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.

  3. How long do I have to wait for a response about my submission?

    Given the high number of submission we receive, our response times vary from 12 weeks to 24 weeks. For more information please refer to our How to Submit page.

  4. What type of books does Turnstone Press publish?

    Turnstone Press publishes literary fiction, literary non-fiction, and poetry. Our RAVENSTONE BOOKS imprint publishes mysteries, thrillers and noir fiction. For more information please refer to our How to Submit page.

  5. Do I need to have been published elsewhere before I submit my manuscript?

    While we publish a significant number of first books, having publication credits in literary magazines is something we look for in a writer's CV.

  6. Where can I buy Turnstone Press books?

    We prefer that you support your local independent bookstore. It that isn't possible or convenient, books can be purchased on this website.

  7. How can I receive a Turnstone Press catalogue?

    The easiest way to learn about our books is to browse our website. We have over three hundred titles in print. For booksellers, we currently use Catalist as out digital catalogue system. You can visit our Catalist page HERE.

  8. I am a book reviewer. How can I get a review copy?

    Please refer to our REVIEW COPY REQUEST PAGE for this information

  9. I am a university instructor/professor. How can I get a desk or examination copy?

    Please refer to our DESK COPY REQUEST PAGE for this information

  10. How do I contact a Turnstone Press author?

    For privacy reasons we never release author contact information, so please address any correspondence to the author in the care of Turnstone Press Ltd. For example, if you wish to contact an author, address your letter and insert the name of the author you wish to contact:

    [Insert Author Name Here] 
    c/o Turnstone Press Ltd.
    Artspace Building
    206-100 Arthur Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Canada R3B 1H3

    We will also forward emails addressed to authors. Please put the author's name in the subject line and type your message into the body of the email. Please do not include attachment(s)-these will not be forwarded and will be deleted. Please contact us HERE.

  11. How do I get more information about Turnstone Press authors?

    If you can't find what you need to know on this website, some of our AUTHORS have websites . If you still need information fill out your request HERE.

  12. I need permission to reproduce or photocopy a part of a Turnstone Press book. Who do I contact?

    Please fill out our permission request form HERE.

  13. How can I get a job in book publishing? Are you hiring?

    Turnstone Press is not a large company. We hire staff when required and we use freelancers occasionally. You may send your resume with a cover letter stating the type of position you are seeking and salary your expectations, to:

    Associate Publisher
    Turnstone Press Ltd.
    Artspace Building
    206-100 Arthur Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Canada R3B 1H3

    We will keep your resume on file for three months and contact you if a suitable position opens. No telephone calls, faxes, or emails please.

  14. What is a Turnstone?

    A Turnstone is a small, short-legged shorebird about seven inches in length. It has a short dark bill, which has a slight upturn on the lower mandible, which it uses to turn over stones in search of insects, crustaceans, and molluscs. The Turnstone comes in two varieties: the Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) and the Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala)

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206-100 Arthur Street

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

R3B 1H3


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