What's your story?

Canadian voices are wildly diverse, this is why Indian Ink Publishing is committed to promoting CanLit and are primarily invested in publishing the work of Canadian writers.

We are currently accepting completed manuscript submissions for literary fiction, trade fiction, and creative non-fiction from emerging and established writers. We are looking for storytelling that is bold, and has the ability to both unravel the reader and make them feel right at home.

Indian Ink Publishing aims to publish work that represents the diversity present in Canada's cultural fabric. We strongly encourage writers who identify as women, Indigenous, persons of colour, LGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities to submit.

How to submit:

Full manuscripts should be printed on one side on an 8.5 x 11 page with one inch margins on all sides. Text should be size 12 in a legible typeface and double-spaced. Please send only a copy of your manuscript-no originals. If you would like the manuscript returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient Canadian postage.

Submissions should include the following:

  • Cover letter: Please include your full name, address, phone number, email address, title of your manuscript, and completed word count.
  • Brief author biography: Include any previous publications or credentials, if applicable.
  • Brief synopsis of your book: Think of this as the copy on the back of your book
  • Author platforms: Share your ideas on how your book should be promoted and who your intended audience is. Feel free to include your social media handles, blogs, and/or author website, if any.

As a courtesy, please state in your cover letter if this is a multiple submission. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.

We are unfortunately unable to provide feedback on any manuscripts that we do not select for publication.

Submissions that arrive by email will not be opened or accepted.

To produce incredible books, we take time to carefully consider each submission. Please allow up to 18 weeks to receive a response.