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  • Giving Up, Mike Steeves, BookThug
  • Polyamorous Love Song, Jacob Wren, BookThug
  • Light Lights, Julie Joosten, BookThug
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BookThug seeks to publish innovative books of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and drama that extend the tradition of experimental literature.

BookThug’s editorial vision is to enrich and advance the tradition of experimental literature. All manuscripts are evaluated for their artistic merit and their ability to continue the ‘conversation’ about experimental literature. In other words, every manuscript must display an awareness of the intellectual and artistic tradition which preceded it, while then stretching the concepts further, responding to today’s philosophical, scientific, political, and aesthetic environment.

Founded: 2004
Location:
Publisher: 
Jay MillAr
Format: Paperback; E-book; Audio/Video
Books/Year: 18-20
Imprints:
Distributors: In Canada: LitDistCo; In USA: SPD
Average # of Debut Authors/Year: 6
Subscription Price:
Representative Authors: 
Phil Hall, Jacob Wren, Andre Alexis, Lisa Robertson, Julie Joosten, Sandra Ridley, Marianne Apostolides, Steve McCaffery, Chris Eaton, Mike Steeves, Carellin Brooks, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Daniel Karasik.
Poetry editors: Jay MillAr and Phil Hall. Fiction Editor: Malcolm Sutton.

FICTION MANUSCRIPTS should be mailed to:

BookThug
Department of Narrative Studies
Malcolm Sutton, Fiction Editor
466 Clinton Street
Toronto, ON
M6G 2Z4
[for queries email malcolm@bookthug.ca]

POETRY, NON-FICTION AND DRAMA MANUSCRIPTS should be mailed to:

BookThug
ATT: Jay Millar, Publisher
260 Ryding Avenue
Toronto Ontario
Canada M6N 1H5
For queries email: jay@bookthug.ca

2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry for Killdeer by Phil Hall
2012 Trillium Book Award for Killdeer by Phil Hall
2012 Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design awarded to Mark Goldstein for his design of Killdeer by Phil Hall

Awards shortlists:
2012 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist for Killdeer by Phil Hall
2013 Archibald Lampman Award shortlist for Conflict by Christine McNair
2013 City of Ottawa Book Award for Conflict by Christine McNair
2013 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award shortlist for repeater by Andrew McEwan
2014 Archibald Lampman Award shortlist for The Counting House by Sandra Ridley.
2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award shortlist for Light Light by Julie Joosten
2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry shortlist for Light Light by Julie Joosten.
2015 Trillium Book Award for Poetry shortlist for THOU by Aisha Sasha John

Globe and Mail Top Book of the Year for 2014: Polyamorous Love Song by Jacob Wren
National Post Book of the Year for 2013: Chris Eaton, a Biography by Chris Eaton
Toronto Star Book of the Year for 2013: Chris Eaton, a Biography by Chris Eaton
Globe and Mail Top Book of the Year for 2012: Voluptuous Pleasure: The Truth About the Writing Life by Marianne Apostolides

Genres Published: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Plays
Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Electronic Submissions: No
Reading Period: All Year
Response Time: 6 months
Guildelines: bookthug.ca/bookthug-submission-guidelines
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