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Coach House Books
alana@chbooks.com
  • Type of organization
    press
  • Phone
    (416) 979-2217
  • Web address
  • Statement
    We receive several hundred submissions per year and accept only ten or so. Poet Bob Cobbing says, ‘The only excuse for being a poet today is to add to the quality of poetry, to add a quality which was not there before.’ We agree. We are interested in work that reconsiders or pushes against convention. If you would like to submit, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the books on our list to make sure that you are a good fit. It sure won’t hurt your case to show that you know what we do and that you support it – maybe even by buying a book!
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    no
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Alana Wilcox
  • Contact title
    Editorial Director
  • Publishes
    fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation
  • Focus
    Innovative/experimental fiction and poetry by Canadian authors.
  • Recent Awards Received
    Scotiabank Giller Prize, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, Governor General's Literary Award, Believer Book Award
  • Representative authors
    Christian Bok, André Alexis, Lisa Robertson
  • Submissions policy
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    6 - 8 months
  • Author Payments
    royalties, cash
  • Number of paid staff
    4
  • Number of unpaid staff
    0
  • Distributors
    Consortium Book Sales and Distribution and SPD
  • E-distributors
    Consortium Book Sales and Distribution
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    20
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    150
  • ISBN Number
    1-55245
  • Number of Books Published per Year
    16
  • Titles in Print
    225
  • Average Print Run
    1,200
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book
    15
  • Average Price per e-Book
    12