Submissions

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Poetry

Frontenac’s mandate is to publish poetry that is exciting, edgy and pushes the boundaries. We welcome and encourage submissions from established authors but we are also hoping to find brand new voices never published before. You don’t need a track record to send your writing to us.

We will be accepting and reading manuscripts between February 1 and April 30, 2014. If we had unlimited resources our preference would be to accept manuscripts all year round, but given our limited time and editorial capacity this is the best way that we can ensure that close attention is given to every script. And we do give every manuscript that comes to us a very careful reading.

Please send full length manuscripts only (no electronic submissions, please), on 8½” x 11” paper.

With your submission, include:

  • A  40 – 50 word description of your book;
  • A short bio. If you have been published in literary magazines, or other books, that is definitely relevant; however, as noted above, this is not a prerequisite for consideration – your manuscript will be the best indicator of the quality of your work.

We will let you know we have received your manuscript shortly after it arrives:

  • For a reply only, please include your e-mail address in your cover letter (our preference is to reply to you by email). Otherwise, please include a stamped self-addressed post card.  We will recycle your manuscript in June 2013, if it is not chosen for publication.
    • For the eventual return of your materials, in addition to your email address please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient Canadian postage.

We prefer submissions by ordinary mail.  We will accept submissions by courier but these tend to cause us extra work (and of course they are more expensive for you).  As long as your submission is postmarked before or on April 30 we will accept it. Please do not send submissions by e-mail (the proliferation of different software programs creates insuperable difficulties for us).

If you wish, you may send your manuscript to other publishers at the same time you send it to us. Just let us know if it is accepted by someone else.

Submissions received outside our reading period will be returned but may be resubmitted for next year’s reading period.

Please allow 3-4 months between the time you submit your manuscript and the time you receive a response from us as to its status in our selection process.

Please send your manuscript to:

Frontenac House Ltd.

1138 Frontenac Avenue SW

Calgary Alberta   T2T 1B6

 

 

Non Fiction and Fiction

Frontenac has been gradually widening its publishing mandate over the past few years to include other areas of interest – chiefly Art Books, Aviation History and some humorous books with political leanings.

We are also accepting non-fiction and fiction manuscripts from February 1 to April 30, 2014. To submit your manuscript to us please send the first two chapters (or thirty pages if the chapters are long). The work should be double spaced (no electronic submissions please), on 8½” x 11” paper. If you wish, you may send your manuscript to other publishers at the same time you send it to us. Just let us know if it gets accepted for publication by someone else.

With your submission, include:

  • A brief cover letter telling us about previous publications or literary accomplishments;
  • An outline and description of your book;
  • And a short bio.

 

We will let you know we have received your manuscript shortly after it arrives:

  • For a reply only, please include your e-mail address in your cover letter (our preference is to reply to you by email). Otherwise, please include a stamped self-addressed post card.  Our preference is to reply by email. We will recycle your manuscript if it is not chosen for publication.
    • For the eventual return of your materials, in addition to your email address please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient Canadian postage.

We prefer submissions by ordinary mail.  We will accept submissions by courier but these tend to cause us extra work (and of course they are more expensive for you).  Please do not send submissions by e-mail (the proliferation of different software programs creates insuperable difficulties for us).

Please allow 3-4 months from the time of submitting your work for a response as to the progress of your manuscript in our selection process.

 

Please send your manuscript to:

Frontenac House

1138 Frontenac Avenue SW

Calgary Alberta   T2T 1B6