Island Studies Press has been publishing Island stories for over thirty-five years. Our mandate is to publish books that speak to the culture, environment, and economy of Prince Edward Island. Our focus is adult non-fiction, both academic and trade, though we also publish the occasional poetry title. As a small regional press, we only publish 2-4 titles a year. Writers are asked to familiarize themselves with existing Island Studies Press titles to ensure our press is a good fit before making a submission.
Please send an outline, along with the full manuscript OR three sample chapters. In your cover letter, please list any past publication credits/awards, why you are uniquely suited to write this book, and the potential audience and markets for the book.
Please send the entire manuscript (no more than 80 pages) along with a cover letter listing any past publication credits/awards.
Please include with your submission:
- A cover letter with your contact information (mailing address, phone number, email), any past publication credits or awards, and a brief description of your manuscript. If this is a simultaneous submission please note this in your cover letter and let us know immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
- Either a sample or the full manuscript. Please double-space non-fiction. Poetry may be single spaced.
Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are unable to provide feedback on manuscripts that are not accepted for publication. Please be patient as it may take up to six months for a reply, as our publications committee meets twice a year.