Invisible Publishing is collecting personal essays about life in Prince Edward County, Ontario, by people who live in or have ties to PEC.

We’re looking for submissions that speak to the colour, character, history, and development of Prince Edward County. Have you been on a horn trip or danced at Lakeshore Lodge? Tell us about it! We want to hear from the people who are from The County, who’ve seen it change, who’ve been part of the change, and from people who moved here because of and/or in spite of the change.

This anthology is a chance to collect our thoughts about the place we live, the communities we’re building, and the reasons we call it home. You don’t have to live here to submit, but if PEC feels like home to you, we want your writing.

Please share this call for submissions with your network! It is important that this anthology reflect the true population of PEC. This collection can serve as a platform for voices and stories that are not often shared.

submission details

Submissions should be 500 words or less in length, and can be made online here or in person at the Books and Company front counter, 289 Main Street, Picton.

Include only one submission per person. Collaborative or co-authored pieces are welcomed, and count as “one person” as long as each author only submits the co-authored piece

What do you have to say about PEC? Get creative and submit your work!

DEADLINE FOR submissions

29 JUNE 2018


Inside Prince Edward County is a curated collection of personal essays, edited by Tanya Finestone and Leigh Nash, and illustrated by Nell Casson (who did the fine drawings on this page!), scheduled for release in June 2019 by Invisible Publishing.

Please note: There is no definitive compensation for contributors at this time, beyond a complimentary copy of the published collection. Options are being explored to remedy that, but those are not certain. If funds become available for payment per contribution, you will be contacted via email to ask for payment information.

All royalties from sales of Inside Prince Edward County will be donated to the Prince Edward Learning Centre.


We’re a not-for-profit publisher of fine Canadian literature based right here in Picton, ON. Learn more!

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