Traditional Reading Period Open - Keep the PSP Editors Reading ALL Summer! - Pownal Street Press

Traditional Reading Period Open – Keep the PSP Editors Reading ALL Summer!

Pownal St. Press

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Dear Creatives and Members of our PSP family, 

We are warmly excited to announce that we are opening our traditional submissions again next month, beginning on the first of June, 2024. 

Although our traditional list is small, it is one that we are proud to present. This Spring, we brought you books that received national recognition including On the Edge of Being and Have You Ever Heard a Whale Exhale? We are looking forward to announcing our Fall traditional list as well, so stay tuned ;).

At Pownal Street, we focus on publishing stories that celebrate diversity in culture and relationships, that connect people to the land, and that tie us closer to our communities. For our traditional list, we are looking for nonfiction, memoir or poetry submissions, that speak with themes from the local to the universal. Currently, we are also actively seeking works of children’s picture books for our Fall 2025 list.  

Pownal Street Press values books with spiritual or self-growth elements. We encourage you to submit works such as narrative-driven memoirs, first person accounts, works with a philosophical question, or any manuscripts that support the human experience.

To submit, please send us a query letter introducing your piece at and attach the work. Please use the subject line, “Traditional.” Submissions for the Pownal Street Press traditional program should be works that are considered complete, not as works-in-process (although we love the messy middle!). 

We will be accepting manuscripts all through the month of June so please submit no later than June 30th, 2024. We can’t wait for all your works to keep us going all summer.

Best of luck and we look forward to the PSP Authors of 2025! 

Pownal Street Press is PEI’s newest publishing house. Women owned and women led, friendly, warm and professional: Pownal Street Press brings an approachable perspective to publishing books. With decades’ of experience, Pownal Street Press Co-Founders, Genevieve Loughlin and Mo Duffy Cobb have extensive publishing backgrounds across editorial, book design, marketing and sales. With distribution through Raincoast Books, Pownal Street Press’ titles have national reach but local heart. For more information about the Press and its books, please visit: