Call for Submissions: Mulcahy Publishing Initiative

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 4:15pm to Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Orillia Museum of Art and History is currently accepting submissions for the Mulcahy Publishing Initiative. 
Launched in 2018, the Initiative is named in honour of the Mulcahy family, who have been active members of the Orillia community for generations. In recognition of their generous and long-time support of OMAH as the cultural and heritage hub of the Orillia area, the Mulcahy Publishing Initiative seeks to support local writers and add to public knowledge of local history by facilitating the publication of one new local history book per year. 
Each year, OMAH will accept submissions for books about or involving the history of this area. Submissions will then be evaluated and one may be selected for publication. The author of the selected book will receive help from OMAH staff and volunteers in preparing the book for publication, and OMAH will pay the costs of printing a limited run of the book, as well as distributing and promoting the book and hosting a book launch. 
Only completed works will be eligible for the Mulcahy Publishing Initiative. Proposals for unfinished works will not be considered. Eligible books for the Initiative include not only non-fiction but also historical fiction, children’s books, and art and poetry collections with a historical theme. To be eligible for this Initiative, books must also be set in what are now the City of Orillia, the Townships of Severn, Ramara, and Oro-Medonte, and/or Chippewas of Rama First Nation.
The deadline for submitting your work is January 15, 2020.
If you or someone you know might be interested in submitting work to this Initiative or are otherwise interested in getting involved, see details on OMAH’s website.
For guidelines on how to submit your proposal and what to include in your proposal, see below.
For a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Initiative, see below.
Thanks for your interest, and best of luck!
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