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Since it began in 1993, Kegedonce Press has been committed to the development, promotion, and publication of the work of Indigenous writers nationally and internationally.

We strive to foster the creative cultural expression of Indigenous Peoples through the publication of beautifully crafted books which involve Indigenous Peoples in all levels of production and by supporting activities which promote Indigenous literary development and the development of Indigenous publishing.

Kegedonce Press is a Native owned and operated company based at Neyaashiinigmiing, on the traditional territory of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. We are committed to our guiding vision of publishing and promoting works of the Indigenous writers and supporting the enterprise of Indigenous artists, graphic illustrators, designers, editors, printers and others in related fields.

Kegedonce Press is one of only three established Aboriginal publishers in Canada, and one of only two that publishes Aboriginal writers as general practice (the other specializes in Métis writing). We are the only Aboriginal publishing company in Ontario, the only Aboriginal publisher committed to publishing poetry, and the only one with a commitment and experience in developing international markets.

Kegedonce Press, a Native owned and operated publishing company based at Neyaashiinigmiing, seeks manuscripts for consideration for inclusion in our future publishing program. We are looking for fiction, drama, creative non-fiction, graphic novels, and children's books by Indigenous writers from Canada. Writers whose work has never been published are strongly encouraged to submit their work to literary journals and anthologies before seeking publication of a full manuscript.

What We Publish:

  • Literary fiction, which includes novels, poetry and anthologies;
  • Non-fiction in social history and policy as it relates to Aboriginal issues;
  • Aboriginal critical literary pieces;
  • Non-fiction, creative and humour; and
  • Children’s and young adult titles.

All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter and bio. Your bio must include your Nation affiliation and full contact information such as address, phone number and e-mail address (if available). If this information is not included with your submission, your manuscript will not be reviewed. If you have any published works, please list the publication dates and publisher

We DO NOT accept simultaneous submissions.

Send Submissions to:

Kegedonce Press - Manuscript Submissions
Attention: Managing Editor
P.O. Box 517
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 5R1

You must send a synopsis of your manuscript; please indicate your intended audience. Please also send four sample chapters or not more than 20 pages of the completed manuscript on paper to our mailing address. Do not send manuscript submissions via e-mail or fax. Manuscripts on disk will not be accepted. Do not send original copies because they may not be returned.

* The synopsis must be a stand-alone item with the title on top. The synopsis must be no longer than one page.

Children's books: Your synopsis should indicate the intended age group of readers. You must also send a copy of your full manuscript on paper to our mailing address. Do not send original copies of artwork or manuscripts because they may not be returned.

Due to the number of manuscripts we receive, we do not provide editorial comment unless we feel that a manuscript is publishable. Please note that Kegedonce, unfortunately, does not respond to queries about the status of unsolicited manuscripts. We will contact you only if we wish to publish your manuscript.

Failure to follow the guidelines will result in your manuscript not being reviewed so please ensure you follow the above guidelines.

Miigwetch! Thank you! We look forward to receiving your submission.

Owner/Managing Editor - Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Chippewas of Nawash First Nation

Publishing Manager - Renee K. Abram, Oneida Nation (Onyota’a:ka), Wolf Clan

TRADE SALES: Canadian Manda Group

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General Inquiries:

Canadian Manda Group
664 Annette Street
Toronto, ON M6S 2C8
Tel: 1.416.516.0911
Fax: 1.416.516.0917
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Customer Service & Orders:
Tel: 1.855.626.3222 (1.855.MANDA CA)
Fax: 1.888.563.8327
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National Accounts:

Anthony Iantorno
Manager, Business Intelligence & National Accounts
Tel: 416.516.0911 x242

Peter Hill-Field
Director, Sales & Marketing
Tel: 416.516.0911 x238

Chris Hickey
National Account Manager
Tel: 416.516.0911 x229

Joanne Adams
National Account Manager
Tel: 416.516.0911 x224

Jessey Glibbery
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
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Tim Gain
National Account Manager, Library Market
Tel: 416.516.0911 x231

Regional Accounts:

Iolanda Millar
Account Manager -British Columbia, Yukon & Northern Territories
Tel: 604.662.3511 x246

Tracey Bhangu
Account Manager, British Columbia
604-662-3511 x247

Jean Cichon
Account Manager, Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba
Tel: 403.202.0922 x245

Emily Patry  
Account Manager, Ontario, &
Communications Manager
Tel: 416.516.0911 x230

Dave Nadalin
Account Manager, Ontario
Tel: 416.516.0911 x400

Jacques Filippi  
Account Manager, Quebec & Atlantic Provinces
Tel: 1.855.626.3222 x244

Special Markets:

Ellen Warwick
National Account Manager, Special Markets
Tel: 416.516.0911 x240

Kristina Koski
Account Manager, Special Markets
Tel: 416.516.0911 x234

Megan Beadle
Account Manager, Special Markets & Trade
416-516-0911 ext 225

U.S. Sales

Tan Light
Sales Manager, Literary Press Group
700-425 Adelaide Street W.
Toronto ON M5V 3C1
P: 416-483-1321x4
F: 416-4832510
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DISTRIBUTION:

• LIT DISTCO
c/o 100 Armstrong Avenue
Georgetown, Ontario L7G 3S4
toll-free phone (Canada, US): 1-800-591-6250
toll-free fax (Canada, US): 1-800-591-6251
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LIT DISTCO Returns:

Fraser Direct, Returns Processing Centre
124 Guelph Street
Acton ON L7J 2M2

• TERMS
Discount: 40% for 5 books or more, 50 % for wholesalers (5 books or more)
Returns: Books may be returned for credit three months after the invoice date, and within twelve months of the invoice date, provided that they are in resaleable condition and free of retailer’s stickers. All returns must be properly packaged and sent prepaid to Fraser Direct's address above (See "Litdistco Returns"). 
Freight: Split 50/50 between publisher and bookseller on all orders over 5 copies. Terms subject to change at any time.

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