Writer in Residence

Kevin Hardcastle is Toronto Public Library's Fall Writer in Residence. Short stories writers are invited to submit manuscripts for review and feedback.

About Kevin Hardcastle

Kevin Hardcastle

Kevin Hardcastle is a short story writer from Simcoe County, Ontario. He studied writing at the University of Toronto and Cardiff University. He was a finalist for the 2012 Journey Prize, and his stories have been published widely in Canada and anthologized internationally. Hardcastle’s debut short story collection, Debris, won the Trillium Book Award and the ReLit Award for Short Fiction. His novel, In The Cage, was published to critical acclaim in 2017, and was recently published in translation in France and Germany.

Submitting Your Manuscript

Manuscripts will be accepted from Wednesday, September 18, 2019 to Friday, October 18, 2019.

Writers of short stories are invited to submit manuscripts for review and feedback. The Writer in Residence will meet with the first 20 authors whose manuscript submissions satisfy the requirements below. We regret that the Writer in Residence may not be able to meet with everyone who submits a manuscript. Meetings with the Writer in Residence are by appointment only.

Manuscript submission requirements

For short stories submit only one piece, up to 4000 words or 16 typed pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman, single-sided. Include a cover page with your name, address, email, and telephone number. Material submitted will not be returned so please do not submit originals.

Material submitted will not be returned so please do not submit originals.

Mail or bring your submission to:

For more information, call 416-393-7085.