LLP publishing programWe are glad to receive queries from Canadian citizens and permanent residents interested in submitting an original fiction or non-fiction manuscript.
We publish in print and electronic formats, and we normally buy world rights.
We have a particular interest in short books and distinctive authorial voices, and we're interested in knowing if there's a market for a book.
Literary quality is our main criterion. However, we are a small press publishing about 10 titles a year, including work in French and work in translation. We therefore have to be extremely selective and can publish only a fraction of the quality manuscripts we receive.
Please note that we cannot offer an opinion of your submission, nor of what other houses might wish to publish, and we cannot facilitate your submission elsewhere.
In fiction, only novels and novellas will be considered.
For non-fiction, in the LLP Singles series of short essays, manuscripts should be 16,000 - 25,000 words. We also consider longer works of trade non-fiction. You can consult the Canada Council's definition of literary non-fiction here to see if your title would be considered eligible for funding.
In translations, we have many in the works, but can still consider submissions for 2020.
LLP does not publish: poetry, romance, historical fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, cartoons, collections of essays or interviews, books for young people, and previously published work. Because of funding criteria, we do not publish reprints.
How do you know if your book is right for LLP – and LLP is right for you? Read more on this website, familarize yourself with books page and read some of the books we have published.
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