Atlantic Publishers & Periodicals

Information in this database was initially gathered in 2021. Please check publisher / periodical websites for any permanent changes to guidelines or any temporary holds on submission genres.

To submit or update a listing, please contact communications@writers.ns.ca with all required information and the subject line “Atlantic Publishers & Periodicals.” 

Submission Tips

Each publisher / periodical has unique submission guidelines. Individualizing your pitch, query, or submission to meet the required guidelines and formatting is crucial: it shows editorial staff that you take the submission process seriously, that you respect their time, and that you can be professional and attentive during any potential publication process. Editorial staff always have limited time to consider high quantities of submissions and often are working on a volunteer basis, so they may have to reject submissions unread if they do not meet guidelines. If you have questions about guidelines, contact editorial staff for clarification.

Each publisher / periodical specializes in certain genres. Pay close attention to the genres requested by each publisher / periodical: don’t submit a contemporary children’s book to a press that publishes only historical non-fiction or a Mars colonization story to a journal that publishes only rural poetry. Reading a few issues of a periodical or reviewing a publisher’s back catalogue is the best way to determine if your work might be a good fit.

“Simultaneous submission” means submitting the same manuscript to more than one publisher / periodical at the same time, a common and commonly acceptable practice. We strongly recommend—and most publishers / periodicals require—that you indicate if a submission is simultaneous (in your cover letter or submission email) and that you notify them if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

When submitting your work simultaneously, keep track of your submissions so that you can easily notify all other parties if your work is been accepted somewhere. This courtesy prevents publisher / periodical staff from spending time considering your already-accepted work and ensures you maintain good relationships with the potential future publishers of your next great project.

Simultaneous submissions should not be confused with “multiple submission” (submitting more than one manuscript to the same publisher or periodical at the same time), which usually violates submission guidelines by exceeding submission limits.

Publishers

Type a writing genre, writer identity, or other key term into the search box below to show only the relevant publishers. To show all listings, clear the search box.

Publishers marked with an asterisk (*) are hybrid presses, which provide fee-based services to writers pursuing self-publishing options. If you’re seeking hybrid press services, you can also visit our Service Directory. We encourage all hybrid publishers, and those seeking hybrid publishing services, to familiarize themselves with the Independent Book Publishers Association’s standards for professional hybrid publishing.

Publisher nameLocationWebsiteGenre(s)Particularly encourages submissions fromAccepts unsolicited submissionsAccepts simultaneous submissionDistribution range
Acadiensis PressFredericton, NBacadiensis.ca•NonfictionAtlantic Canadian writersNoNoWorldwide
The Acorn PressCharlottetown, PEacornpress
canada.com
•Children's books
•Fiction
•Nonfiction
•Poetry
Prince Edward Island writersYesYesCanada; US
Black Box Publishing House *Lakeside, NSblackbox
publishing
house.ca
•Children's books
•Fiction
•Nonfiction
•Poetry
•YA
Atlantic Canadian women writersYesYesCanada
Boularderie Island PressBoularderie Island, NSboularderie
islandpress.com
•Fiction
•Nonfiction
Cape Breton writers; Atlantic Canadian writersYesUnconfirmedCanada; US
Boulder BooksPortugal Cove - St. Philip’s, NLboulderbooks.ca•Children's books
•Fiction (literary; historical)
•Nonfiction
•Script (plays)
•Visual (photography)
Newfoundland and Labrador writersYesYesCanada; US
Bouton d'or AcadieMoncton, NBboutondor
acadie.com
•Children's booksonly French-language Canadian writersYesYesCanada; US; EU; Middle East (select titles); French-speaking Africa (select titles)
Bradan PressDartmouth, NSbradanpress.com•Children's books
•Nonfiction
•Poetry
•Visual (graphic novel)
Gaelic-language Writers; English-language Scottish Gaelic writers; Scottish writers; Nova Scotian writersYesYesWorldwide
Breakwater BooksSt. John's, NLbreakwater
books.com
•Children's books
•Fiction (literary; crime; thriller)
•Nonfiction (literary)
•Poetry
•YA (fiction)
Newfoundland and Labrador writersYesYesCanada; US
Breton BooksWreck Cove, NScapebreton
books.com
•NonfictionCape Breton writersUnconfirmedUnconfirmedUnconfirmed
Bunim & Bannigan PublishersCharlottetown, PEbunimand
bannigan
books.com
•Children's books
•Fiction
•Nonfiction
n/aUnconfirmedUnconfirmedCanada; US
Chocolate River PublishingRiverview, NBchocolateriver.ca•Children's books
•Nonfiction
New Brunswick writersYesYesWorldwide
Collusion BooksHalifax, NSlongconmag.com
/collusionbooks
•Poetry chapbooks (collaborative)only collaborative writing pairs or groupsYesYesWorldwide
Collusion Books - Tafseer ImprintHalifax, NSlongconmag.com
/collusionbooks
•Poetry chapbooks (translated)only BIPOC or racialized translatorsYesYesWorldwide
Conundrum PressWolfville, NSconundrum
press.com
•Visual (graphic novels; zines; art books)BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; Deaf and disabled writersNot at presentYesWorldwide
Conundrum Press - EMANATA ImprintWolfville, NSconundrum
press.com
•YAonly BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; or Deaf or disabled writersYesYesWorldwide
Curriculum Plus PublishingMahone Bay, NScurriculum
plus.ca
•Nonfiction (K-8 curriculum)n/aNoNoCanada; US
Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning InstituteHalifax, NSdbdli.ca•Children's books
•Nonfiction (classroom resources)
only African Nova Scotian writersYesYesCanada
Fernwood PublishingBlack Point, NSfernwood
publishing.ca
•NonfictionSocial justice-focused writersYesYesCanada; US
Fernwood Publishing - Roseway Publishing ImprintBlack Point, NSfernwood
publishing.ca
•Fiction (literary)
•Nonfiction (creative; memoir; biography)
Social justice-focused writersYesYesCanada; US
Flanker PressParadise, NLflankerpress.com•Fiction (historical)
•Nonfiction (regional)
n/aYesUnconfirmedUnconfirmed
Flanker Press - Pennywell Books ImprintParadise, NLflankerpress.com•Children's books
•Fiction (literary; short story collections)
•YA (fiction)
n/aYesUnconfirmedUnconfirmed
Formac PublishingHalifax, NSformac.ca•Children's books
•Nonfiction (history; travel; biography; politics; culinary)
Maritime Canadian writersYesYesCanada; US; UK
Gale's End PressMahone Bay, NSgalesendpress.com•Nonfiction (sport)Atlantic Canadian writersNot at presentNoCanada; US
Gaspereau PressKentville, NSgaspereau.com•Fiction (novels; short story collections)
•Nonfiction (literary essays; creative; history; biography; memoir)
•Poetry
Canadian writersYesYesWorldwide
Goose Lane EditionsFredericton, NBgooselane.com•Fiction (literary)
•Nonfiction (creative)
Canadian writersYesYesCanada; US; UK; EU; Middle East
Goose Lane Editions - icehouse ImprintFredericton, NBgooselane.com•PoetryCanadian writersYesYesCanada; US; UK; EU; Middle East
HARP PublishingClydesdale, NSharp
publishing.ca
•Children's books
•Fiction (novels; short story collections)
•Nonfiction (memoirs; personal essays)
•Poetry
•Script (plays)
Healthcare and wellbeing industry writersNot at presentUnconfirmedWorldwide
Indian Ink PublishingHalifax, NSindianink.ca•Fiction (literary; trade)
•Nonfiction (creative)
Emerging writers; women writers; BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; disabled writersYesUnconfirmedUnconfirmed
Island Studies PressCharlottetown, PEprojects.upei.ca
/isp
•Nonfiction (scholarly; literary)
•Poetry
•Script (plays)
Prince Edward Island writersYesYesCanada
MacIntyre Purcell PublishingLunenburg, NSmacintyre
purcell.com
•Nonfiction (biography; history; folklore; sports; travel; culinary)
•Visual (photography)
n/aYesUnconfirmedCanada; US
Memorial University PressSt. John's, NLmemorial
university
press.ca
•Nonfiction (scholarly)Newfoundland and Labrador writers; Atlantic Canadian writers; North Atlantic writersYesNoWorldwide
Monster House PublishingFredericton, NBmonsterhouse
publishing.com
•Children's booksAtlantic Canadian writersYesYesCanada
Moose House PublicationsGranville Ferry, NSmoosehouse
press.com
•Fiction
•Nonfiction
•Script (plays)
Rural Nova Scotian writersYesYesWorldwide
Nevermore PressLunenburg, NSnevermore
press.ca
•Fiction (literary)
•Nonfiction (creative)
Atlantic Canadian writers; emerging writersYesYesCanada
Nevermore Press - Trap Door Press ImprintLunenburg, NSnevermore
press.ca
•YA (fiction; middle-grade fiction)Atlantic Canadian writers; emerging writersYesYesCanada
New World PublishingWaverly, NSnewworld
publishing.com
•Children's books
•Fiction (novels)
•Nonfiction
Atlantic Canadian writers; Canadian writersYesUnconfirmedUnconfirmed
Nimbus PublishingHalifax, NSnimbus.ca•Children's books
•Nonfiction (literary; history; current events; biography; sports; culture)
•Visual (photography)
Atlantic Canadian writers; BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writersYesYesCanada; US (select titles)
Nimbus Publishing - Vagrant Press ImprintHalifax, NSnimbus.ca•Fiction (literary; historical)Atlantic Canadian writers; BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writersYesYesCanada; US (select titles)
OC Publishing *Halifax, NSocpublishing.ca•Children's books (chapter books; picture books)
•Fiction (historical; mystery)
•Nonfiction (memoir)
•YA
n/aNot at presentUnconfirmedWorldwide
Ocean of Minds Media HouseRiver Denys, Nova Scotiaoceanofminds
media.com
•Children's books
•Fiction
•Poetry
English-language writers; German-language writersNot at presentUnconfirmedWorldwide
Pottersfield PressLawrencetown Beach, NSpottersfield
press.com
•Fiction
•Nonfiction
•Poetry
Atlantic Canadian writersYesYesCanada; US
Running the Goat Books & BroadsidesTors Cove, NLrunningthe
goat.com
•Children's booksAtlantic Canadian writersYesUnconfirmedCanada; US; UK
Somewhat Grumpy Press *Dartmouth, NSsomewhat
grumpy
press.com
•Fiction
•Nonfiction
n/aYesUnconfirmedWorldwide
SSP PublicationsHalifax, NSsspub.ca•Nonfiction (biography; culinary; history; travel; regional)
•Visual (photography; art books)
Nova Scotian writers; Atlantic Canadian writersYesNoCanada; US

Periodicals

Type a writing genre, writer identity, or other key term into the search box below to show only the relevant periodicals. To show all listings, clear the search box.

Please note that “paid publication” refers to financial remuneration. Some periodicals offer complimentary contributor copies.

Periodical nameLocationFormat of publicationWebsiteGenre(s)Particularly encourages submissions fromAccepts simultaneous submissionsSubmission review time (approximate)Paid publication
The Antigonish ReviewAntigonish, NSPrint and digitalantigonish
review.com
•Fiction
•Nonfiction (including essay)
•Poetry
•Translation
Atlantic Canadian writers; emerging writersNo4 monthsYes
The Dalhousie ReviewHalifax, NSPrintlibrary.dal.ca/
dalhousiereview
•Fiction
•Nonfiction (including review)
•Poetry
n/aNo5 monthsNo
eucalyptus & roseHalifax, NSDigitaleucalyptusand
roselitmag.com
•Fiction
•Nonfiction (creative)
•Poetry
n/aYes4 weeksNo
The FiddleheadFredericton, NBPrint and digitalthefiddlehead.ca•Fiction
•Nonfiction (creative)
•Poetry
BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; disabled writersYes6 monthsYes
Forget MagazineCharlottetown, PEDigitalforgetmagazine
.com
•Fiction
•Nonfiction (including essay; journalism)
•Poetry
Canadian writersUnconfirmed6 monthsNo
The LaHave ReviewLunenburg County, NSDigitallahavereview.com•Poetryn/aYes3 weeksYes
long con magazineHalifax, NSDigitallongconmag.com•Fiction
•Poetry
•Script
•Translation
BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; disabled writersYes1 - 4 monthsYes
Miramichi Flash: A Column of The Miramichi ReaderMiramichi, NBDigitalmiramichiflash
.miramichireader
.ca
•Fiction (previously published flash fiction)Canadian writersYes6 weeksNo
The Nashwaak ReviewFredericton, NBPrint and digitalstu.ca/english/
the-nashwaak-review
•Fiction (short fiction)
•Nonfiction (travel; essay; article; review)
•Poetry
Atlantic Canadian writers; emerging writersYes6 monthsNo
The Newfoundland QuarterlySt. John's, NLPrint and digitalnqonline.ca•Fiction (occasionally)
•Nonfiction (creative; review)
•Poetry
Newfoundland and Labrador writersNovariesYes
NUNUMGrand Barachois, NBDigitalnunum.ca•Fiction (flash fiction)n/aYes1 monthYes
Open Heart ForgeryHalifax, NSPrint and digitalohforgery.com•Poetryonly Halifax Regional Municipality writers for print; only Nova Scotia writers for digitalYes2 monthsNo
Qwerty MagazineFredericton, NBPrintqwertyunb.com•Fiction
•Nonfiction (including review; interview)
•Poetry
BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; disabled writersYes12 monthsYes
Riddle FenceSt. John's, NLPrintriddlefence.com•Fiction
•Nonfiction (including review; feature)
•Poetry
n/aYes6 monthsYes
The South Shore ReviewShelburne, NSDigitalsouthshore
review.ca
•Fiction (flash fiction; microfiction; short story)
•Nonfiction (creative; essay; review)
•Poetry
n/aYes1 - 3 monthsNo
Understorey MagazineLunenburg, NS / Halifax, NSDigitalunderstorey
magazine.ca
•Fiction
•Nonfiction (creative; review)
•Poetry
only women and non-binary writersYes3 monthsYes
WORD MagazineSt. John's, NLPrint and digitalwanl.ca/programs-
services/word-
magazine
•Nonfiction (essays on writing craft)Newfoundland and Labrador writers; Atlantic Canadian writersYesvariesYes
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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that each workshop’s participants share a level or range of writing / publication experience. This is to ensure each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their current writing priorities.

To this end, the “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions developed by WFNS:

  • New writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than two years and/or have not yet been published in any form.
  • Emerging writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than five years and/or have some short publications (poems, stories, or essays) in literary magazines, journals, or anthologies.
  • Established writers/authors: those with numerous publications in magazines, journals, or anthologies and/or a full-length book publication.
  • Professional authors: those with two or more full-length book publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” workshops, which provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer (that is, participant-to-participant) feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed.

For all other workshops, the recommended experience level is just that—a recommendation—and we encourage potential participants to follow their own judgment when registering.

If you’re uncertain of your experience level with regard to any particular workshop, please feel free to contact us at communications@writers.ns.ca