Blue Moon Publishers

, ON

Once in a blue moon, a story comes along that captures hearts and imaginations. We're a boutique Canadian publishing house that shines a light diverse stories and new voices. We strive to change lives through literature, and have a meaningful impact on our readers through the tales we tell. We are proud members of the Literary Press Group of Canada and the Ontario Book Publishers Organization, and are committed to publishing writing that inspires, encourages, and motivates our readers to make the world a better place.


Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales & Distribution: Ingram

Running the Goat

Tors Cove, NL

Running the Goat, Books Broadsides specializes in fine children’s books, and letterpress-printed, hand-sewn chapbooks and broadsides. Our commercially-printed books are noted for excellence in writing, illustration, and design. Our letterpress publications for quirkiness, playfulness, and variety.

All of our publications celebrate the diverse stories, history, folklore, and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the rest of Atlantic Canada. While our titles are regional in origin, they are universal in appeal.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

Promontory Press

, BC

Promontory Press was founded in 2010 and is based in Victoria, BC. Promontory likes to take chances on first-time authors to share new and exciting voices in literature and to ensure that publishing remains accessible to newcomers of all stripes.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

2016 Governor General's Literary Award Wins Announced

The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced the winners for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards, the 80th year of the awards. The GGs are Canada's national literary awards, celebrating the best in Canadian Literature and showcasing the rich diversity to be found there. The winners are selected by a peer assessment committee for each category--fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature-text, children's literature-illustration, and translation in both official languages.

Pearl Pirie Wins the 2015 Lampman Award

Arc Poetry Mag­a­zine recently revealed the winner of the 2015 Archibald Lamp­man Award as part of the City of Ottawa Book Awards. The award hon­ours Ottawa poets for an out­stand­ing book of poetry by a National Cap­i­tal Region author pub­lished in the previous year. The award is named in hon­our of Archibald Lamp­man (1861 – 1899), one of Canada’s finest nine­teenth-cen­tury poets. The winner was selected by a jury, this year made up of poets Sachiko Murakami, Liz Howard, and Shane Book.

2016 QWF Awards Shortlists Announced

The Quebec Writers’ Federation recently announced the nominees for their 2016 awards. Each year the awards are handed out to the best English-language writers to emerge from Quebec in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, First Book, Translation, and Children’s and Young Adult Literature.

Congratulations to our members and their authors who received nominations:

BookThug & Jacob Wren for Rich and Poor for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

OLA Reveals 2017 Forest of Reading Nominees

The Forest of Reading initiative from the Ontario Library Association is Canada's largest recreational reading program. Through eight categories, readers of all ages can help celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators and are encouraged to develop a love of reading. According to OLA, more than 250,000 readers participate annually through either their school and/or public library.

We would like to congratulate Biblioasis who received two nominations for the 2017 Forest of Reading program:


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