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Ottawa Press and Publishing will consider both non-fiction and fiction submissions. As a regional publisher based in Ottawa Canada we are primarily interested in stories about North –Central Canada, although this is not an unbreakable rule. Our primary concern is finding original and compelling stories about Canada.

We will consider most genres, including general interest and academic, historical and biographical. We will review poetry submissions and children’s books, so long as they are honestly books, and not comic strips with some additional words. We will likely not publish cookbooks, motivational books or how-to books.

When making a submission we ask that you give a brief synopsis of your book, along with the market you envision and why you think it should be published. Please do not exceed five hundred words. You may also attach the first 2500 words of your work.

Submit your query to Please have the words Query Letter in the subject headline.

You will receive a same-day-e-mail confirming receipt of your query. You will have an answer within a month.


the OPP Gallery

Based on the idea that regional writing is important and should be supported, the Ottawa Press and Publishing Gallery is a community forum for writers from Ottawa, the Valley, or any place in Ontario where there are as many river and forests as there are roads and buildings.

We will be publishing a new short story each week. If you are a local writer interested in having a story published, please submit here.