Véhicule Press

Montreal, QC

Since 1973 Véhicule Press has published award-winning poetry, fiction, essays, translations, and social history. In 1981, Véhicule began Signal Editions, a poetry series which has since published 72 titles, one third of them by first-time authors. In late summer 2003, Véhicule added a new imprint, Esplanade Books, a fiction series.

To learn more about Vehicule Press, read our profile.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales & Distribution: Independent Publishers Group

Turnstone Press

Winnipeg, MB

Founded in a Winnipeg pub in 1976, Turnstone Press has become one of the most highly regarded book publishers in western Canada, publishing not only poetry but also fiction, literary criticism, and non-fiction. In 1998 Turnstone Press launched Ravenstone Books, an imprint dedicated to mysteries, thrillers, and noir fiction. They publish only Canadian authors or landed immigrants, striving to publish a significant number of new writers, in a variety of genres, as well as to publish 50 per cent Manitoba writers and/or books with Manitoba content.

Sales and Distribution

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

Thistledown Press

Saskatoon, SK

Thistledown Press is a literary book publisher located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Established in 1975, it has built its reputation on its commitment to quality and its willingness to embrace books as cultural artifacts in both content and form.
Thistledown publishes poetry and fiction for adults and young adults to a national and international audience. Although Thistledown’s policy has been to serve primarily as a platform for the literary arts of Saskatchewan, its list represents all regions of Canada.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Ampersand Inc., Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution
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The Porcupines Quill

Erin, ON

Founded in 1974, The Porcupine’s Quill’s mandate has always been to publish contemporary Canadian literature. They are dedicated to discovering talented new writers and to reprinting exceptional Canadian literature from the past. They publish ten to twelve titles annually, ranging from fiction, to poetry, to literary criticism, and art. The Porcupine’s Quill is one of only a few Canadian presses that completes most of its production in-house, and their books have won many awards for their beauty and quality.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution
US: Sales: The Porcupine's Quill, Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution

Talonbooks

Vancouver, BC

Talonbooks, founded in Vancouver in 1967, publishes authors of international stature, writing in the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama, as well as non-fiction books in the fields of ethnography, environmental and social issues, and literary criticism. They also publish selected titles in architecture, regional geography and history, and photography. Talon's authors’ books continue to make a difference to the world we live in.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales & Distribution: Publishers Group Canada
US: Sales & Distribution: Consortium Books Sales and Distribution

Mawenzi House

Toronto, ON

Mawenzi House (previously TSAR Publications) is dedicated to bringing to the reading public fresh new writing from Canada and across the world that reflects the diversity of our rapidly globalizing world, particularly in Canada and the United States. Their focus is on works that can loosely be termed "multicultural" and particularly those that pertain to Asia and Africa. They publish 6-8 titles of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction (literary criticism, history) per year.

To learn more about Mawenzi House, read our profile.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution
US: Sales & Distribution: Small Press Distribution

Signature Editions

Winnipeg, MB

Begun in 1986 as a student collective at Montreal’s Concordia University under the name Nuage Editions, the press became a sole proprietorship in 1991 and was relocated to Winnipeg in 1998. In 2001 the press name was changed to Signature Editions. Signature publish seven to ten titles a year in the genres of literary fiction and mysteries, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. They specializes in Canadian writing of literary merit, with a list that includes established writers as well as newcomers from across the country.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution
US: Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution

Seraphim Editions

Woodstock, ON

Seraphim Editions is an independent Canadian book publisher that features Canadian authors and artists. They publish books ranging from fiction to non-fiction to poetry. 

To learn more about Seraphim Editions, read our profile.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution

Roseway Publications

Black Point, NS

Roseway Publishing publishes literary work related to social injustices and the struggles involved in making the world a better place to live. They publish works of fiction, creative non-fiction, biographies, and other literary writing that is in keeping with their interest in social justice issues. Roseway is an imprint of Fernwood Publishing.

To learn more about Roseway Publishing, read our profile.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales & Distribution: Brunswick Books
US: Sales & Distribution: Brunswick Books

Ronsdale Press

Vancouver, BC

Ronsdale Press publishes in a wide variety of genres. Of particular interest are non-fiction titles, including biography, history, and social ideas. Ronsdale is also known for its series of Holocaust memoirs.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales & Distribution: Publishers Group Canada
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

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