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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

Danuta Gleed Literary Award
The Danuta Gleed Literary Award was created as a celebration of the life of Danuta Gleed, a writer whose short fiction won several awards before her d...
Deadline: 2022-01-31

Accenti Magazine Writing Contest
The topic is open. Any type of entry that meets the submission criteria below is eligible. Multiple entries welcome.
• The contest is open ...
Deadline: 2022-02-07

Askew's Word on the Lake Writing Contest
The Word on the Lake Writing Contest is open to all writers eighteen years and older. All contest entries must be original material whose copyright re...
Deadline: 2022-02-28

Alberta Book Awards
The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.Categories include: Children’s Books, Scholarly a...
Deadline: 2022-03-31

The Whistler Independent Book Awards
Established in 2016 to recognize excellence in Canadian independent publishing, the Whistler Independent Book Awards offers prizes in two categories: ...
Deadline: 2022-04-30

Recently Added Canadian Publishers

Baseline Press
Baseline Press is a poetry micro-press based out of London, Ontario. Since 2011, we have been creating limited edition hand-sewn chapbooks for bo...
London, ON   CA   [Read More]

Orbis Tertius Press
Orbis Tertius Press is an independent Canadian publisher, founded in 2020. We are committed to publishing works that explore multiple perspective...
Edmonton, AB   CA   [Read More]

Study It Books
We specialize in Enhanced Books for the Apple Bookstore, digital books, textbooks, paperback and hardcover publishing. We are loo...
Mississauga, ON   CA   [Read More]

Upcoming Canadian Book Events

Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival
The Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival is one of Vancouver's leading cultural and literary events, attracting a large and varied audience...
Starts: 2022-02-06   [Read More]

Verses Festival of Words
The mission of the Verses Festival of Words is to celebrate the transformative power of words – written, spoken or sung; to engage diverse...
Starts: 2022-04-21   [Read More]

Frye Festival
The Frye Festival is Canada’s only bilingual international literary festival and the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada. The Frye Fe...
Starts: 2022-04-21   [Read More]