Pub House Books accepts singular or simultaneous submissions of previously unpublished poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. We are always on the hunt for great writing and artwork! Please note that Submittable is now Pub House Books' only method for receiving submissions.

Before submitting to Pub House Books, please review the genre-specific submission instructions below. Please note that for all submissions, you must include a mailing address and short bio with your submission. A submission lacking a mailing address and bio will be considered incomplete. For Art submissions, we also require an Artist's Statement regarding the submitted portfolio of work.

Submissions
 

  • Authors must have a connection to the National Capital Region of Canada (Ottawa-Gatineau & The Valley)
  • Please submit a 1,500 to 6,000 word short-story or novel excerpt from an unpublished manuscript.
  • We only accept fiction pieces.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided that you notify us promptly if a manuscript has been accepted by another publication.
  • Ensure your name, address, email, telephone number, and word count are included on the first page of your attached piece. 
  • Double-space the work and use 12-point font Times New Roman.
  • Submit only in .doc or .docx format.

 

Response Time

We publish a story each week and respond promptly inside of a month.

Thank you for your interest in the OPP Gallery. We look forward to reading your submission.  

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Congratulations to Gerald Arthur Moore for winning the 2019 Chapbook Series contest! His chapbook "Trigger Fingers" will be published in September 2019. 

Honorable mentions include:

  • “To Love a Painter” by Jenifer Fox 
  • “One Sturdy Blossom” by Kenneth Pobo 
  • “Sex in the Age of Nihilism” by Marco Patitucci 

Thank you to all our contributors, we hope you will submit again for the 2020 Chapbook Series Contest. Keep writing!

2020 Contest

The Prize: Publication and ten contributor copies!

Reading Period: August 15th, 2019 - December 31st, 2019

Reading Fee: $10

Guidelines:

  • Work must be previously unpublished as a whole (individual poem publication is okay). 
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you inform us immediately if the chapbook has been accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • All individual poems will be considered for publication.
  • Manuscripts can be anywhere from 14 – 24 pages in length.
  • Collaborations and translations are welcome as long as the submitting author has the rights to the work. For translations, please send only the English version.
  • Multiple submissions are permitted.
  • Begin the manuscript with a title page and a table of contents.
  • 12pt, Times New Roman, Single Spaced, Standard Manuscript Formatting

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Pub House Books: Chapbook Series. We look forward to reading your poems. 

Pub House Books has a commitment to quality and originality. We pride ourselves in working closely with our authors to get the most out of every book.

We keep our list select so that we can provide the editorial support and promotional activities necessary.  

We receive a large amount of submissions a year so it is impossible for us to answer enquiries individually, but our ethos is to take our time over unsolicited manuscripts and to champion first time authors. We aim to respond within 4-6 months and cannot offer individual feedback. We regret that we cannot process submissions that do not follow the  guidelines set out on the submission form, so please read carefully.

Poetry Manuscript Guidelines

  • Length:  80-100 pages 
  • Title Page, Table of Contents, Spaced as Printed, Single Poem Per Page, 12-pt font, Times New Roman
  • Acknowledgements for any previously published poems
  • We will sometimes offer feedback, but authors should not expect it.

Please note: This is NOT a CONTEST entry. It is for publication consideration ONLY.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided that you notify us promptly if a manuscript has been accepted by another publication.

Thank you for your interest in Pub House Books. We look forward to reading your submission. 

Pub House Books has a commitment to quality and originality. We pride ourselves in working closely with our authors to get the most out of every book.

We keep our list select so that we can provide the editorial support and promotional activities necessary.  

We receive a large amount of submissions a year so it is impossible for us to answer enquiries individually, but our ethos is to take our time over unsolicited manuscripts and to champion first time authors. We aim to respond within 4-6 months and cannot offer individual feedback. We regret that we cannot process submissions that do not follow the  guidelines set out on the submission form, so please read carefully.

We focus on representing writers with contemporary fiction including short-story collections. Unfortunately we do not accept anything outside of this, including historical fiction, children’s books, travel writing, picture books, or dramatic works (this means film,  television, radio or theatre).

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided that you notify us promptly if a manuscript has been accepted by another publication.

Thank you for your interest in Pub House Books. We look forward to reading your submission. 

Pub House Books