We are currently not accepting submissions for purposes other than POD.
Thank you for your interest in Wynterblue Publishing. These guidelines are
provided to assist you in the preparation and submission of manuscripts for
If you have written a manuscript and would like to submit it to Wynterblue,
please adhere to these guidelines. Please query us first by using the
link. Include a brief description of your story including the word
count and genre of the manuscript. Wynterblue Publishing authors are fully
involved in the publication process until typesetting, as well as with the
marketing of the book.
Submitting a Query to Wynterblue
1. Do not send us your manuscript as an attachment unless we specifically
request it. We will not open attachments. We prefer email queries. Email queries
will be answered within one week of receipt. Please use the form on the Contact
Us page to send your query.
2. In your query please include the following information:
Please tell us about you:
What uniquely qualifies you to write on your subject?
What would you like to accomplish by having this material published?
What experience do you have writing other books or materials?
What kind of book promotions are you ready to undertake?
3. Tell us about your manuscript:
Who is the primary audience for your material? Secondary?
In what ways will your material be helpful to the audiences you identified?
Comparing your manuscript to other published books, how and why is your idea
different and better?
What kind of promotions do you think will be particularly effective for you and
Manuscript Submission Form & Content:
When you are requested to do so, please submit your manuscript in the best
editorial form possible. Editorial form consists of rules or guidelines that a
publisher observes to ensure clear and consistent presentation of written
Editorial form includes uniform use of such elements as:
punctuation and abbreviations
construction of tables
selection of headings
citation of references
presentation of statistics
as well as many other elements that are a part of every manuscript.
Hard Copy Submissions:
When requested, please submit a hard copy of your manuscript with the following
guidelines in mind. Preferred hard copy submission formats should include the
A one-page summary
An author resume including a list of all published works.
Author contacts for possible book endorsements.
The book's Table of Contents, first chapter and two other sample chapters taken
A self-addressed, stamped return envelope (Mandatory).
We cannot be responsible for original art or photos submitted with manuscripts
and prefer only clear copies be sent.
Submissions must be typed, double-spaced
and printed. We will not review faded or hard to read copies.
Type size and font should be 12 pt Times New Roman.
Please do not submit material return receipt requested or registered as waiting
in Post Office lines is very time consuming. These submissions will not be
All authors must be able to provide their manuscript in a PC-compatible format
using a standard word processing program.
Please remember that while we review many manuscripts, we only have so much time
in one day. Manuscripts will be dealt with on a first come basis. We recognize
that from an author's point of view, this process may seem unfair, but we
promise that we will give all submissions appropriate consideration. Please do
not call or email us to request the status of your manuscript. We regret that
this process can be very slow, but review of manuscripts can only be done time
A hard copy of all proposals must be mailed to the address below
AFTER they are
requested by the editor in response to a query.
Send all hard copy submissions to:
PO Box 868
North Bay ON
What we will do after receiving your query:
Step 1: We will ask for a hard copy of your manuscript and read it carefully. We
will work closely with you to make that manuscript saleable which means,
bluntly, that you must not assume that your words are written in gold and cannot
be changed or re-written.
Step 2: If the manuscript has completed the requirements involved with Step 1,
we will write or call with comments and questions that may allow us to go to the
next step: a limited contract.
Step 3: If projected sales from the limited contract are reached it will be
renewed on a continual basis depending on sales and market conditions.