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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

Ann Connor Brimer Award
Awarded for a book of fiction or non-fiction written by a living, full-time resident of Atlantic Canada that is readily available in print and that wa...
Deadline: 2021-11-01

BC and Yukon 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: 2021-12-01

Book Excellence Awards
The Book Excellence Awards (www.bookexcellenceawards.com) is an international book awards competition.

The Book Excellence Awards is d...
Deadline: 2021-12-31

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

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

Moose House Press
We publish books written in, or about, rural Nova Scotia. Founded in 2019, we average six or seven book releases each year. Query form is on the ...
Granville Ferry, NS   CA   [Read More]

Castles in the Air Press
We are excited about publishing quality fiction for adults and young adults. Whether that be a novel, novella or a collection of short stories, p...
Vancouver, BC   CA   [Read More]

Curiosity House Books
Curiosity House Books Publishing, founded in 2014, is a small press specializing in high-quality non-fiction and children's picture books. ...
Creemore, ON   CA   [Read More]

Upcoming Canadian Book Events

Kingston WritersFest
Kingston WritersFest, a charitable cultural organization, brings the best of contemporary writers to Kingston to interact with audiences and othe...
Starts: 2021-09-22   [Read More]

Thin Air: Winnipeg International Wriers Festival
Each September, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival welcomes writers from Canada and around the world for a week of readings, lectures, i...
Starts: 2021-09-25   [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: 2021-10-14   [Read More]