Most publishers are overwhelmed with unsolicited manuscripts. Less than two percent ever reach publication. There is another option: independent publishing. You can do this, but you can't do it alone. We have compiled some helpful information for your independent publishing journey.

There are a few organizations you should contact to start bringing the pieces together. First of all, you need support. Talk to other authors travelling the same path and get involved in the writing community. Contact the Writers' Guild of Alberta. Membership costs are reasonable, with reduced rates for students and seniors. Members receive a newsletter with information on writing and publishing and a reduced price on workshops.

 Writers' Guild of Alberta

Head Office
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6
Phone: 780.422.8174
Toll Free: 1.800.665.5354
Fax: 780.422.2663 (Attn: WGA)

Southern Alberta Office
505 21st Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2S 0G9
Phone: 403.265.2226