Foreign Rights

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to our foreign rights page. The titles presented below are all available for foreign languages editions. If you are interested in considering any of our books for translation, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can also download our latest Rights Catalogues.

Kind regards,

Geneviève Lagacé, Rights Manager

Finalist for the Quebec City Creative Writing Award 2021!


L’irrationalité nécéssaire by Jean Désy is named a finalist for the Quebec City Creative Writing Award 2021. The winner will be announced on April 12, 2021.

Since 2004, the City of Québec has joined forces with the Salon international du livre de Québec (SILQ) by awarding grants as part of a creative writing contest. The SILQ continues its commitment by assuming the coordination and promotion of this activity. Together, they aim to highlight the excellence and exceptional talent of authors from the metropolitan community, to develop a sense of belonging to the community and to promote career development. In addition, the two partners wish to energize the literary milieu, raise public awareness of local creation and promote local authors.

NEW Spring 2021 Rights Catalogue!


It’s time to celebrate! Canadian winter is almost over and our new Spring 2021 Catalogue is here. Check it out and discover the unique and refreshing voices of our authors this season.

As part of a virtual 2021 Spring fair, I will be hosting meetings with international publishers from March 22 to April 9. There are still some time slots available and I invite you to contact me directly if you wish to make an appointment. I am looking forward to seeing you and sharing all these new stories with you.

Geneviève Lagacé, Rights Manager

MIFA 2021: La grosse laide listed in Quebec’s pre-selection


Marie-Noëlle Hébert’s La grosse laide (My Body In Pieces) was selected by Québec BD to be one of the four Quebec titles submitted in the pre-selection to the Annecy International Animation Film Market (MIFA) committee. The MIFA will choose a single work to represent Quebec at the Festival in June 2021. Fingers crossed!

After more than 60 years of history, the Festival is considered one of the most important events worldwide in the animation industry. Carried out through a virtual platform, it’s the perfect occasion for professionals and studios from all over the world to meet and enjoy the official programmation of the festival, and also to present their original creations.

XYZ now represented by 2 Seas Agency


We are thrilled to announce our new collaboration with 2 Seas Agency. From now on, they will represent our catalogue in the following territories: France, the Netherlands, Germany, World English (excluding Canada), Italy, Portugal and Scandinavia.

Founded in 2011 in California by Marleen Seegers, 2 Seas Agency has managed to implement a new way of selling foreign rights. Thanks to over 25 years of combined experience on both sides of the Atlantic and in Asia, the agency team has an in-depth knowledge of foreign publishing.

Have a look at our titles HERE!

Angoulême’s 2021 International Comics Festival


Éditions XYZ is delighted to participate to Angoulême’s 2021 International Comics Festival starting this Wednesday, January 27 until June 27, 2021. For this 48th edition, the Festival is reinventing itself with an International Rights Market available online.

With a growing number of award-winning graphic novels, aimed at readers from 7 to 77, XYZ’s recent offerings include Simone Simoneau by Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, La grosse laide (My Body in Pieces) by newcomer and instant sensation Marie-Noëlle Hébert, as well as Stephanie Lapointe’s Grand-père et la lune (Grandfather and the Moon), and Jack et le temps perdu (How Jack Lost Time), illustrated respectively by Rogé and Delphie Côté-Lacroix.

For more information about our graphic novels, please feel free to reach out.

Geneviève Lagacé, Rights Manager

Autopsy of a Boring Wife by Marie-Renée Lavoie is on the Canada Reads 2021 longlist!


Autopsy of a Boring Wife by Marie-Renée Lavoie (Autopsie d’une femme plate in French) is on the Canada Reads 2021 longlist. Canada Reads is a « literary Survivor, » with celebrities championing books. Each day, panelists vote to eliminate one book, until a single title is chosen as the title the whole country should read this year. The panelists and the books they choose to champion will be revealed on Jan. 14, 2021. The debates will take place March 8-11, 2021.

Translated by Arielle Aaronson and published in English by House of Anansi Press.

Happy New Year 2021 from Éditions XYZ!


How about turning the page on 2020? We hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring you happiness, health and success! Stay safe and we are looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Frankfurt Book Fair 2020


XYZ is sadly not going to participate in this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Our publishing houses have decided that we need to be cautious with COVID-19 still on the loose. How about you? What are you planning to do?

We missed meeting you in the Spring and with no Frankfurt Book Fair this year we would love to see you digitally. We use Zoom for video calls, but we could try other means too!

I invite you to book an appointment in October with me on my Calendly. I am committed to freeze my mornings for meetings during the first 3 weeks of October, in order to meet with all of you! If we are in the same time zone (or close enough) don’t hesitate to suggest meetings in the afternoon (eastern time).

Hoping to chat with you soon to tell you all about our new and intriguing titles!
Sandra Felteau
Rights Manager

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