Annick Press is a proudly independent children’s publisher based in Toronto, Canada. Annick is recognized as one of the most innovative publishers of fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults.
Founded in 1975 by Rick Wilks and Anne Millyard, Annick’s reputation was built on a commitment to literature for youth that reflects the world of the contemporary child. We encourage critical thinking and the development of a child’s inner resources so that, in addition to becoming confident, contributing members of their community, they are also engaged with society at large and their peers around the globe. Most of all, we believe in the power of the joy of reading; we are passionate about ensuring that our books be self-affirming, informative, and fun.
Annick Press publishes dynamic, groundbreaking fiction and nonfiction for children and teens, and our books have been recognized with numerous awards and honours. We strive to create educational, entertaining books that will spark a lifelong love affair with the written word.
Ontario | annickpress.com
Anvil Press is a Vancouver literary press founded in 1991. Now with over thirty years of publishing under their belt, Anvil has firmly established itself as a publisher of progressive, contemporary Canadian literature with a distinctly urban twist.
An award-winning publisher of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, Anvil has become known for its high quality books and unconventional literary work. National and local in its vision, Anvil remains committed to its East Vancouver roots, and doesn’t shy away from work from the wrong side of the tracks.
British Columbia | anvilpress.com
Manitoba | arpbooks.org
Arsenal Pulp Press is a book publisher in Vancouver, Canada with over 400 titles currently in print, which include literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry; books on social issues; gender studies; LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC literature; graphic novels and non-fiction; children's and young adult literature; regional history; alternative crafts; and books in translation. We are interested in literature that engages and challenges readers, and which asks probing questions about the world around us.
Arsenal Pulp Press began in 1971 as Pulp Press, a literary collective that provided a counterpoint to the academic pretensions of Canadian literary publishing at that time. Since then, it has won the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award twice (in 2007 and 2020), and its titles have won numerous Lambda Literary Awards as well as the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Trillium Award, the Amazon First Novel Award, and CBC’s Canada Reads competition.
British Columbia | arsenalpulp.com
At Bay Press is an independent, award-winning publisher. We strive to seek out new work by undiscovered authors and artists and bring their work to light. We are known for original, thoughtful content as well as exceptionally crafted and well designed titles, some of which are constructed by hand.
At Bay Press is a member of the Association of Canadian Publishers, Association of Manitoba Book Publishers, the Literary Press Group, the Fine Press Book Association and the Canadian Book Binders and Book Artists Guild.
We are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Manitoba | atbaypress.com
Baraka Books is a Quebec-based English-language book publisher specializing in creative and political non-fiction, history and historical fiction, as well as fiction. Their belief is that books are a haven of freedom and that they remain the foremost vector for change. The word baraka is used in many languages and cultures and, depending on the language, can mean blessing, wisdom, luck, and more. Inspired by this multilingual and cross-cultural word, Baraka Books is committed to providing English-speaking readers in Canada and elsewhere with ideas, points of view, and creative works that might otherwise be overlooked because of cultural or linguistic barriers.
Quebec | barakabooks.com
Bayeux Arts Inc. is an independent publishing house located in Calgary, Alberta. It produces between six and ten titles per year and is about to commence publication of graphic novels and Spanish-language translations of its YA titles and others. The company’s list tends to reflect the individual tastes and interests of its founders, and those of its talented and youthful editors. Bayeux remains committed to producing books of beauty that build bridges across cultures. As its name was intended to suggest, the artistic nature of its books represents the cornerstone of its publishing program. Their list is deliberately eclectic and contains books that other publishers often shy away from. They publish these books because they deserve publication and because they deserve to be read.
Alberta | bayeux.com
Between the Lines is a social movement press founded in 1977. We publish nonfiction books that expose and challenge oppression in our society. We aim to amplify the struggles of Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities; migrants; women; queer folks; and working-class people. BTL is proudly left-wing and the books we publish reflect our activist roots and our commitment to social justice struggles. BTL authors are academics, journalists, artists, and activists—all our authors hope their books will spark political and social change. As a product of New Left radicalism, BTL embodies the cooperative and democratic ideals of its founders. BTL has no boss, no individual owner; we are run by a small group of staff and a dedicated volunteer editorial committee. Decisions on what we publish are made by consensus. We publish books not to seek profit, but to archive and promote struggles for a better world, challenge the mainstream, and offer readers new perspectives on critical political issues.
Ontario | btlbooks.com
Biblioasis is a literary press based out of Windsor, Ontario, committed to publishing the best poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in beautifully crafted editions. Biblioasis has a popular International Translation series, which translates important works of literature from its native language into English.
Closer to home is Biblioasis’ Renditions series, which brings back great works of Canadian Literature that have long been out of print. Featured titles in this series include "Moody Food" by Ray Robertson and "Quickening" by Terry Griggs.
Ontario | biblioasis.com
Once in a blue moon, a story comes along that captures hearts and imaginations. We're a boutique Canadian publishing house that shines a light diverse stories and new voices. We strive to change lives through literature, and have a meaningful impact on our readers through the tales we tell. We are proud members of the Literary Press Group of Canada and the Ontario Book Publishers Organization, and are committed to publishing writing that inspires, encourages, and motivates our readers to make the world a better place.
Ontario | bluemoonpublishers.com
Celebrating adventures in literary publishing since 2004, Book*hug is a radically optimistic Canadian independent literary press working at the forefront of contemporary book culture. Our mandate is to publish innovative and contemporary books of literary fiction, literary nonfiction, literature in translation, and poetry by emerging and established writers. Our mission is to publish work that meaningfully contributes to and reflects culture and society; books that challenge and push at the boundaries of cultural expectations. We are most interested in literary work that is dynamic, bold, challenging, and innovative.
Ontario | bookhugpress.ca
Bookland Press is an independent Canadian publishing house based in Toronto, Ontario. Their interests range from contemporary poetry to beautifully written fiction and creative non-fiction. They attract, select, publish, and promote some of the most exciting and creative Canadian writers of our times. Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, their objective is to create, publish, and distribute exceptional books that are instantly recognizable in Canada and around the world for their spirit, creativity, and literary value.
Ontario | booklandpress.com
Breakwater Books was founded in 1973 to showcase the high quality writing and storytelling that exists in Newfoundland and Labrador. Since their founding, their focus has broadened to include outstanding authors from across Canada, and they occasionally complement their list by acquiring books from foreign publishers.
Breakwater publishes high quality literature in all genres — literary and commercial fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, and children’s books, as well as educational curricula — while continuing to promote culturally significant backlist titles.
Newfoundland and Labrador | breakwaterbooks.com
As one of the few poetry-only publishers in the world and a long-venerated member of Canada’s publishing industry, Brick Books is a hub and a home for poets and lovers of poetry. Our guiding goal is to listen to and amplify urgent voices in poetry, and to do so with kindness and rigour. We aim to stand for and lavish attention upon unquantifiable things, and to make way for perspectives that have been marginalized; we believe in poetry as a space to speak publicly what can’t be said or heard elsewhere.
Our mission is to hold space for poetry in Canada and the world (or, in other words, to champion a hard-to-commodify art form in a capitalist culture!) and to do it with an almost obsessive level of care. We commit to each book by pouring all of our resources into it because poetry is our thing — not a side project to other genres, so we do the very best we can by it.
Ontario | brickbooks.ca
Originally founded by Ruth Linka and Lee Shedden in 2001, Brindle & Glass became the literary imprint of TouchWood Editions in 2013. Brindle & Glass continues to live up to its original mandate to showcase the varied, unique, and homegrown literary talents of Western Canadians. Through literary fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction, B&G offers compelling and relevant stories that represent diverse people and perspectives.
British Columbia | touchwoodeditions.com
Caitlin Press was established in 1977 as a feminist literary press. In the 1980s, Caitlin Press expanded its mandate to that of a BC literary press. By the early 1990s Caitlin had established themselves as the trade publisher of the Central Interior of British Columbia, while continuing to support and publish a wide variety of BC women’s literature. Today Caitlin continues to publish writers who reflect the concerns, culture and history of that part of Canada called the “middle north” which lies between the southern, heavily populated areas and the far north. Caitlin Press publishes culturally significant books, including fiction, non-fiction (both historical and creative), and poetry. Occasionally we will produce a children’s or young adult title.
British Columbia | caitlinpress.com
The Cloudscape Comics Society is a graphic novel publisher centered in Metro Vancouver. Since our founding in 2007, Cloudscape has published over 25 graphic novels and anthologies. Since our founding in 2007, Cloudscape has published over 25 graphic novels and anthologies.
Cloudscape is also an artist collective, made up of over 100 members of the comics community within BC.
As a registered non-profit organization, proceeds from the sales of Cloudscape books go towards providing developing artists with free drawing classes, studio space, a lending library, and a small printing center, as well as delivering public events, talks, demonstrations and even public art, and of course, publishing more books!
British Columbia | cloudscapecomics.com
Ontario | chbooks.com
Conundrum Press was founded in 1996 in Montreal to publish a wide spectrum of under-represented writing and art. Over the next decade they split their list between fiction and graphic novels but also art books and projects that defy any genre. They have been nominated three times for the Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comics Publisher, as well as having a number of authors win national and international awards in fiction and graphic novels. In 2009 Conundrum relocated to Nova Scotia and now focuses exclusively on publishing literary graphic novels from artists across Canada. Their BDANG imprint features Quebec graphic artists in translation and their newly launched Conundrum International imprint brings international graphic artists to a North American audience.
Nova Scotia | conundrumpress.com
Cormorant Books publishes literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as books for young people under the imprint DCB.
The books published by Cormorant and those published under the children’s literature imprint, DCB, have been nominated for hundreds of civic, regional, provincial, national, and international awards, from the Scotiabank Giller Prize to the Neustadt Prize, from the many iterations of the Books in Canada First Novel Award to the Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Kirkus Prize and the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Cormorant Books itself has been nominated nine times for the Libris Award for Small Press Publisher of the Year, and has won it three times.
The company’s dedication to publishing a diversity of voices continues, along with the belief that these voices are worth reading, not just for a small and select audience, but for the largest possible one.
Ontario | cormorantbooks.com
Daraja Press is a not-for-profit radical publisher, based in Québec, Canada, that nurtures reflection, shelters hope and inspires audacity. Daraja is the KiSwahili word for ‘bridge’. As its name suggests, Daraja Press seeks to build bridges, especially bridges of solidarity between and amongst movements, intellectuals and those engaged in struggles for human dignity and a just world. We seek to build upon, develop and support interconnections between emancipatory struggles of the oppressed and exploited across the world.
Daraja Press publishes print books, e-books, pamphlets, campaign materials, and video and audio content and actively encourages cooperation with other publishers. Many of our titles are published in Kenya by Zand Graphics Ltd for distribution at local prices in Eastern Africa.
Quebec | darajapress.com
DC Books embodies a tradition of literary innovation, dissent against convention, and artistic facilitation that is second to none. Their founding editor was Louis Dudek: poet, man of letters, and literary animator.
Their editors presently include the managing editor is the novelist and political essayist, Keith Henderson; the poetry editor is Jason Camlot; and the fiction editor is Kenneth Radu.
Quebec | dcbooks.ca
Established in 1972, Dundurn Press is one of Canada’s largest and leading independent trade publishers. With over 2,300 books in print, Dundurn Press is recognized for producing high quality, award-winning books across multiple genres. We publish books that reflect the world, satisfy curiosity, enlighten, and entertain. We seek to amplify and elevate exceptional Canadian voices to the world, particularly those that have not yet been discovered or have been previously underrepresented in trade publishing. We also aim to make Dundurn Press a home for all readers and writers in our community as we signal a new era for the press by opening a welcoming storefront space in Leslieville, Toronto in 2021. We publish across numerous genres, from literary and genre fiction, to lifestyle, memoir and biography, history and public policy, and middle-grade and teen fiction.
Ontario | dundurn.com
ECW = Entertainment Culture Writing. PW recognized ECW Press as one of the most diversified independent publishers in North America. ECW Press has published more than 1,000 books that are distributed throughout the world and translated into many languages.
Publishing fifty titles per year, their vibrant backlist includes poetry, fiction, hard-edged mysteries, as well as books on music, film and TV, politics, wrestling, sports, biography, true crime, humour, pop science, and personal finance. ECW is committed to the best writers and the best writing they know — whether they're introducing a new voice, or one that’s well-known.
Ontario | ecwpress.com
Flamingo Rampant is producing feminist, racially-diverse, LGBTQ positive children’s books, in an effort to bring visibility and positivity to the reading landscape of children everywhere. Flamingo Rampant makes books kids love that love them right back, bedtime stories for beautiful dreams, and books that make kids of all kinds say with pride: that kid’s just like me!
Ontario | flamingorampant.com
Freehand Books was established in 2007 with a very simple mandate: to publish excellent Canadian literature. They’ve gone on to publish an aesthetically diverse, award-winning list of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction from both established authors and exciting new voices from all across Canada. Freehand prides themselves on their careful attention to detail throughout the editorial process, the high production quality and innovative design of their titles, and their creativity in the marketing and promotion of each book.
Alberta | freehand-books.com
At the core of their philosophy is a commitment to making books that reinstate the importance of the book as a physical object, reuniting publishing and the book arts. Many of their covers are letterpress-printed, feature original artwork and are printed on fine paper, in some cases even handmade. Most of their books are smyth-sewn and bound into card covers and are then enfolded in letterpress-printed jackets. Gaspereau Press publishes contemporary literature by both emerging and established Canadian authors, and is one of the few Canadian publishers that continue to print and bind their own books in-house. Gaspereau Press stresses the importance of quality across the entire process, from editorial and design to the manufacturing stage.
Nova Scotia | gaspereau.com
Goose Lane Editions is a small, lively company based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. As Canada’s oldest independent publisher, the company successfully combines a regional heart with a national profile to introduce readers to work by the best-established and emerging authors.
After more than half a century of publishing, they look forward to discovering new generations of writers, while celebrating their literary heritage. They offer new ideas, a fresh aesthetic, and a clear Canadian voice to readers across the country and around the globe.
New Brunswick | gooselane.com
Gordon Hill Press is a publisher of poetry and stylistically innovative fiction, non-fiction, and literary criticism (especially concerning poetry). We strive to include a wide diversity of writers and writing, particularly writers living with disability. We want to publish exemplary writing.
Ontario | gordonhillpress.com
Great Plains Press is an independent publisher based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and committed to bringing you the very best books from the Prairies – a region we believe has an abundance of quality writers. We also publish fiction from authors across the country in our imprints, Enfield & Wizenty and Yellow Dog.
Manitoba | greatplainspress.ca
People often ask: “Why Guernica?” On Monday, April 26th, 1937, the bells of Santa Maria tolled, warning of the inhumane aerial raid that would reduce the Spanish city of Guernica to ruins. Picasso immortalized the victims with his painting Guernica and the image has become a plea for peace.
This press was named Guernica with the hope that the books it publishes will make this world a better place in which to live and love. Established in 1978 and with new ownership as of January 2010, Guernica has published over five hundred titles from authors worldwide. These titles include poetry, novels, short story collections, literary and cultural essays, and theatre.
Ontario | guernicaeditions.com
Founded in 1978, Inanna is one of only a very few independent feminist presses in Canada committed to publishing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction by and about women, and complementing this with relevant non-fiction, that bring new, innovative, and diverse perspectives with the potential to change and enhance women’s lives everywhere. Their aim is to conserve a publishing space dedicated to feminist voices that provoke discussion, advance feminist thought, and speak to diverse lives of women. Inanna's editorial policy is to publish visionary books that reflect the depth, breadth, and diversity of women’s lives across Canada.
Ontario | inanna.ca
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.
They believe that books are meant to be enjoyed by everyone and that sharing our stories is important. In an effort to ensure that books never become a luxury, Invisible does all that they can to make their books more accessible. They are collectively organized and our production processes are transparent. At Invisible, publishers and authors recognize a commitment to one another, and to the development of communities that can sustain and encourage storytellers.
Ontario | invisiblepublishing.com
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.
Manitoba | jgshillingford.com
For over twenty-five years Kegedonce Press has been crafting beautiful books that involve Indigenous Peoples at all levels of production. We support the enterprise of Indigenous writers, artists, graphic illustrators, designers, editors, printers and others in related fields. Founded in 1993 by Anishinaabe writer Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Kegedonce is committed to the publication of beautifully written and designed Indigenous literature, both nationally and internationally.
Native-owned and operated, Kegedonce is based at Neyaashiinigmiing, on the traditional territory of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. Our owner and Managing Editor is Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm of the Chippewas of Nawash; our Publishing Manager is Renee K. Abram, of the Oneida Nation (Onyota’a:ka), Wolf clan.
Ontario | kegedonce.com
Latitude 46 Publishing was established in 2015 with a goal to publish distinctive literary works by established and emerging authors with a connection to northern Ontario, as well as narratives about the unique landscape and culture of the region. They seek to uncover the untold stories of the North, both fiction and non-fiction, although they’re equally interested in representing diverse storytellers who can bring ideas and facts to life. Latitude 46 Publishing is located in Sudbury, ON, along the 46th parallel, where founders and publishers Heather Campbell and Laura Gregorini live and write.
Ontario | latitude46publishing.com
Linda Leith Publishing is a Montreal-based literary house that publishes in both English and French. Founded in 2011 by Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival founder Linda Leith, LLP seeks out original voices and edgy subjects, with a special interest in bridging the language divide between Quebec and the rest of Canada.
Quebec | lindaleith.com
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.
Ontario | mansfieldpress.net
Mawenzi House (previously TSAR Publications) is dedicated to bringing to the reading public fresh new writing from Canada and across the world that reflects the diversity of our rapidly globalizing world, particularly in Canada and the United States. Their focus is on works that can loosely be termed "multicultural" and particularly those that pertain to Asia and Africa. They publish 6-8 titles of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction (literary criticism, history) per year.
Ontario | mawenzihouse.com
Metonymy Press is based in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal), unceded Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) territory. We publish literary fiction and nonfiction by emerging writers. We try to reduce barriers to publishing for authors whose perspectives are underrepresented in order to produce quality materials relevant to queer, feminist, and social justice communities. We really want to keep gay book lovers satisfied.
Quebec | metonymypress.com
New Star Books is a product of the social ferment of the Sixties. Its roots are a literary supplement that ran in Vancouver’s one-time underground newspaper, the Georgia Straight. The Georgia Straight Writing Supplement evolved into the Georgia Straight Writing Series, which published early books by bill bissett, Judith Copithorne, Brian Fawcett, George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, and others.
Currently, New Star publishes in the areas of social issues and politics; literary prose, both fiction and non-fiction; poetry; and culture and history of British Columbia and the West.
British Columbia | newstarbooks.com
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.
While still a western regional press in its focus, in recent years NeWest has expanded its mandate to include work from BC. Today the editorial board continues its commitment to developing and publishing first-time writers as well as ensuring the availability of western Canadian classics. At thirty years and counting, NeWest Press has established itself as one of the country’s most enduring and respected literary presses.
Alberta | newestpress.com
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. Books published by Nightwood include the best-selling anthology Breathing Fire 2; Tim Bowling’s The Lost Coast, shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize; Alayna Munce’s When I was Young and In My Prime, shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award; and Philip Kevin Paul’s Little Hunger, shortlisted for the 2009 Governor General’s Award for poetry.
British Columbia | nightwoodeditions.com
Now Or Never is a boutique west coast publishing house that seeks out those titles that accurately reflect its literary mandate: to publish a diverse range of contemporary literature that accurately reflects the “fighting spirit” of Canadians in the face of adversity in all of its forms, and to present this body of work to readers both at home and abroad.
British Columbia | nonpublishing.com
Palimpsest Press publishes poetry, literary fiction, and non-fiction titles that deal with poetics, cultural criticism, and literary biography. We look for poetry that displays technical mastery, precise language, and an authentic voice, and fiction that is rich in imagery, well crafted, and focused on character development. Our non-fiction titles are essays or memoirs written by poets, and books that examine Canadian poetry and the Canadian cultural landscape. Palimpsest Press’ mission is to publish high quality work in beautifully designed and collectible volumes. Our belief is that a book should be an object of beauty and inspiration. Our objectives are to seek out the best new and established voices in Canadian literature and we have committed at least 20% of our titles to authors living with disability. We are committed to maintaining high editorial and production standards, ensuring our trade books are well distributed, kept in print, and promoted through readings, events and advertising.
Palimpsest Press sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie. (source: University of Windsor)
Ontario | palimpsestpress.ca
Playwrights Canada Press publishes new Canadian plays. They raise the profile of Canadian theatre and theatre practitioners, promote dramatic literature, and contribute to the Canadian theatrical canon, while striving to publish diverse and engaging Canadian plays and dramatic criticism of literary merit.
Playwrights Canada Press publishes around thirty books of plays, theatre history, and criticism each year. While located in Ontario, the Press is proud of its list of published playwrights that stretches from Newfoundland to British Columbia and the Yukon. Playwrights Canada Press also publishes French plays by Canadian authors in English translation, and includes theatre for young audiences.
Ontario | playwrightscanada.com
Founded in 1974, The Porcupine’s Quill’s mandate has always been to publish contemporary Canadian literature. They are dedicated to discovering talented new writers and to reprinting exceptional Canadian literature from the past. They publish ten to twelve titles annually, ranging from fiction, to poetry, to literary criticism, and art. The Porcupine’s Quill is one of only a few Canadian presses that completes most of its production in-house, and their books have won many awards for their beauty and quality. In 2008 co-founders, Tim and Elke Inkster, were appointed to the Order of Canada in honour of their contributions to Canadian publishing and their promotion of new authors.
Ontario | porcupinesquill.ca
Pow Pow Press is the English division of the French language, Montreal-based publisher Editions Pow Pow. Created in 2010, they primarily publish graphic novels by a growing number of authors.
Quebec | powpowpress.com
Quattro Books’ mandate is to publish new and established Canadian authors whose work has outstanding literary merit. They aim to fulfill the vision that Canada is extremely diverse and the literature it produces, regardless of its style, or the context that informs it, should be accessible to all. Quattro places special emphasis on the literary novella, or short novel, a narrative form with strong roots in European and Latin American literature, but not issued by many Canadian trade publishers. They are cognizant that the novella poses special challenges to fiction writers and is, therefore, a genre that is evolving in Canada. Their other main focus is poetry. As with their novellas, literary quality is paramount, whether the author is a young emerging writer, or an established author working in a different genre.
Ontario | quattrobooks.ca
Radiant Press is a small literary press located on Treaty 4 Territory in Regina, Saskatchewan. We are committed to publishing exceptional books by emerging and established authors, regionally and nationally. Our books include poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction as well as those that defy genre.
Saskatchewan | radiantpress.ca
Founded in 2015, Rebel Mountain Press is a small, independently owned Canadian book publisher of anthologies, poetry, children’s and young adult literature, memoir, and adult fiction. Currently, we publish 5-6 titles per year. Rebel welcomes new and emerging Canadian authors, as well as more established Canadian writers. Our goal is to give a voice to Canadian authors who might not otherwise be heard, such as those from the LGBTQ2+ community, authors of Aboriginal descent, or those from other marginalized groups. Our aim is to create books that are insightful and promote greater social awareness and tolerance. We strive to publish books that will make a strong artistic and cultural contribution to Canadian literature—to illuminate the experiences of Canadians of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, giving readers the perspective and insight necessary to empathize with and understand others from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Rebel Mountain Press has published books by established authors such as Robin Stevenson, and emerging authors such as Michelle Sylliboy. Rebel's anthology title, Breaking Boundaries: LGBTQ2 Writers Coming Out and Into Canada has been nominated for the 2019 BC BookWorld's George Ryga Award for social awareness.
British Columbia | rebelmountainpress.com
Renaissance was founded in May 2013 by a group of authors and designers who wanted to publish and market those stories which don’t always fit neatly in a genre, or a niche, or a demographic. Like the happy panbibliophiles we are, we opened our submissions, with no other guideline than finding a Canadian book we would fall in love with.
Today, this is still very true; however, we’ve also noticed an interesting trend in what we like to publish. It turns out that we are naturally drawn to the voices of those who are members of a marginalized group, and these are the voices we want to continue to uplift.
At Renaissance, we do things differently. We are passionate about books, and we care as much about our authors enjoying the publishing process as we do about our readers enjoying a great Canadian read on the platform they prefer.
Quebec | pressesrenaissancepress.ca
Renegade is a family run, small press, graphic novel publisher based in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, established in 2008. We publish between 2-6 books a year, many of them award winners.
Our mandate is to publish wonderful graphic novel stories from new and established local, Albertan, Canadian and international creative voices. We are putting more focus on diverse, under-represented Canadian voices in the medium, and stories that have something to add to the literary landscape. We believe in helping everyone fall in love with reading and are strong advocates for the graphic novel as a gateway to literacy.
Our fiction reveals more truth than just the facts ever could.
Our books are printed in Canada on FSC-certified paper from sustainable forests, using vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates. Find our stories in your favourite book & comic stores.
We acknowledge that our business is sited on stolen, traditional Ĩyãħé Nakoda, Stoney Nakoda, lands.
Alberta | renegadeartsentertainment.com
Ronsdale Press publishes in a wide variety of genres. Of particular interest are non-fiction titles, including biography, history, and social ideas. Ronsdale is also known for its series of Holocaust memoirs.
In fiction, Ronsdale has published books by established authors such as Jack Hodgins and Hubert Aquin (in an English translation), as well as emerging authors such as Sheila James, and Susan Dobbie. Ronsdale’s poets come from across Canada; they include Pam Calabrese MacLean from the Maritimes and Daphne Marlatt from the West Coast. Ronsdale’s young adult titles are regularly nominated for prizes.
British Columbia | ronsdalepress.com
Roseway Publishing publishes literary work related to social injustices and the struggles involved in making the world a better place to live. They publish works of fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, and other literary writing that is in keeping with their interest in social justice issues. Roseway is an imprint of Fernwood Publishing.
Nova Scotia | fernwoodpublishing.ca
Running the Goat, Books Broadsides specializes in fine children’s books, and letterpress-printed, hand-sewn chapbooks and broadsides. Our commercially-printed books are noted for excellence in writing, illustration, and design. Our letterpress publications for quirkiness, playfulness, and variety.
All of our publications celebrate the diverse stories, history, folklore, and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the rest of Atlantic Canada. While our titles are regional in origin, they are universal in appeal.
Letterpress titles are available directly from the publisher.
Newfoundland and Labrador | runningthegoat.com
Shadowpaw Press is a small traditional, royalty-paying publishing company located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, founded by Edward Willett, an award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction for readers of all ages.
Shadowpaw Press has three imprints: Shadowpaw Press Premiere publishes an eclectic selection of books by both new and established authors, including adult fiction, young adult fiction, non-fiction, and anthologies. Shadowpaw Press Reprise publishes new editions of notable, previously published books in any genre. If you are an author who has a previously published book (or books) for which the rights have reverted to you, and you’re interested in having them republished in new editions, contact us. Shadowpaw Press Attic will feature . . . well, the sorts of things you might find in attics: old things, odd things, things that just don’t fit anywhere else.
Shadowpaw Press is named after Shadowpaw, our lovely Siberian cat, because why not? (Besides, he’s already had a book dedicated to him—Shadows, Book 2 in E.C. Blake‘s Masks of Aygrima trilogy from DAW Books.)
Saskatchewan | shadowpawpress.com
Begun in 1986 as a student collective at Montreal’s Concordia University under the name Nuage Editions, the press became a sole proprietorship in 1991 and was relocated to Winnipeg in 1998. In 2001 the press name was changed to Signature Editions. Signature publish seven to ten titles a year in the genres of literary fiction and mysteries, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. They specializes in Canadian writing of literary merit, with a list that includes established writers as well as newcomers from across the country. Their books have been honoured with many awards and nominations, including Governor General’s Awards, Manitoba Book Awards, QWF Awards, the Jewish Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Pat Lowther Award, the Acorn- Plantos People’s Poetry Award, the ReLit Award, the John Glassco Translation Prize, and the CAA Awards.
Manitoba | signature-editions.com
Founded in 2014, Stonehouse Publishing publishes literary and trade fiction, with a special focus on historical fiction. Their list includes a diverse selection of titles and authors, and they have plans to re-release classic works in the near future. Stonehouse is devoted to good literature, effective marketing, and an engaging aesthetic. Publishing 5-8 titles annually, Stonehouse is nestled in the alternately dusty and snowy Canadian Prairies.
Alberta | stonehousepublishing.ca
Talonbooks, founded in Vancouver in 1967, publishes authors of international stature, writing in the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama, as well as non-fiction books in the fields of ethnography, environmental and social issues, and literary criticism. They also publish selected titles in architecture, regional geography and history, and photography. Talon's authors’ books continue to make a difference to the world we live in. They have contributed to the establishment of protected wilderness areas and the redress of social injustices; they have given a public voice to First Nations peoples; and they have been recipients of many prestigious national and international awards for arts and letters.
British Columbia | talonbooks.com
Theytus Books is a leading North American publisher of Indigenous voices. Located in Syilx territory on the Penticton Indian Reserve in British Columbia, Theytus Books is proudly First Nations-owned and operated in partnership with the En’owkin Centre. As the oldest Indigenous publishing house in Canada, Theytus Books is recognized and respected internationally for its contributions to Aboriginal literature. Since its inception in 1980, Theytus Books has been a leading proponent for Indigenous authors, illustrators and artists. It ensures that their voice and vision are expressed with the highest level of cultural authenticity and integrity.
British Columbia | www.theytus.com
Thistledown Press is a literary book publisher located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Established in 1975, it has built its reputation on its commitment to quality and its willingness to embrace books as cultural artifacts in both content and form.
Thistledown publishes poetry and fiction for adults and young adults to a national and international audience. Although Thistledown’s policy has been to serve primarily as a platform for the literary arts of Saskatchewan, its list represents all regions of Canada.
Saskatchewan | thistledownpress.com
Founded in a Winnipeg pub in 1976, Turnstone Press has become one of the most highly regarded book publishers in western Canada, publishing not only poetry but also fiction, literary criticism, and non-fiction. In 1998 Turnstone Press launched Ravenstone Books, an imprint dedicated to mysteries, thrillers, and noir fiction. They publish only Canadian authors or landed immigrants, striving to publish a significant number of new writers, in a variety of genres, as well as to publish 50 per cent Manitoba writers and/or books with Manitoba content. Despite the risk inherent in publishing new Canadian literary writing, Turnstone Press remains committed to pursuing and promoting new, thought-provoking authors and books.
Manitoba | turnstonepress.com
Since 1973 Véhicule Press has published award-winning poetry, fiction, essays, translations, and social history. In 1981, Véhicule began Signal Editions, a poetry series which has since published 72 titles, one third of them by first-time authors. In late summer 2003, Véhicule added a new imprint, Esplanade Books, a fiction series.
Quebec | vehiculepress.com
Wolsak and Wynn is an eccentric literary press based in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario. With steel mills on one side of them, the Niagara Escarpment on the other, and Toronto somewhere off in the distance, they spend their time producing brilliant, highly individual, and sometimes provocative books. With over thirty years of publishing behind them, they’ve won a number of awards for their books, from the Governor General’s Award for Poetry to the Pigskin Peter’s Award for Nominally Narrative Canadian Cartooning. Wolsak and Wynn publishes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction for nearly every taste.
Ontario | wolsakandwynn.ca