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.
All manuscripts are sent to a number of our volunteers for blind reading before a decision can be made to accept a submission.
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 currently looking for short stories and poems for our 5th in the fog anthology, Monsters in the fog.
We are interested in full-length Novels, Novellas, and Children’s books.
We are not looking for stand-alone short stories or multi-author short story collections.
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, and the complete manuscript for children’s picture books.
Monsters in the fog will be our 5th book in the 'in the fog' collection.
We are looking for stories and poems about monsters that are written by Atlantic Canadian authors and have an Atlantic Canadian setting.
We accept up to 3 entries per person the max word count is 7,500 words per entry.
We will accept a very broad range of monsters, from mythological, to an awful ex, to a cranky toddler, to a demanding cat, etc.
The deadline for the submission is 11:59 PM on January 31st, 2023.
We do accept reprints but we ask that you let us know that it is a reprint, and where it was printed.
Accepted authors will receive a physical author's copy of the book for free and a reduced rate on additional books.
If you have any questions please email Amanda@partridgeislandpublishing.ca
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