2018 Submissions

February 1 is quickly coming upon us, and I’m sure many authors who follow Five Rivers are wondering what we’ll be looking for in our 2018 submission window from February 1-14. Here’s a list of what will likely get more favourable consideration. Fiction Historical Fiction: Successful manuscripts will be based on Canadian history, solidly researched, well-defined characters. We will not consider romance disguised as historical fiction. For examples of what we will publish, take a…

Caliban, by Lorina Stephens, now available for pre-order

The wait is over! A new novella from Lorina Stephens releases March 1, 2018, and is now available for pre-order in both print and EPUB. Lorina says, “I began Caliban in the 1980s, wrote it fast and furiously, and abandoned it for several decades. Originally I wanted to tell a story about a character utterly alien to human sensibilities, a character who, by the standards of his universe, was considered ugly, terrifying, bound by symbiosis…