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Goose Lane Editions
500 Beaverbrook Court
Fredericton, NB E3B 5X4
Thank you for your interest in Goose Lane Editions. Our aim is true.
What we publish
Goose Lane Editions specializes in high quality Canadian literary fiction, poetry, and non-fiction on subjects such as history, politics, biography, humour, travel, nature, and music. We only consider submissions from outside Canada if the author is Canadian and the book has extraordinary interest to Canadian readers.
We do not publish books for children or young adults, mystery novels, fictional crime stories or works of science fiction. We do publish books with a distinctive flair and a clear and resounding voice and vision. We publish books that take the reader on an original journey that fascinates, resonates, and captivates.
Who we publish
We publish works by both established and up-and-coming Canadian authors. Our esteemed stable of authors have contributed to distinguished literary journals and magazines such as The Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review, Geist, The Malahat Review and Maisonneuve, newspapers such as the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Telegraph Journal, and the Ottawa Citizen, magazines such The Walrus, MacLeanís, and the Atlantic Monthly, or broadcasters such as CBC, Radio Canada, and PBS..†
How to submit
Package your material carefully for shipping and send by regular mail.
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for reply and/or return of material you want back if it does not suit
our needs. Queries with insufficient postage or those unaccompanied by a SASE will not be answered.
- Please donít send original art work, slides, or photographs.
Sorry, we do not yet accept electronic submissions.
ALL submissions should include:
- A brief profile that summarizes your relevant professional and personal information.
- A list of previous publications, including any portions of the manuscript that have been published elsewhere.
Fiction and Non-Fiction submissions should also include:
- A synopsis or outline of the book.
- A sample of 30-50 consecutive, double-spaced, numbered manuscript pages.
- For short story collections, 3-4 stories.
For illustrated non-fiction, ideas for illustration with your outline and photocopies or printouts of illustrative material
with your sample.
Poetry submissions should also include:
- †A synopsis of the manuscript, describing the overarching themes.
- The entire manuscript, double-spaced with numbered pages.
When you'll hear from us
We receive a large number of submissions each year, so it often takes from six to eight months to respond. Declined submissions
will be returned only if they are accompanied by self-addressed packaging with a complete return address and sufficient postage (international reply coupons or Canadian postage).