Metonymy Press
PO Box 143 BP Saint Dominique
Montréal, QC
H2S 3K6


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Canadian bookstores and other wholesale requests: and please see our Bookmanager page.

US bookstores and other wholesale requests, please see our Small Press Distribution page or contact:

Small Press Distribution
1341 Seventh Street
Berkeley, CA 94710-1409
Phone: 510-524-1668
Toll-free: 800-869-7553

All other sales inquiries: or visit our shop page.

For submissions, see below.

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; however, please 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:

  • An introductory letter describing what you as an author can bring to the table, and what audience your book aims to reach. We do not require previous publishing experience (in fact, we are explicitly committed to supporting new writers), but we are interested in knowing if you have an existing network to tap into, a blog we can look at, research in a particular field, experiential knowledge, training, or anything else that you think will help propel the success of your book.
  • A short summary or outline of the proposed project (including estimated final word count, table of contents if appropriate, and stage of manuscript completion)
  • A sample of the work (e.g., chapter or section, around five pages, maximum 1500 words)

Please send proposals electronically (pdf format is best) to: 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.