In addition to our regular process, we currently have a special call for submissions: GAY BOOK LOVERS UNITE, with guest jurors Gwen Benaway, Helen Chau Bradley, jia qing wilson-yang, and Kama La Mackerel. The selected finalist will get a fall 2017 book deal and $500.
If you are residing in so-called canada, read the guidelines and submit here.
You can also donate to support others who wish to submit.
Metonymy Press general submission guidelines
We are currently accepting submissions (guidelines below). Please note that given our limited capacity, it may take several months to hear back from us. We accept simultaneous submissions, just let us know if your work does get accepted somewhere else prior to hearing back from us.
Metonymy is a Montreal-based press that publishes literary fiction and nonfiction by emerging writers.
We try to reduce barriers to publishing for authors whose perspectives are underrepresented in order to produce quality materials relevant to queer, feminist, and social justice communities.
Metonymy publishes work that transgresses boundaries, undermines the status quo, and sustains those on the margins. If you have a writing project that would be a good fit, we want to hear about it!
Submissions of literary fiction and nonfiction geared at an adult audience will be prioritized, but we’re interested in looking at whatever you’ve got! (Please don’t send us full manuscripts as a first step, though.)
Please include the following in your submission:
Please send proposals electronically (pdf format is best) to: email@example.com. Emails should be addressed to the Metonymy Press co-publishers, with “book submission” clearly stated in the subject line.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!
Metonymy values feedback from everybody in our networks. If you do not have a book proposal to submit but want to make suggestions about authors, topics, and genres of literature you’d like to see us publish in the future, please share! We really want to keep gay book lovers satisfied.