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Manuscript Submission Guidelines

The Strong Nations publishing team accepts all manuscripts. You do not need to be a published author to be considered - many of our books are published by first time authors.

Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will not take priority in the review process and may not be reviewed at all. Before submitting a manuscript, please review the below guidelines to ensure your submission is reviewed.

We consider manuscripts in the following areas:

  • Indigenous studies and cultural practices
  • multilingual stories
  • children’s books
  • graphic novels
  • non-fiction books (travel, plants, animals, food, art, history, current events etc.)

This is not an all-inclusive list. If you feel your manuscript fits in with Strong Nations Publishing, please submit it to our publishing team.

Guidelines for all submissions:

  • we accept submissions by email if it is 10-pages total. Otherwise, for over 10 pages please submit in hard copy format by mail, or in person only - we do not accept submissions by fax
  • if submitting via email, please attach your 10-page total submission within the email in a separate document, either Word/Pages document or in a PDF format
  • each submission should come with a summary of what the manuscript is about, your contact information, and a brief synopsis about yourself
  • if submitting a manuscript which is of Indigenous content, please provide a brief synopsis about yourself that indicates which territory or nation you are affiliated with
  • submissions should be typed on a computer, double-spaced, and the pages numbered
  • if applicable, please include who your book is targeted for and any marketing ideas you may have
  • if applicable, please indicate if you have, or intend to have, a sequel/series to your submission
  • submissions will not be returned so please do not send us anything you need back or any original artwork

Email submissions:

Mail/hard copy submissions should be addressed to:

Attention: Publishing Team
Strong Nations Publishing Inc.
Suite 1 - 1970 Island Diesel Way
Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5W8, Canada

In-person submissions:

  • when submitting in person, please submit to the front of store person - they will see that the publishing team receives it

Store address:

Strong Nations Publishing Inc.
Suite 1 - 1970 Island Diesel Way
Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5W8, Canada

Our publishing team receives many submissions throughout the year and considers each one carefully, this process can take up to six months. Please do not call or email about the status of your submission, we will contact you. Our publishing team thanks you for your patience!

Thank you! Our publishing team looks forward to reading your submissions.