Atlantic Publishers & Periodicals

Information in this database was initially gathered in 2021 and is updated as publishers contact us. Please check publisher / periodical websites for any permanent changes to guidelines or any temporary holds on submissions.

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

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

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

Publisher name
(& website)
LocationGenre(s)Particularly encourages submissions fromAccepts unsolicited submissionsAccepts simultaneous submission
Acadiensis Press
(acadiensis.ca)
Fredericton, NB•NonfictionAtlantic Canadian writersNoNo
The Acorn Press
(acornpress
canada.com
)
Charlottetown, PE•Children's books
•Fiction
•Nonfiction
•Poetry
Prince Edward Island writersYesYes
Askance Publishing
(askance.ca)
Annapolis Royal, NS•Fiction
•Poetry
writers with previous publication experience (whether book-length, short-form, or literary-adjacent)YesYes
Black Box Publishing House ⚯
(blackbox
publishing
house.ca
)
Lakeside, NS•Children's books
•Fiction
•Nonfiction
•Poetry
•YA
Atlantic Canadian women writersYesYes
Boularderie Island Press
(boularderie
islandpress.com
)
Boularderie Island, NS•Fiction
•Nonfiction
Cape Breton writers; Atlantic Canadian writersYesUnconfirmed
Boulder Books
(boulderbooks.ca)
Portugal Cove - St. Philip’s, NL•Children's books
•Fiction (literary; historical)
•Nonfiction
•Script (plays)
•Visual (photography)
Newfoundland and Labrador writersYesYes
Bouton d'or Acadie
(boutondor
acadie.com
)
Moncton, NB•Children's booksonly French-language Canadian writersYesYes
Bradan Press
(bradanpress.com)
Dartmouth, NS•Children's books
•Nonfiction
•Poetry
•Visual (graphic novel)
Gaelic-language Writers; English-language Scottish Gaelic writers; Scottish writers; Nova Scotian writersYesYes
Breakwater Books
(breakwater
books.com
)
St. John's, NL•Children's books
•Fiction (literary; crime; thriller)
•Nonfiction (literary)
•Poetry
•YA (fiction)
Newfoundland and Labrador writersYesYes
Breton Books
(capebreton
books.com
)
Wreck Cove, NS•NonfictionCape Breton writersUnconfirmedUnconfirmed
Bunim & Bannigan Publishers
(bunimand
bannigan
books.com
)
Charlottetown, PE•Children's books
•Fiction
•Nonfiction
n/aUnconfirmedUnconfirmed
Chocolate River Publishing
(chocolateriver.ca)
Riverview, NB•Children's books
•Nonfiction
New Brunswick writersYesYes
Collusion Books
(longconmag.com
/collusionbooks
)
Halifax, NS•Poetry chapbooks (collaborative)only collaborative writing pairs or groupsYesYes
Conundrum Press
(conundrum
press.com
)
Wolfville, NS•Visual (graphic novels; zines; art books)BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; Deaf and disabled writersNot at presentYes
Conundrum Press - EMANATA Imprint
(conundrum
press.com
)
Wolfville, NS•YAonly BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; or Deaf or disabled writersYesYes
Curriculum Plus Publishing
(curriculum
plus.ca
)
Mahone Bay, NS•Nonfiction (K-8 curriculum)n/aNoNo
Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
(dbdli.ca)
Halifax, NS•Children's books
•Nonfiction (classroom resources)
only African Nova Scotian writersYesYes
Fernwood Publishing
(fernwood
publishing.ca
)
Black Point, NS•NonfictionSocial justice-focused writersYesYes
Fernwood Publishing - Roseway Publishing Imprint
(fernwood
publishing.ca
)
Black Point, NS•Fiction (literary)
•Nonfiction (creative; memoir; biography)
Social justice-focused writersYesYes
Flanker Press
(flankerpress.com)
Paradise, NL•Fiction (historical)
•Nonfiction (regional)
n/aYesUnconfirmed
Flanker Press - Pennywell Books Imprint
(flankerpress.com)
Paradise, NL•Children's books
•Fiction (literary; short story collections)
•YA (fiction)
n/aYesUnconfirmed
Formac Publishing
(formac.ca)
Halifax, NS•Children's books
•Nonfiction (history; travel; biography; politics; culinary)
Maritime Canadian writersYesYes
Gale's End Press
(galesendpress.com)
Mahone Bay, NS•Nonfiction (sport)Atlantic Canadian writersNot at presentNo
Gaspereau Press
(gaspereau.com)
Kentville, NS•Fiction (novels; short story collections)
•Nonfiction (literary essays; creative; history; biography; memoir)
•Poetry
Canadian writersYesYes
Goose Lane Editions
(gooselane.com)
Fredericton, NB•Fiction (literary)
•Nonfiction (creative)
Canadian writersYesYes
Goose Lane Editions - icehouse Imprint
(gooselane.com)
Fredericton, NB•PoetryCanadian writersYesYes
HARP Publishing
(harp
publishing.ca
)
Clydesdale, NS•Children's books
•Fiction (novels; short story collections)
•Nonfiction (memoirs; personal essays)
•Poetry
•Script (plays)
Healthcare and wellbeing industry writersNot at presentUnconfirmed
Indian Ink Publishing
(indianink.ca)
Halifax, NS•Fiction (literary; trade)
•Nonfiction (creative)
Emerging writers; women writers; BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; disabled writersYesUnconfirmed
Island Studies Press
(projects.upei.ca
/isp
)
Charlottetown, PE•Nonfiction (scholarly; literary)
•Poetry
•Script (plays)
Prince Edward Island writersYesYes
MacIntyre Purcell Publishing
(macintyre
purcell.com
)
Lunenburg, NS•Nonfiction (biography; history; folklore; sports; travel; culinary)
•Visual (photography)
n/aYesUnconfirmed
Memorial University Press
(memorial
university
press.ca
)
St. John's, NL•Nonfiction (scholarly)Newfoundland and Labrador writers; Atlantic Canadian writers; North Atlantic writersYesNo
Monster House Publishing
(monsterhouse
publishing.com
)
Fredericton, NB•Children's booksAtlantic Canadian writersYesYes
Moose House Publications
(moosehouse
press.com
)
Granville Ferry, NS•Fiction
•Nonfiction
•Script (plays)
Rural Nova Scotian writersYesYes
Nevermore Press
(nevermore
press.ca
)
Lunenburg, NS•Fiction (literary)
•Nonfiction (creative)
Atlantic Canadian writers; emerging writersYesYes
Nevermore Press - Trap Door Press Imprint
(nevermore
press.ca
)
Lunenburg, NS•YA (fiction; middle-grade fiction)Atlantic Canadian writers; emerging writersYesYes
New World Publishing
(newworld
publishing.com
)
Waverly, NS•Children's books
•Fiction (novels)
•Nonfiction
Atlantic Canadian writers; Canadian writersYesUnconfirmed
Nimbus Publishing
(nimbus.ca)
Halifax, NS•Children's books
•Nonfiction (literary; history; current events; biography; sports; culture)
•Visual (photography)
Atlantic Canadian writers; BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writersYesYes
Nimbus Publishing - Vagrant Press Imprint
(nimbus.ca)
Halifax, NS•Fiction (literary; historical)Atlantic Canadian writers; BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writersYesYes
OC Publishing ⚯
(ocpublishing.ca)
Halifax, NS•Children's books (chapter books; picture books)
•Fiction (historical; mystery)
•Nonfiction (memoir)
•YA
n/aNot at presentUnconfirmed
Ocean of Minds Media House
(oceanofminds
media.com
)
River Denys, NS•Children's books
•Fiction
•Poetry
English-language writers; German-language writersNot at presentUnconfirmed
Penumbra Press
(penumbrapress.net)
Charlottetown, PE•Children's books
•Fiction
•Nonfiction
•Poetry
•YA
•Visual
n/aUnconfirmedUnconfirmed
Pottersfield Press
(pottersfield
press.com
)
Lawrencetown Beach, NS•Fiction
•Nonfiction
•Poetry
Atlantic Canadian writersYesYes
Running the Goat Books & Broadsides
(runningthe
goat.com
)
Tors Cove, NL•Children's booksAtlantic Canadian writersYesUnconfirmed
Somewhat Grumpy Press ⚯
(somewhat
grumpy
press.com
)
Dartmouth, NS•Fiction
•Nonfiction
n/aYesUnconfirmed
Third Person Press
(third person
press.com
)
Cape Breton, NS•Fiction (speculative)only Cape Breton writers or those with "substantial connection" to Cape BretonYesUnconfirmed

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.

“Paid publication” refers to financial remuneration. Some periodicals offer complimentary contributor copies in lieu of or in addition to financial remuneration.

Periodical name
(& website)
LocationFormat of publicationGenre(s)Particularly encourages submissions fromAccepts simultaneous submissionsPaid publication
The Antigonish Review
(antigonish
review.com
)
Antigonish, NSPrint and digital•Fiction
•Nonfiction (including essay)
•Poetry
•Translation
Atlantic Canadian writers; emerging writersNoYes
The Dalhousie Review
(library.dal.ca/
dalhousiereview
)
Halifax, NSPrint•Fiction
•Nonfiction (including review)
•Poetry
n/aNoNo
eucalyptus & rose
(eucalyptusand
roselitmag.com
)
Halifax, NSDigital•Fiction
•Nonfiction (creative)
•Poetry
n/aYesNo
The Fiddlehead
(thefiddlehead.ca)
Fredericton, NBPrint and digital•Fiction
•Nonfiction (creative)
•Poetry
BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; disabled writersYesYes
Forget Magazine
(forgetmagazine
.com
)
Charlottetown, PEDigital•Fiction
•Nonfiction (including essay; journalism)
•Poetry
Canadian writersUnconfirmedNo
The LaHave Review
(lahavereview.com)
Lunenburg County, NSDigital•Poetryn/aYesYes
long con magazine
(longconmag.com)
Halifax, NSDigital•Fiction
•Poetry
•Script
•Translation
BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; disabled writersYesYes
Miramichi Flash: A Column of The Miramichi Reader
(miramichiflash
.miramichireader
.ca
)
Miramichi, NBDigital•Fiction (previously published flash fiction)Canadian writersYesNo
The Nashwaak Review
(stu.ca/english/
the-nashwaak-review
)
Fredericton, NBPrint and digital•Fiction (short fiction)
•Nonfiction (travel; essay; article; review)
•Poetry
Atlantic Canadian writers; emerging writersYesNo
The Newfoundland Quarterly
(nqonline.ca)
St. John's, NLPrint and digital•Fiction (occasionally)
•Nonfiction (creative; review)
•Poetry
Newfoundland and Labrador writersNoYes
NUNUM
(nunum.ca)
Grand Barachois, NBDigital•Fiction (flash fiction)n/aYesYes
Open Heart Forgery
(ohforgery.com)
Halifax, NSPrint and digital•Poetryonly Halifax Regional Municipality writers for print; only Nova Scotia writers for digitalYesNo
Qwerty Magazine
(qwertyunb.com)
Fredericton, NBPrint•Fiction
•Nonfiction (including review; interview)
•Poetry
BIPOC writers; 2SLGBTQ+ writers; disabled writersYesYes
Riddle Fence
(riddlefence.com)
St. John's, NLPrint•Fiction
•Nonfiction (including review; feature)
•Poetry
n/aYesYes
The South Shore Review
(southshore
review.ca
)
Shelburne, NSDigital•Fiction (flash fiction; microfiction; short story)
•Nonfiction (creative; essay; review)
•Poetry
n/aYesNo
Understorey Magazine
(understorey
magazine.ca
)
Lunenburg, NS / Halifax, NSDigital•Fiction
•Nonfiction (creative; review)
•Poetry
only women and non-binary writersYesYes
WORD Magazine
(wanl.ca/programs-
services/word-
magazine
)
St. John's, NLPrint and digital•Nonfiction (essays on writing craft)Newfoundland and Labrador writers; Atlantic Canadian writersYesYes
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