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Undertow Publications is a celebrated independent press in Canada dedicated to publishing original and unique genre fiction of exceptional literary merit. Since 2009 we’ve been publishing anthologies, collections, and novellas in hardcover, trade paperback, and eBook formats. Our books have won the Shirley Jackson Award; the British Fantasy Award; and been nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Our “Contemporary Classics” line features highly collectable deluxe hardcovers in limited editions. We are endearingly weird, and proud of it.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Canada Established in 2009

Publication Media

Electronic Publication Electronic Publication 
Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction On Hiatus


Open to a broad Audience.

General GeneralSubgenre: Fabulism.
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Fabulism, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Weird/New Weird.
Novella Novella17,500 - 40,000 words.
Novel Novel40,000 - 42,000 words.
Novel Novel45,000 - 85,000 words.

Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary, Mainstream, Surrealist.


Open to all/most Topics.


Unknown advance + Unknown royalties Unknown advance. Unknown royalties.
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.


Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.

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Last Updated: 12 Apr 2022
Date Added: 01 Jul 2014

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