Stefanie London is Toronto Public Library's Fall Writer in Residence. Writers of romance fiction are invited to submit manuscripts for review and feedback.

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About Stefanie London

Stefanie London

Stefanie London is the USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary romances and romantic comedies. Stefanie’s books have been called “genuinely entertaining and memorable” by Booklist, and her writing praised as “Elegant, descriptive and delectable” by RT magazine. Her stories have earned prestigious awards such as the RT Top Pick and have achieved bestseller status with USA TODAY and iBooks.

Growing up, Stefanie came from a family of women who loved to read. After sneaking several literature subjects into her ‘very practical’ business degree, she got a job in communications. But writing emails for executives didn’t fulfill her creative urges, so she turned to fiction and was finally able to write the stories that kept her mind busy at night.

Originally from Australia, she now lives in Toronto with her very own hero and is currently in the process of doing her best to travel the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, lipstick, romance novels and anything zombie-related.

Submitting Your Manuscript

Manuscripts will be accepted from Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Writers of romance fiction are invited to submit manuscripts for review and feedback. The Writer in Residence will meet with the first 35 authors whose manuscripts 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, and only those granted an appointment with Stefanie London will be contacted.

Manuscript submission requirements

For romance fiction, submit only one piece, up to 10 typed pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman, single-sided. Writers may also submit a synopsis of their work of up to 3 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.

Mail or bring your submission to:

For more information, call 416-395-5639.

Toronto Public Library typically hosts two residencies per year.

Writers who have held residencies at the library include Gail Bowen, Chester Brown, Austin Clarke, Karen Connelly, Deborah Cooke, Farzana Doctor, Sarah Ellis, Rabindranath Maharaj, Elizabeth Ruth, Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Schroeder, Allan Stratton, Sugith Varughese, Tim Wynne-Jones, Alissa York, David S. Young and Kim Echlin.