Submission Guidelines for Authors & Illustrators

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Submission Guidelines for Authors & Illustrators

Author Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in Annick Press. Annick publishes books for children ages six months to twelve years and for young adults.

Here are a few things to remember when submitting materials to us:

Annick Press is committed to publishing CANADIAN authors.

Picture books:

We are NOT ACCEPTING picture book manuscripts at the present time.

Teen Fiction:

Annick Press invites writers to submit proposals for teen novels which possess a high degree of originality and capture strong and distinctive contemporary voices. There should be creativity in the use of language—language that is lively, dramatic and vivid. The story must involve and stimulate the reader. It is essential that it have authentic dialogue and richly visualized settings. The reader must see the real teen experience reflected through the story line. We encourage the use of appropriate and well-timed humor. Please send a synopsis, together with a sample chapter. We can not accept submissions by e-mail or fax. Submissions should come through the mail and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the correct Canadian return postage if you wish a response.

Middle Reader Fiction:

Annick Press seeks middle reader fiction (8 – 11) which captures the imagination of readers and readily engages their interest. The story must be memorable, well-written and notable for its originality. Humor, even if used occasionally, is an asset. The characters in the novel should come to life for the reader and the settings must be vivid and rich in detail. We look for gripping action, even though it may be delivered in a subtle form. Stories should involve the reader while simultaneously provoking thought and reflection. Please send a synopsis, together with a sample chapter. We can not accept submissions by e-mail or fax. Submissions should come through the mail and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the correct Canadian return postage if you wish a response.

Middle reader and Teen Non-Fiction:

The degree of originality in an idea or in the approach to a subject is key to our non-fiction program. The subject matter must have inherent appeal to the readership. The key is to combine the skills of a fiction writer, including narrative techniques, to draw the reader into the text. At the same time, there must be a dedication to accuracy—fictionalization is not a stylistic option. The text should encourage the reader’s natural sense of wonder, and avoid any tendency to become didactic. Attention should be given to little-known details that serve to fascinate the reader and encourage further exploration. The work should have a distinctive voice that uses language in an engaging and lively manner. The topic must be thoroughly researched and a passion for the subject matter must be evident. The writing level must be age appropriate. Please send a synopsis, together with a sample chapter. We can not accept submissions by e-mail or fax. Submissions should come through the mail and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the correct Canadian return postage if you wish a response.

Please do not send manuscripts by e-mail or fax.

•  All submissions should be type written.

•  If you choose to submit your work to Annick, remember to include a covering letter and a stamped, self-addressed envelope, large enough, with sufficient Canadian postage, to safely return your manuscript. Never send originals!

•  If you do not wish your material to be returned, we still require a self-addressed stamped envelope to send you a response.

• Please note that we cannot return material with international postage stamps. All responses or material being returned requires Canadian postage. Contact your local post office for information on international postal coupons.

• Address all submissions to “The Editors”, so that we can properly register your manuscript in our logbook/tracking system.

Kindly mail your manuscript to:

 

Annick Press Ltd.

15 Patricia Avenue

Toronto,ON

M2M 1H9

Thank you for your interest in Annick Press.

 

Illustrator Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in Annick Press. Annick publishes books for children ages six months to twelve years and for young adults.

Here are a few things to remember when submitting materials to us:

• Our books are aimed at children ages six months to young adults so choose your samples accordingly.

• The main characters in our books are children. When submitting illustrations we need to see how you portray children, especially children's faces and children in action.

• You are welcome to send samples as small jpg or pdf attachments. Please include a link to your web site if you have one.

• You will be sent a standard email response to notify you that your submission has been received.

•  If we feel that your digital samples may be suitable for future projects they will be kept on file.

•  Remember to include some information about yourself.

 

Kindly send send emails to annickpress@annickpress.com

Thank you.