Sunday, March 3, 2019

20 Picture Book Publishers in Canada accepting manuscripts (list) by Leanne Dyck

A collection of small presses and large publishing houses--from British Columbia to Manitoba to Ontario to Atlantic Canada. 

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Picture Book Publishers in Canada

the link will take you to the publisher's submission page 
(when available)


Greystone Books kids 
imprint of Greystone Books
British Columbia
No poetry or fiction

Common Deer Press
Uncommon books for all ages
Toronto, Ontario

Second Story Press
feminist-inspired books
Ontario 

Nimbus Publishing
publishes books about Atlantic Canada
Whitney Moran, Senior Editor
temporarily closed for submissions (October 2021)

Breakwater Books
has a mandate to publish stories and authors of 
Newfoundland and Labrador
accepts snail mail only--no email
Newfoundland 

Rocky Mountain Books
Don Gorman, Publisher
British Columbia

Peanut Butter Press 
is NOT currently (October 2021) accepting manuscripts
Manitoba

Red Deer Press
Peter Carver, Publisher
Ontario
'If you submitted a manuscript between March 2020 and December 2020 please resubmit it.'

Tradewind Books
Michael Katz, Publisher
British Columbia

Pajama Press
is NOT currently (October 2021) accepting submissions
Ann Featherstone, Editor
Ontario 

Annick Press
currently (October 2021) IS accepting picture book submissions
Ontario

Orca Book Publishers (scroll down, once on the website)
Liz Kemp, Editor
British Columbia

Owlkids Books
is NOT currently (October 2021) accepting picture book submissions 
Preschool to Kindergarten
non-fiction
Ontario

Kids Can Press
IS currently (October 2021) accepting picture book submissions 
distributed by Hachette Book Group
Ontario


Tundra Books and Puffin Canada

Only accepting submissions from underrepresented communities
'If you identify as Black, Indigenous or as a person of color, LGBTSQI2S+, having a disability or have ever had refugee status, we want to hear from you!'

imprints of 
Penguin Random House Young Readers
Ontario

Scholastic Canada

'interested in reviewing unpublished material by writers from underrepresented communities, including indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ writers and writers who identify with other marginalized groups'

Others are encouraged to seek representation from a literary agent.

Picture Book authors wishing to submit to the following publishing houses require literary agent representation.

Groundwood Books
imprint of House of Anansi
Ontario

HarperCollins Canada
Children
Ontario

Simon & Schuster Canada
Children
Ontario