Written by Emily Harstone

Douglas & McIntyre: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

Douglas & McIntyre is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent publishers, with books that have won many national and international awards, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. They filed for bankruptcy a number of years ago. Harbour Publishing purchased Douglas & McIntyre at that point.

They specialize in publishing respected non-fiction and literary fiction. They prefer Canadian authors but are open to publishing the work of non Canadians. They have published some of the best known Canadian writers over the years, including Douglas Copeland.

They have good distribution in Canada. They also have distribution in the U.K. and US but they only do extended distribution with some books. So do keep that in mind.

They try to respond to most submissions with an acknowledgment within two months. They publish approximately 20 books a year.

They accept submissions via submittable and the postal system. Browsing their catalog will give you a good feel for what they publish.

To learn more please visit their website here.



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