Become a member
Thank you for your interest in LPG membership. Member benefits include access to collective sales representation and distribution, advertising opportunities at subsidized rates, participation in digital and event marketing initiatives, professional development, and networking. (See the Core Programs and Services page for more detail.)
We welcome applications and expressions of interest from Canadian-owned publishers who are aligned with our mandate. Please note that our by-laws require all members to meet the criteria set out below. If you plan to apply and/or have questions about eligibility, please contact the Executive Director.
Any corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship interested in becoming an active member of the Literary Press Group, which carries the right to vote at meetings of the Group, may apply as long as they meet the following criteria:
(a) publishes original Canadian books as a primary not an occasional or peripheral part of its business function, 50% of which are deemed to be “literary,” i.e. the content of which falls into one or more of the following categories: poetry, fiction, drama, literary criticism, belles lettres or creative nonfiction;
(b) has its chief office in Canada;
(c) is at least 80% beneficially owned by persons who are Canadian citizens, or landed immigrants who have held that status for not more than four years; or by institutions or associations chartered in Canada which are at least 80% controlled by persons who are Canadian citizens, or landed immigrants who have held that status for not more than four years; or by a combination of the two;
(d) is effectively controlled as to its managerial, editorial and financial decisions by persons who are resident in Canada, and are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who have held that status for not more than four years;
(e) has been recommended for membership in the Group by at least two active members in good standing in the Group;
(f) has not published fewer than five (5) original Canadian titles and has an ongoing program of at least two original Canadian titles per year, no more than 25% of which are authored by principals, directors or employees of the applicant firm;
(g) subscribes to and is willing to work on behalf of the objectives of the Group as set forth in the Letters Patent;
(h) has been in operation for at least two years from the date of publication of its first title.
If your organization meets these criteria and would like to apply, please browse our application form below and contact our Executive Director for more details and fees.