Saturday, September 27, 2008

Surprise and Frustration

As editor of Chronicler Publishing it always surprises and frustrates me that authors make queries and submission without first reading and studying our mandate and guidelines. Invariably we receive queries and submissions that are inappropriate to our publishing program.
If authors would only go to our website where we specifately outline the kind of stories we are looking for, it would save them and us a great deal of time.
We try to be fair and honest with writers because we have been their.
I am an author who has several novels published and available through online booksellers. Our mandate as a book publisher is Print On Demand, but we do not publish on demand. As a matter of fact, we are very circumspect in what we choose to publish, so we urge authors to be the same in their submissions to Chronicler Publishing.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Fall has certainly arrived in this neck of the woods that are aflame with brilliant colors of yellow, red, mauve and many colors in between.
With Fall comes a new season in publishing and we are busy reading submission as we prepare to choose those stories for our new season.
We are still looking for more historical novels, particularly those that feature Canadian history. We are interested in young adult and juvenile novels. To date, few worthwhile ones have crossed our desk.
We are looking at several adult novels that feature events in Canadian history, but we have not made our choices yet.
If you are interested, please check out our website:
If you are not a writer, perhaps you are a reader; we do features some interesting historical novel in our bookstore.