Palimpsest Press

Kingsville, ON

Palimpsest Press is committed to discovering and fostering new talent, supporting established writers, and ensuring our trade books are well-distributed and kept in print. They publish original poetry, literary non-fiction and criticism, and collectible limited editions. Palimpsest are national in scope and not limited to one style of writing or one genre. It is their belief that a vital role of small presses is to build and support literary communities and to create audiences.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

Now Or Never Publishing

Vancouver, BC

Now Or Never Publishing was formed in 2005 to better serve the Canadian urban voice. To that end, they publish both new and previously published authors from across the country.

" We may publish prose, but we can still kick your ass.™ "

To learn more about Now or Never, read our profile.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

Nightwood Editions

Gibsons, BC

Nightwood Editions is committed to publishing and promoting the best new poetry, fiction, and non-fiction by writers across Canada. Nightwood strives to publish books that foster a community of writers and readers, and reflect the diversity our country is known for.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales & Distribution: Harbour Publishing
US: Sales & Distribution: Harbour Publishing

NeWest Press

Edmonton, AB

Founded officially in 1979, Edmonton-based NeWest set out to provide better opportunities for young writers in the prairie region, in a publishing industry that was traditionally dominated by central Canadian publishing houses.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

Mansfield Press

Toronto, ON

Formed in 1999, Mansfield Press made its debut into the publishing world in May 2000 with four books of poetry by accomplished writers Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Margaret Christakos, Corrado Paina, and Ann Shin. With a strong focus on poetry, Mansfield Press is dedicated to nurturing a new generation of writers and introducing them to the world. Located in the heart of Toronto’s Little Italy, with strong local community ties, Mansfield Press helps foster the important exchange between writers and readers, whether they meet in person, or on the page.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

Linda Leith Publishing

Montreal, QC

Linda Leith Publishing is a Montreal-based literary house created in 2011 by Blue Metropolis founder Linda Leith. Its publishing programme, which features literary and samizdat work in print and electronic formats for Canadian and international readers, includes cartoons by “the best of the best” of Canadian cartoonists, literary fiction, and a pioneering series of Singles essays.

Leith is also the publisher of Salon .ll., an online literary magazine at www.lindaleith.com

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

Kegedonce Press

Wiarton, ON

Kegedonce Press serves up hot, indigenous, healthy food for the soul 24-7 — all the tasty literary treats you’ve come to expect since 1993. They are a First Nations-owned and operated publisher committed to the development, promotion, and publication of Indigenous Peoples. Their books are beautifully crafted and involve Indigenous Peoples at all levels of production. High quality design, materials, and production are the cornerstone of our aesthetic approach to publishing. While Kegedonce's focus is in poetry and anthologies, they do publish all genres of literary writing.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing

Winnipeg, MB

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing is primarily a literary publisher that publishes under several imprints that include: Scirocco Drama (theatre), The Muses’ Company (poetry), Watson & Dwyer Publishing (Canadian social history), and J. Gordon Shillingford (politics, religion, true crime, biography). The press publishes, on average, 14 titles per year.

To learn more about J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing, read our profile.

 

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution

Invisible Publishing

Marmora, ON

Invisible Publishing is committed to working with writers who might not ordinarily be published and distributed commercially. They work exclusively with emerging and under published authors to produce entertaining, affordable books.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

Insomniac Press

London, ON

Insomniac was founded in 1992, and since that time it has evolved from a poetry chapbook press to a medium-size press that publishes eye-catching non-fiction titles as well as the great fiction and poetry. However, some things remain the same: Insomniac always strives to publish the most exciting new writers it can find. 

The common denominator in Insomniac’s publishing program is its willingness and ability to venture in new directions, both editorially, and in the areas of promotion, marketing, and publicity, all the while maintaining the highest standards.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

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