Partridge Island Publishing is a community-minded, family-like company. Our greatest wish is to help get authors, particularly Canadian authors' stories into the hands of readers.
If we cannot accept your manuscript for whatever reason we will give you an honest review on why and suggestions to help you get your story onto bookshelves.
We are interested in full-length Novels and Novellas.
We are not looking for stand-alone short stories, individual or multi-author short story collections, or non-fiction books. We are currently only taking solicited children's books and memoirs.
Submissions can be sent to Amanda@partridgeislandpublishing.ca
Please include a query letter telling us the details of your story including the genre and length of the story. We ask for the first 10 pages of your completed manuscript for a novel or novella.
Submissions are open for our 6th anthology - Lost in the Fog
Partridge Island Publishing is looking for stories and poems that help us get lost in the fog!
Tell us tales of campers missing in the woods, sailors adrift at sea, lovers lost in each other's arms. We want stories that we will need a breadcrumb trail to find our way out of.
The submission deadline is January 31, 2024 End of the Day.
We accept prose and poetry only. No comics or plays.
All entries must be in English.
The story must use the theme of 'lost' in some way.
The stories do not have to include Atlantic content, but it is preferred. We will accept undisclosed locations but we are not interested in stories set in specific locations outside of the Atlantic provides. (Stories should not be set in locations like New York, France, or Ontario either vague locations or Atlantic Provinces)
3,000 word count maximum per submission.
Maximum of 2 entries per person.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, please let us know if it is picked up by another company.
There is no genre restriction.
Reprints accepted but let us know that it is a reprint and what company had the rights previously.
Atlantic Canadian Authors only
Please include in the query letter if you have been published before.
The authors of selected works will receive a free copy of Lost in the Fog and discounts on additional books.
Email email@example.com with any additional questions or to submit your entry
Please note before submitting your manuscript to us that Partridge Island Publishing is a Publisher, not a Printer or a Vanity Press.
Publishers are companies where the money flows to the author in the form of royalties.
Publishers choose which manuscripts they will accept based on how well they believe the book will sell. They cover the costs to produce the book (editing, art, marketing, etc). The author will incur no costs and does not have to purchase a required number of copies.
A publisher acquires the rights to publish the books from the author.
Printers are companies that produce physical copies of any book or printed works. A printer will charge a per book or per project rate for as few as one book or project with no limit on the maximum number of books or projects printed. A printer does not work with the content of a book in any manner ie: editing and formatting.
A Vanity Press is a company that will accept any manuscript and print it similar to a printer, but they will include their company logo on the finished product. The vanity publisher either requires an upfront cost to print the book or an agreement to have a minimum number of books published.
Many Vanity Press companies will offer some variation of a publisher's bundle including cover art, editing, formatting, providing an ISBN etc at cost to the author.
We are actively looking for:
Will not accept:
Examples of Genres:
Romance: Paranormal Romance, Cozy, Historical, Contemporary, Men in Uniform, LGBTQ2S+, Erotica, Romantic Comedy,
Fantasy: Epic or High Fantasy, Dark, Swords & Sorcery, Urban, Superhero, Transported to another world.
Science Fiction: Dystopian, Space Opera, Punk (steam, diesel, cyber solar, etc)
Literature: Classical, Chick Lit, Creative Realism, Action & Adventure
Speculative Fiction: Magical Realism, Paranormal, Alternative History, Hidden or Portal world, Supernatural
Children’s Books: Picture Books, YA, Middle-school, Colouring Books
Poetry: Chapbooks or individual poems outside of an open call
Fairy Tale: Translations, Re-tellings, Myths, Legends, Fables
Horror: Suspense, Thriller, Jumpscare, Psychological, Eldritch, Ghost stories
Humour: Joke books, Satire
History: Historical Events, Westerns, History textbooks, Eye-witness testimonials
Biographies: Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs, Journals
Anthologies: Collections of short stories, poems, songs, or plays by a single or multiple authors
Nonfiction: Documentaries, Sports, Travel, Pop-culture, Politics, Social Commentary, DIY
Mysteries: Cozy, Noir, Crime, Police Procedural, Spy, International, Terrorism, Cyber,
Religious/Inspirational: Self-help, Finding Religion, Religious point-of-view