Submissions Guidelines

Submissions Guidelines

Is there a legal case that you can’t get out of your head? Do you wish that someone would write a book about it? Are you that someone?

Irwin Law is proud to announce the launch of a new trade imprint, Delve Books, that will focus on providing insightful analysis into influential law cases that have shaped Canadian culture and society. We are open to interesting ideas that fall within the imprint’s focus. Our books will be aimed at the general trade audience — readers who are interested in the impact of the law on their lives, but who may not necessarily have a legal background.

We welcome and encourage submissions in all areas of law. Delve Books is looking for writers who are able to offer a fresh perspective and critical analysis on the cases that “you thought you knew.”

Please submit your proposal outlining your topic of interest and the implications of the relevant legal decisions on Canadian law and society.

For more information about what should appear in your proposal and how to submit, please direct your inquiries to:

Lesley Steeve, Senior Editor
Irwin Law Inc.
206 – 14 Duncan St.
Toronto, ON M5H 3G8
t: 416.862.7690 x229
e: lsteeve [at] irwinlaw [dot] com

Supporting Diversity and Equity

Delve Books stands in support of marginalized communities. Our staff comprises a group of individuals who are angered and saddened by the long-standing violence, injustice, and discrimination against Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Colour; those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+; and those from other under-represented communities. As a company in an industry known for its homogeneity, we are pushing to diversify our author list and our content so that our books are able to speak to, for, and about all Canadians. We are collectively and individually taking proactive steps to do more to promote equity and fairness, both in our work and in our personal lives.

We especially welcome submissions by writers who are Black, Indigenous, LGBTQIA2S+, or living with disability, as well as People of Colour or members of other racialized and marginalized groups, as well as all submissions that address the important issues of equity and inclusion. Please note that while you are welcome to disclose whether you are a member of a marginalized community, there is no requirement to do so.