Submission Guidelines – Adult Fiction and Non-fiction

Cormorant Books is currently accepting literary fiction and non-fiction submissions FROM CANADIAN AUTHORS ONLY.

Please adhere to the following guidelines. Failure to do so will prevent your submission from being reviewed.

 

1. The subject line of your email should read QUERY, plus YOUR NAME. Your query, in the body of your email, should include the following:
– a brief description of your manuscript (maximum 200 words)
– two or three sentences about your background
– a note about select previous publications
– notification if your manuscript is currently submitted elsewhere
– your postal mailing address and telephone number

 

2. Your sample should consist of the following, sent as a single email attachment:
– a sample not exceeding three (3) chapters or fifty (50) pages, whichever comes first
– document saved in DOC Format
– document saved as [YOUR NAME] – [TITLE]

 

Send your query to submissions[at]cormorantbooks[dot]com

 

If, on the basis of the sample, we would like to see more of your work, you will be contacted by email. You will only be contacted if we want to see more work. Please do not send a full manuscript or a longer sample unless you are asked for one. Please send nothing by post unless you are asked. Unsolicited mail will be immediately recycled.

Submission Guidelines – Poetry

Please note that Cormorant only publishes writers who are both Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. We will be reading poetry for 2020 beginning in March. The reading period this year will be March 1 to April 15, 2019. If you wish to submit, please send a query only, accompanied by three to five sample poems, by email. Please respect all guidelines below for formatting and naming your documents – it greatly simplifies filing, printing and reading. Queries received outside of the designated period will not be read, and queries that do not follow the guidelines risk not being read.

 

1) The subject line of your email should read QUERY, plus YOUR NAME. Your query, in the body of your email, should include the following:

– a brief description of your manuscript (maximum 200 words)
– two or three sentences about your background
– a note about publications, including publication details of any previous books or chapbooks
– notification if your manuscript is currently submitted elsewhere
– your postal mailing address and telephone number

 

2) Your sample should consist of the following, sent as a SINGLE email attachment:

– three to five poems (not to exceed six pages), presented as ONE document;
– with PAGE BREAKS inserted between poems (use Insert/break on the toolbar),
– document saved in Rich Text Format (NO DOCX DOCS PLEASE!),
– document saved as: [YOUR NAME] Sample Poems

 

Send your query to Robyn Sarah at r[dot]sarah[at]cormorantbooks[dot]com

 

Please do not send a full manuscript or a longer sample unless you are asked for one. Please send nothing by post unless you are asked.

If, on the basis of the sample, we would like to see more of your work, you will be contacted by email within two or three weeks of the end of the reading period. If you have heard nothing by second week of May, you may safely assume we are not interested.