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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

CBC Short Story Prize
This annual contest is open to original, unpublished stories between 1200 and 1500 words, written by Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Cana...
Deadline: 2019-10-31

Word Awards
The Word Awards was established to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice and ministry of writing and help to raise the profi...
Deadline: 2020-02-15

Recently Added Canadian Publishers

Optimum Publishing International
Optimum Publishing International is one of Canada’s niche independent trade publishers. Our list includes award-winning military, political, cu...
Toronto, ON   CA   [Read More]

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]

Upcoming Canadian Book Events

Ad Astra
Ad Astra is a weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors and other creative professionals, held annually in ...
Starts: 2019-07-12   [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]

Whistler Writers Festival
This is an annual event in Whistler, which WWS started in 2002. It is a multi-venue, multi-artist, multi-day event. The program includes short se...
Starts: 2019-10-17   [Read More]