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How to Submit Your Work

At Gaspereau Press, we are always on the lookout for exceptional writers and great books. While we are unable to offer editorial feedback for the projects we decline, we do take the time to review every manuscript which arrives in the mail and to send a reply. If you would like us to consider your project, please send us a paper copy (or a sample) of your manuscript by mail, along with a covering letter and a self-addressed stamped envelope for our reply, to:

Andrew Steeves, publisher
Gaspereau Press, Printers & Publishers
47 Church Avenue, Kentville, NS B4N 2M7

About Submitting a Manuscript

We delete all electronic submissions unread. Paper submissions only please! We prefer unbound 8.5 by 11 inch sheets printed one side in a legible typeface.

We sign-up writers as much as we sign-up manuscripts: Make sure you tell us about yourself in your covering letter, including your relevant work and life experience and your publication history.

We typically reply to submissions within four to eight months of receiving them.

We reply by letter only, not by email. You must send a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want a reply, or sufficient return postage if you wish the manuscript returned.

Any materials you send, you send at your own risk. While we do our best, Gaspereau Press accepts no responsibility for the safe return of submitted materials.

The books Gaspereau Press selects are primarily literary titles aimed at a Canadian readership. Authors are advised to glance through our on-line catalogue and familiarize themselves with Gaspereau’s publishing list to determine the suitability of their project.

Projects which usually interest us: Novels and short-story collections; Poetry; Literary essays and creative non-fiction; History, biographies and memoirs with a literary sensibility, aimed at a national audience.

Projects which don’t interest us: Children’s books; Cookbooks; Coffee table books and books which are primarily pictures; Genre fiction (historical fiction, romances, mysteries, thrillers, sci-fi); Commercial mass-market fiction; Self-help books, how-to books and guide books; Books with a strictly local audience.

Generally speaking, we publish only Canadian authors (although we once made an exception for Henry David Thoreau).

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