Mandate / Objectives
Since it began in 1993, Kegedonce Press has been committed to the development, promotion, and publication of the work of Indigenous writers nationally and internationally.
We strive to foster the creative cultural expression of Indigenous Peoples through the publication of beautifully crafted books which involve Indigenous Peoples in all levels of production and by supporting activities which promote Indigenous literary development and the development of Indigenous publishing.
Kegedonce Press is a Native owned and operated company based at Neyaashiinigmiing, on the traditional territory of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. We are committed to our guiding vision of publishing and promoting works of the Indigenous writers and supporting the enterprise of Indigenous artists, graphic illustrators, designers, editors, printers and others in related fields.
Kegedonce Press is one of only three established Aboriginal publishers in Canada, and one of only two that publishes Aboriginal writers as general practice (the other specializes in Métis writing). We are the only Aboriginal publishing company in Ontario, the only Aboriginal publisher committed to publishing poetry, and the only one with a commitment and experience in developing international markets.
Aboriginal Book Submissions and Manuscripts
Kegedonce Press, a Native owned and operated publishing company based at Neyaashiinigmiing, seeks manuscripts for consideration for inclusion in our future publishing programme. We are looking for poetry, fiction, drama, creative non-fiction, graphic novels, and children's books by Aboriginal writers from Canada. Writers whose work has never been published are strongly encouraged to submit their work to literary journals and anthologies before seeking publication of a full manuscript.
- We do NOT accept simultaneous submissions *or unsolicited manuscripts.
- Contact us, by surface mail or email ( info -AT- kegedonce.com ) before sending any manuscript.
- Unsolicited manuscripts WILL NOT be reveiwed.
- Emailed sample submissions WILL NOT be reviewed.
- Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned - they will be recycled.
- Do not send originals of any material.
- Please Allow up to 6 months for Review Process
Please do include:
- letter of enquiry
- writing sample (no more than 20 pages)
- bio (indicating Aboriginal affiliation)
- list of publications
- a self-addressed, stamped envelope (if you would like your material returned)
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Returns: Books may be returned for credit three months after the invoice date, and within twelve months of the invoice date, provided that they are in resaleable condition and free of retailer’s stickers. All returns must be properly packaged and sent prepaid to the Lit DistCo address.
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