fine. press is an independent publisher of full-length collections of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and visual art collections. We aim to publish books that experiment, provoke, and engage with humour and heart.

Submission guidelines

We’re currently open for submissions from October 4, 2021 – January 4, 2022. If you’d like to submit, please feel free to send over the following items in a single PDF file:

  • Short cover letter, including contact information (email, phone, mailing address)
  • Brief personal bio
  • CV listing your previous publications/exhibitions, if applicable
  • For fiction and poetry, a synopsis of your manuscript; for non-fiction, graphic novels, and art collections, a brief book proposal
  • 15-page sample of your manuscript/proposed work

Simultaneous submissions are cool with us, please just let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. We especially encourage women, Indigenous writers/artists, writers/artists of colour, LGBTQ writers/artists, and writers/artists with disabilities to submit.

We’ll do our best to respond to all submissions within three-to-four months of the submission period closing. If we’d like to request a full manuscript, we’ll ask to see more.

Selected manuscripts will receive a $600 CAD publishing contract, 15% royalties and promotion by fine. press

Please send all submissions to with the subject line:
Submission / [book type — Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel, etc.] / [Submission title]

If you have any questions or an idea for a book that doesn’t fit with the above, please send ‘em to

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Editorial Board

Dina Del Bucchia is the author of the short story collection, Don’t Tell Me What to Do, and four collections of poetry: Coping with Emotions and Otters, Blind Items, Rom Com (written with Daniel Zomparelli), and It’s a Big Deal!  Her new chapbook, Douche Process, is available online at

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Ivanna Baranova is the author of CONFIRMATION BIAS (Metatron Press, 2019) . Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming with Asphalte Magazine, Cixous72, Jubilat, Peach Mag, Prism International, Room, and elsewhere. She currently helps with communications at The Poetry Project.

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Hiller Goodspeed is a Florida-born, Vancouver-based artist and illustrator. He had two collections of comics published in 2018 and has self-published dozens of zines and booklets. His latest book is Pond Life (Perfectly Acceptable Press, 2021). When not illustrating, Hiller works as a librarian assistant at Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC’s Vancouver campus, where he fosters his appreciation for ephemera and antiquarian materials.

Find him @hillergoodspeed 

Leanne Dunic is a writer, musician, and author of the genre transgressive projects To Love the Coming End (Book*hug/Chin Music Press 2017) and The Gift (Book*hug 2019). Her latest book is the lyric memoir One and Half of You (Talonbooks, 2021). Leanne’s also the fiction mentor at Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio, the fiction editor at Tahoma Literary Review, and leader of the band The Deep Cove.

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Shazia Hafiz Ramji is the author of Port of Being (Invisible Press, 2018), which was as a finalist for the 2019 Vancouver Book Award, BC Book Prizes, Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and winner of the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her poetry has been a finalist for the National Magazine Awards, nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize, and her fiction recently appeared in the short film, Colour Study, available on CBC Gem. She is currently at work on a novel.

Find Port of Being here.