for free, readers pay to access the Fixional library. Then, authors are…

3 Steps to Take After Sending Your Book Query to Agents Or Publishers

Congratulations, you’ve reached that ever-so-exciting spot in the writing process where you have a draft that has been polished enough to seek out an agent or a publisher and you’re now in the querying trenches. From the anxious moment you hit send on your first query letter to the first form rejection letter, querying time…