Fitzhenry & Whiteside is an independent publisher based in Canada that specializes in history, biography, poetry, sports, photography, reference, and children's and young adult books.

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Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd. Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

195 Allstate Parkway
Markham, ON
L3R 4T8

Phone: (905) 477-9700

Fax: (905) 477-9179

Submitting Your Work to Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd.

Before submitting to Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd.

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 Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd. by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd. 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 Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd. guidelines:

Adult Trade

Please submit all queries and manuscript proposals by mail; because of the volume and time frames to process submissions please submit no more than ten pages of work, and submissions will not be returned. Manuscript proposals should contain an overview of the work, with a list of contents, and representative samples (preferably part of one chapter). Also, a current cv. Please do not send complete manuscripts and send submissions for different books one at a time.

Children’s Books

We are no longer accepting manuscripts for board books, narrative poetry, seasonal stories or books designed to be a series. Nor are we interested in manuscripts written to convey a lesson or a moral. It is recommended that prospective authors visit a library or bookstore to familiarize themselves with the kinds of books we publish.

Submission Guidelines Details for Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd.

Market Type: Book

Contact: Sharon Fitzhenry (adult books); Christie Harkin (children's books)


Accepts: Children's picture books, middle grade, non-fiction, poetry, young adult

Multiple Submissions: Yes

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