On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, Canadian writers from coast to coast are invited to pitch their unpublished and polished manuscripts as part of #CanLitPit (Canadian Literature Pitch). Using the hashtag #CanLitPit as well as manuscript specific age and genre hashtags, writers will be able to post their pitches between 10 AM and 10 PM to be reviewed by a number of established publishers and literary agents. If a writer’s pitch receives a “like” (heart button) from a participating publisher or literary agent, a writer should submit their manuscript following that publisher or literary agent’s guidelines.
One of the many participating publishers is Turnstone Press. Learn more about Turnstone below!
About Turnstone Press
Founded in a Winnipeg pub in 1976 to publish chapbooks by Manitoba poets, Turnstone Press has become one of the most highly regarded book publishers in western Canada, publishing not only poetry but also fiction, literary criticism, and non-fiction. In 1998 Turnstone Press launched Ravenstone Books, an imprint dedicated to mysteries, thrillers, and noir fiction. Turnstone Press is committed to our literary and cultural role in Manitoba and Canada and our mandate reflects this. We publish only Canadian authors or landed immigrants, we strive to publish a significant number of new writers, to publish in a variety of genres, and to publish 50 percent Manitoba writers and/or books with Manitoba content. At Turnstone Press we pride ourselves on taking chances with new writers and we’ve had our share of successes doing so. Turnstone Press has launched the careers of many Canadian writers, including Di Brandt, John Gould, Lawerence Hill, Sylvia Legris, Margaret Sweatman, and Armin Wiebe. Our books and authors have won or been nominated for Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, The Giller Prize, the Leacock Prize, IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, The Lambda Awards, The Rogers Trust Prize, The Relit Awards, and numerous regional awards. Despite the risk inherent in publishing new Canadian literary writing, Turnstone Press remains committed to pursuing and promoting new, thought-provoking authors and books. Canadian writing has never been more exciting, and Turnstone Press is proud to have been a part of its history and keenly looks forward to the future.
Where You Can Find Them on Twitter:
Connect with Turnstone by following them at @turnstonepress.
What Turnstone Press will be Looking for During #CanLitPit:
For Turnstone: poetry, literary fiction, and nonfiction
For Ravenstone, our genre imprint: literary mysteries, speculative fiction, thrillers, noir, fantasy
According to Turnstone Press, what makes a great pitch?
An idea that catches our attention!
Have you read any books from Turnstone Press? If so, what is your favourite?