Acorn Press was founded in 1994 by editor, poet, and publisher Laurie Brinklow, as the fulfillment of her long-standing dream to have her own publishing company. The Acorn Press is based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Prince Edward Island, though Canada’s smallest province, has produced some of Canada’s most important literature, including the novels of L. M. Montgomery (including the children’s classic Anne of Green Gables) and the poetry of Canada’s People’s Poet, Milton Acorn. Works published by the Acorn Press continue the PEI tradition of literature with local interest and global appeal. The Acorn Press takes as its particular goal and mandate to help encourage the flourishing literary culture of Prince Edward Island by publishing “Books about Prince Edward Island by Prince Edward Islanders.” The Acorn Press combines high editorial standards with excellent local design and printing to craft fine books of poetry, fiction, history, folklore, and literature for children.
Annick Press was founded in 1975 with a mandate to publish quality literature for children and youth. Our publishing program includes young adult novels, illustrated non-fiction and picture books. Annick is distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press and their sales agency, Ampersand. In the United States, Annick is distributed by Publishers Group West.
Now in its thirty-first year of publishing, Anvil Press has firmly established itself as a publisher of progressive, contemporary Canadian literature. National—and local—in its vision, Anvil remains committed to its East Vancouver roots, and doesn’t shy away from work from the wrong side of the tracks. Domestic sales representation/distribution: PGC/Raincoast. US distribution: Small Press Distribution.
ARP Books was founded in 1996 in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Their mandate is to publish a dynamic combination of cultural, fiction, and non-fiction titles with an emphasis on progressive political analysis of contemporary issues while encouraging innovative new writing. Distributed in Canada by ListDistCo and represented by The Canadian Manda Group (trade) and Brunswick Books (academic). Distributed and represented in the US by AK Press.
Arsenal Pulp Press
Arsenal Pulp Press publishes literary fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels, cultural studies, LGBT literature, cookbooks, craft books, books about British Columbia, and books for young adults. Domestic Distribution: UTP. Foreign Distribution: Consortium Book Sales & Distribution (US); Turnaround Distribution (UK, Europe).
Art Canada Institute
Based at Massey College at the University of Toronto, the Art Canada Institute is a not-for-profit educational arts organization and a registered Canadian charity. Launched in 2013, the Art Canada Institute is dedicated to making Canadian art history a contemporary conversation, and is the only national institution whose mandate is to promote the study of an inclusive multi-vocal Canadian art history to as broad an audience as possible, in both English and French, within Canada and internationally. The ACI works with Canada’s leading art historians, curators, and visual culture experts who are dedicated to the creation of authoritative original content on the people, themes, and topics that have defined Canadian art history. All ACI publications are peer reviewed, reflecting current scholarship, yet they are also accessible to a general audience.
At Bay Press
At Bay Press is an independent, award-winning publisher established 2008 in Toronto. We strive to seek out new work by undiscovered authors and artists and bring their work to light. Our volumes are produced in Canada, some of which are constructed by hand. We are known for original, thoughtful content as well as exceptionally crafted and well designed titles. At Bay Press is a member of the Association of Canadian Publishers, Association of Manitoba Book Publishers, the Literary Press Group, the Fine Press Book Association and the Canadian Book Binders and Book Artists Guild. We are a proud Canadian press located in Winnipeg.
Athabasca University Press
Athabasca University Press is Canada’s first open access scholarly press. Founded in 2007 with the principal aim of reducing barriers to knowledge and increasing access to scholarship, AU Press is committed to bringing the work of emerging and established scholars to the public. With both an open access journal and monograph program, we make a substantial contribution to a growing body of academic and literary work that is made available to a global readership at no cost to the reader. As we embrace new publishing venues and the opportunities they present, we maintain a rigorous process of peer review and a high editorial and production standard for all our output. We support each project with careful and creative marketing that assures authors of our intention to reach the widest readership possible. Domestic Distribution: UBC Press and UTP. International Distribution: Chicago Distribution Centre (US); Combined Academic Publishers (Europe)
Founded in 1994 with Bayeux’s debut title being short-listed for the 1994 Booker Prize, Bayeux Arts has consistently tried to “publish beautiful books that build bridges across cultures”. To date, Bayeux has published over 150 titles spanning Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Children’s and Young Adults, Arts, Architecture, Social Sciences and political commentary.
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Beech Street Books
As a publisher of books for schools and public libraries, we take our role to provide Canadian content seriously. We strive to represent all of the people, places and culture in the land we call Canada with the upmost respect and accuracy. Our books are geared toward inspiring all readers to become life long learners, critical thinkers and responsible citizens.