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Publishing in Canada

Canadian Book Publishers



Canada has a vibrant publishing industry, with many publishers representing all genres of books. According to Booknet Canada, Canadians are more likely to have read a book in the past year than their counterparts to the south.

The Canadian government and various provincial governments offer support with a variety of funding programs that seek to promote a strong Canadian-controlled book industry to support Canadian authors.

Grants are also available for professional writers, helping with travel expenses as well as to provide income stability while creating new works.

Canada plays host to a number of fantastic book festivals and events each year. Many of these are held in the summer months to take advantage of more hospitable weather, but communities large and small within the country have literary events taking place all year long.

There are also a great number of literary contests and awards offered in Canada. Some of these are open to all, others are restricted to those within certain geographic boundaries.

Upcoming Canadian Contest Deadlines

BC Book Prizes
The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. The prizes are for fiction, non-fictio...
Deadline: 2018-12-01

Trillium Book Award
The Trillium Book Award was established by the Ontario government in 1987 to “recognize excellence, support marketing and to foster increased publ...
Deadline: 2018-12-17

Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic
The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award which recognizes exceptional writing in three categories: ...
Deadline: 2019-01-31

Prix Aurora Awards
The Aurora awards are run by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA), a federally registered non-profit society. The awards recog...
Deadline: 2019-03-15

Recently Added Canadian Publishers

Rabbittown Press
We are a boutique publisher and book making studio using letterpress technologies in the twenty-first century....
Fredericton, NB   CA   [Read More]

Nevermore Press
Nevermore Press publishes fiction and creative non-fiction with a focus on and within Atlantic Canada....
Lunenburg, NS   CA   [Read More]

Bundoran Press
Bundoran Press is an independent Canadian Publisher of Science Fiction novels and anthologies. Home to several award-winning writers....
Ottawa, ON   CA   [Read More]

Upcoming Canadian Book Events

Galiano Island Literary Festival
An intimate literary festival on a beautiful Galiano Island....
Starts: 2019-02-22   [Read More]

gritLIT - Hamilton's Readers and Writers Festival
gritLIT was established in November, 2004, by Hamilton writer and writing teacher Krista Foss. It started as a small, intimate festival, with rea...
Starts: 2019-04-11   [Read More]

When Words Collide
When Words Collide is an annual non-profit festival designed to bring readers and writers together in a celebration of the written word. Up to 10...
Starts: 2019-08-09   [Read More]