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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

Book Excellence Awards
The Book Excellence Awards ( is an international book awards competition.

The Book Excellence Awards is d...
Deadline: 2019-04-30

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

North Shore Writers Festival
The North Shore Writers Festival is a celebration of Canadian authors brought to you by Vancouver’s North Shore public libraries – North Vanc...
Starts: 2019-04-05   [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]

Edmonton Poetry Festival
The Edmonton Poetry Festival is staged annually in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Hundreds of word artists from Edmonton and across the country come ...
Starts: 2019-04-22   [Read More]