Manuscript Submissions

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.

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