Mailing address:
Nightwood Editions
Box 1779
Gibsons, BC, Canada
V0N 1V0

general email:
submissions email:
phone: 1-800-667-2988

Please email for media or event enquiries about Nightwood authors and publications.

Please email to request permissions for any distribution of text published by Nightwood Editions.

Please feel free to send us a 15-page sample of your work. When we are soliciting manuscripts, we’ll contact you if we want to see more.

All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished in book form. Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. We primarily publish Canadian authors. 

We hope you will familiarize yourself with our books to be sure that your work is a good fit. We especially encourage submissions from Indigenous writers, women, writers of colour, writers with disabilities and writers from the LGBTQ+ community.

When you are ready to submit a fiction, non-fiction or poetry sample, please send the following items in one single PDF file:

  • a short bio
  • a literary CV listing your previous publications, if applicable
  • a short cover letter, with contact information (email, phone, mailing address)
  • for fiction and poetry, a synopsis of your manuscript; for non-fiction, a brief book proposal
  • a 15-page sample of your writing from the manuscript

Please email your PDF submission file, with file name last name, first name, genre, to

Thank you for being patient. We try to respond promptly, but we can’t guarantee that we will respond to sample submissions.