Best Fiction Book Publishing Companies in Canada

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2021, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Filter for top publishers by genre, location, and more!

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Drawn and Quarterly

Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://drawnandquarterly.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

King-Cat

John Porcellino

Map of My Heart

John Porcellino

The League of Super Feminists

Mirion Malle

Dundurn Press

Art, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humor, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, True Crime, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.dundurn.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Persephone's Children

Rowan McCandless

Lost Shadow

Claire Gilchrist

Nothing Will Be Different

Tara McGowan-Ross

TouchWood Editions

Art, Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbook, History, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Travel, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Nonfiction, Short Story, Fiction

Part of - Heritage Group > TouchWood Editions

Location - Vancouver, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.touchwoodeditions.com/

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Distilleries of Vancouver Island

Marianne Scott

Show Me the Honey

Dave Doroghy

The Little Prairie Book of Berries

Sheryl Normandeau

Red Deer Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, History, Humor, Science Fiction, Math & Science, Environmental, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Part of - Fitzhenry & Whiteside > Red Deer Press

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries & manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.reddeerpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Boy Asked the Wind

Barbara Nickel

The Pact

Amanda West Lewis

Rainbow Crow

David Bouchard & David Jean

MIRA

Romance, Fiction

Part of - HarperCollins > Harlequin > MIRA

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.harlequin.com/shop/brand/mira.html

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The Flight Girls

Noelle Salazar

The Woman Before Wallis

Bryn Turnbull

The Henna Artist

Alka Joshi

Carina Press

Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Novella

Part of - HarperCollins > Harlequin > Carina Press

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Website - https://www.carinapress.com/

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Hot Copy

Ruby Barrett

Knit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl

Hettie Bell

Learned Reactions

Jayce Ellis

House of Anansi Press

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Mystery & Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Queries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://houseofanansi.com/

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Frying Plantain

Zalika Reid-Benta

A Short History of Progress

Ronald Wright

A Trio of Tolerable Tales

Margaret Atwood

Second Story Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, History, Politics, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Feminism, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Jewish Literature, Health & Wellbeing, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://secondstorypress.ca/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Birds That Stay

Ann Lambert

The Butterfly Effect

Eve Zaremba

The Abortion Caravan

Karin Wells

Quattro Books

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Fiction, Nonfiction, Novella

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - http://quattrobooks.ca/

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Homeless

Jane Bow

Between Rothko and 3 Windows

Corrado Paina

The Escape Artist

Anita Kushwaha

Arsenal Pulp Press

Cookbook, LGBTQ+, Young Adult, Cookbook, African-American, Middle Grade, Picture Book, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humor, Politics, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Children's, Poetry, Nonfiction

Location - Vancouver, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://arsenalpulp.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Butter Honey Pig Bread

Francesca Ekwuyasi

The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly

Sybil Lamb

Iron Goddess of Mercy

Larissa Lai

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