How to submit a manuscript:


All manuscript submissions must be accompanied by an outline and title page.

Submissions do not have to be completed manuscripts; chapter selections accompanied by an outline are accepted.

The submission must be properly formatted for review.

  • Microsoft Word file
  • Title age (Title, Author, Submission Date)
  • Margin of 1"
  • Font of Ariel, Courier or Times New Roman
  • Font size of 12
  • Double spaced
  • Page header (Title, Author, Page Number)
  • Clear chapter breaks


Submissions can be emailed to:



If preferred, please mail printed submissions to:


Smudge Marks Press Inc.

329, 6556 28 Avenue NW                                                                        Edmonton, Alberta                                                                              Canada                                                                                                          T6L 6N3


Please note that printed manuscripts will not be returned.

Smudge Marks Press Inc.
The following departments are currently accepting manuscript submissions:


  • General Fiction
  • Mystery & Crime
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Thriller & Horror
  • Canadian Content
  • Short Story & Essay Collections