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Welcome! We are excited to share our new online submission system with you. As with all things new there may be unforeseen hiccups, so please bear with us if you encounter any ghosts in the machine.

Turnstone Press is a literary publisher, located in the heart of the North American continent. We publish Canadian authors and landed immigrants and strive to publish a significant number of new writers, to publish in a variety of genres, and to have a portion of each year's list authored by Manitoba writers and/or books featuring prairie content. We are always looking for titles that reflect the diversity of both Manitoba and Canada and encourage Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers from the LGBTQ2S community and writers with disabilities to send us their work.

We are interested in literary fiction, literary non-fiction—including literary criticism—and poetry. We also publish literary mysteries, thrillers, noir, speculative fiction, and urban fantasy under our Ravenstone imprint.

We do NOT publish young adult, young reader, children’s, romance, horror, cookbooks, self-help, business, family histories or personal memoirs (a.k.a. “life writing”).

Our books cover a range of subjects and styles, so if you are interested in submitting to us, we recommend you familiarize yourself with recent titles on our list to see if your manuscript might be a fit for our publishing program.

Currently Seeking

While we remain open to receiving our usual interests of literary fiction, literary non-fiction, and poetry, we'd be pleased to consider the following materials:

  • CliFi (Ravenstone)
  • Environmentally Aware Literary Fiction (Turnstone)
  • Winter-themed Literary Fiction (Turnstone)

We always love to hear from our readers and potentially, new writers, however, as a small press we only have so much time to field calls and queries. What you'll find below are some of the most common questions we get asked. Hopefully, our little FAQ will help answer your questions about Turnstone Press.

  1. How do I submit a manuscript to Turnstone Press?

    Before submitting, please read the detailed instructions on our How to Submit page. Please buy and read Turnstone books and review our catalogue to make sure your manuscript is compatible to our list.

  2. Should I send my whole manuscript of just a sample?

    When submitting digital files of your work please submit the entire manuscript. For detailed instructions please refer to our How to Submit page.

Turnstone Press and our imprint Ravenstone believe in the privacy of our visitors. We only collect information about our users when they register for our website or newsletter, submit a manuscript or make a purchase through our e-store. We have not and will not share any of this information with any third parties. The information provided to us is used solely by Turnstone Press to provide users with information about our products and activities and to enable access to our services. Any individual may request to be removed from our mailing list(s) if they do not wish to receive correspondence from Turnstone Press.

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