Manuscript Submission Guidelines

The Writer in Residence program is designed to provide individual feedback on manuscript submissions. Please review the following guidelines before submitting your manuscript.  

Submissions should be typed, single-sided and double-spaced in 12 point type or larger.

The following list indicates the maximum length of submission for each type of work.

Non-fiction 25 pages, and an outline
Articles 2 pieces, up to 2,000 words each
Fiction 25 pages, and a brief plot synopsis
Short stories 25 pages
Writing for children 25 pages, and a brief plot synopsis
Poetry 12 pages

For genres not covered by the above, the Writer in Residence will use his/her own judgment.

We accept manuscripts in paper form only.  Manuscripts should be dropped off in person or mailed to:

Memorial Park Library
1221 – 2nd Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0W5

Please include your full name, telephone number(s), your email address and library card number.

Manuscripts are only accepted during an active Writer in Residence term. Manuscripts may be submitted after September 1, 2013.

Consultation appointments will be made at a time that is convenient for both the writer and the Writer in Residence. Memorial Park Library staff will phone to set up appointments.

You will need to have a current Calgary Public Library card to participate in this program. Cards can be obtained or renewed at any branch of Calgary Public Library.

The Library will take every precaution with the manuscripts but cannot be responsible for accidental loss or damage.