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Thank you for thinking of ECW Press! We proudly publish a diversified and eclectic list of non-fiction, poetry, and fiction — but we don’t publish everything under the sun. Before sending in your proposal, please familiarize yourself with our recent titles to see if your book fits with our publishing program.

Note: ECW accepts fiction and poetry submissions by Canadians only; there are no citizenship restrictions on writers submitting non-fiction.

Please send us:

1. A cover letter explaining what your book is about and why you think it’s a good fit with ECW.

2. A brief bio and publication history.

3. A sample of the manuscript. For poetry, approx. 10–15 pages. For fiction and non-fiction, 15–25 pages. For non-fiction, please also send an outline of the entire work.

4. Suggested marketing ideas.

We heartily prefer electronic submissions; sending by email will save you time, resources, and money. Win-win! We prefer .doc or .docx format, but accept text in the body of your email or PDFs.

If you are submitting a Pop Classics proposal, specific guidelines can be found here.

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We read and consider each submission we receive, but it does take some time. Do not resubmit the same proposal multiple times; repeated attempts will be ignored. We thank you for your patience.