Thursday, February 2, 2012

Call for Nonfiction Submissions

At Palimpsest Press we have a passion for poetry and we see our role as an independent publisher as one that values the genre enough to take the risk. We select both form and free verse poetry that is well-crafted, uses precise language, and presents an authentic voice. Our nonfiction is written by poets and about Canadian poetry. This is a key time in terms of reshaping the Canadian literary landscape, and our nonfiction books contribute to this process. We are currently looking for essays on creativity and aesthetics, criticism on Canadian poetry and culture, and memoirs by Canadian poets that are marketed toward a general readership.

Please send queries by email to before submitting an entire manuscript by snail mail. Our open reading period is between January 1st and March 31st. Manuscripts should be mailed to:

Palimpsest Press
5 King Street
Kingsville, ON.
N9Y 1H9

Previous Palimpsest nonfiction titles can be found at:

Calm Things by Shawna Lemay
A Peepshow with Views of the Interior: paratexts by Aislinn Hunter
Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey
edited by Alessandro Porco
Gunmetal Blue: A Memoir by Shane Neilson