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

phone: 1-800-667-2988

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All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished in book form.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 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 a single PDF file:

  • 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
  • a short bio
  • a literary CV listing your previous publications, if applicable.

Please email your PDF submission file to

Thank you for being patient. We try to respond promptly, but we can’t guarantee that we will respond to sample submissions. If we do request a full manuscript, we try to respond within two months.