PHOENICIA PUBLISHING is interested in words and images that illuminate culture, spirit, and the human experience. We publish poetry, non-fiction, fiction, music, photography and art. A particular interest is on writing and images about travel between cultures — whether literally, through lives of refugees, immigrants, and travelers, or more metaphorically and philosophically — with the goal of enlarging our understanding of one another through universal and particular experiences of change, displacement, disconnection, assimilation, sorrow, gratitude, longing and hope.
We are committed to the innovative use of the web and digital technology in all aspects of publishing and distribution, and to making high-quality works available that would have difficulty being published by traditional means. We work closely with our authors, and are pleased to be able to offer them a larger share of royalties than is possible in traditional publishing.
Phoenicia Publishing is based in Montreal, and is a member of AELAQ, the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec.
Submissions: If you have questions or are interested in submitting a manuscript, please read the guidelines and use the form on the Submissions page.
ELIZABETH ADAMS, publisher, is a writer, editor, graphic designer and artist. A longtime resident of Vermont, she has lived in Montreal since 2005 and is a dual Canadian-American citizen. Her essays have appeared in venues from The Witness to Tikkun to the Montreal Gazette, and she is the author of the 2006 biography, Going to Heaven: The Life and Election of Bishop Gene Robinson (Soft Skull Press, Brooklyn) and the illustrator of a number of books. She is a founder and former co-managing editor of the e-zine qarrtsiluni, and her blog, The Cassandra Pages, has considered questions of culture, arts&letters, nature, and spirit since 2003. Elizabeth is a member of PEN Canada.