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Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to Black Moss Press. Please review our guidelines below.

We are taking submissions for the following:

  • Poetry
  • Non-fiction manuscripts for memoirs and/or creative non-fiction
  • Please submit, by email, a single copy of each of the following:

We are NOT taking submissions for the following:

  • Historical Fiction
  • How-To Books
  • Self-Help Books
  • Children’s Books – picture/middle-grade/young adult
  • Graphic Novels

To submit, we require:

  • A short biography including citizenship and residence (no more than one page).
  • A short synopsis of your submission. (Themes, main ideas, etc.).
  • A list of previously published work, reviews, etc. (no more than two pages).
  • Why you believe your submission is important (no more than one page).
  • What you would do to help us promote the book and where you believe it would sell (no more than one page).
  • Your contact information including mailing address, phone number, email address and author social media links.
  • For poetry, please submit no more than 10 poems (no more than 10 pages total) from the manuscript.
  • For all other submissions, please submit a one-page outline of the manuscript and the first 15 pages of the manuscript itself.
  • A current, high-resolution photo of yourself.


  • We only take submissions from Canadian authors.
  • We are now only taking electronic submissions.

For submissions, or if you have any further questions, please send an email with your attachments to:

It will take approximately 3 to 6 months before you receive a response. Be patient, and don’t let time discourage you.

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