Thank you for thinking of ECW Press! We proudly publish an eclectic list of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction — but we don’t publish in every category under the sun. Before sending in your proposal, please familiarize yourself with our recent titles to see if your book fits with our publishing program. We are committed to publishing diverse voices and experiences. 

Note: ECW accepts fiction and poetry submissions by Canadians only; there are no citizenship restrictions on writers submitting non-fiction.

Please send your proposal to and include:

  1. A cover letter explaining what your book is about and why you think it’s a good fit with ECW.

  2. A brief bio, including your city of residence, and publication history.

  3. A sample of the manuscript. For poetry, approximately 10–15 pages. For fiction and non-fiction, 15–25 pages. For non-fiction, please also send an outline of the entire work.

  4. Suggested marketing ideas.

We heartily prefer electronic submissions; sending by email will save you time, resources, and money. Win-win! We prefer .doc or .docx format, but accept text in the body of your email or PDFs.

We read and consider each submission we receive, but it does take some time. Do not resubmit the same proposal multiple times; repeated attempts will be ignored. We thank you for your patience.

If you are submitting a Pop Classics proposal, specific guidelines can be found here.


Meet the Acquiring Editors 

Jack David
David Caron
Michael Holmes
Susan Renouf
Laura Pastore