Thistledown Press publishes poetry, literary non-fiction and young adult fiction by Canadian authors.

Thistledown Press



Thistledown Press Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

118 - 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK S7M 0W6

Phone: (306) 244-1722

Fax: (306) 244-1762

Submitting Your Work to Thistledown Press

Before submitting to Thistledown Press

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Thistledown Press by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to Thistledown Press or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Thistledown Press guidelines:

We do not accept unsolicited full-length work of any kind.

We do not accept multiple submissions.

We are accepting:

  • Works of fiction (novels and short story collections). We do not publish romance, science fiction, horror, westerns or fiction in verse. Submission dates are August 1 through November 30.
  • Collections of poetry (single-author collections only) Please review our previous poetry titles to see what interests us. We do not publish cowboy poetry, inspirational poetry, or poetry for children. Submission dates are December 1 through February 28.
  • Books for teen readers (YA novels). We are looking for full-length fiction. Please review our previous YA award winners to see what interests us. We do not publish picture books or poetry collections for teens. Submission dates are October 1 through January 1.
    We are not accepting Juvenile fiction manuscripts at this time.
  • Works of literary nonfiction (single-author collections only). We focus on writing that explores natural history where human connections and relationships to nature are dominant. We do not publish works written for academic audiences or scientific communities. Submission dates are January 1 to April 30.

Submission Guidelines Details for Thistledown Press

Market Type: Book

Contact: Allan Forrie, Publisher


Accepts: Literary, poetry, non-fiction, short story collections, young adult

Multiple Submissions: No

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