Submissions open for 2018

As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebrations, we’re opening our submissions window for the year. What that means is you don’t have to worry about our usual two-week reading period in February. We’ll be pleased to review your submissions all year. However, please do read our guidelines carefully, otherwise you may find your query summarily rejected. And in the interest of disseminating information easily, we’re including our guidelines in this blog post. Queries: Please email…

So you’re considering submitting

February 1 to 14 is Five Rivers’ open submission period. What will likely receive favourable consideration this year? Historical and mainstream fiction and non-fiction based on the Canadian experience. It’s that simple. Our catalogue of SF&F is quite full, and any submissions in those genres will have to be truly original and push the envelope. Humour, the likes of A Town Called Forget will most certainly pique our interest, as will mystery of the calibre of Hunter’s…

Take 5: Five Rivers Publishing Submission Tips

Hello, writers! Five Rivers Publishing’s submission period is only a few days away! If you haven’t marked your calendars yet, it’s February 1 to the 14 every year. Manuscripts submitted this year will be considered for publication in 2018. Five Rivers is fully booked (pun intended) for 2017, and our publisher and editor are looking for 12 cream of the crop from this year’s submissions. It’s going to be a stiff competition, and we’re sure…