Canadian Feminist/Political Publishers

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Second Story Press (Toronto, ON):   Co-founded in 1988 by four women dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers. For 20+ years they have been publishing great books that matter. Books are sold around the world, have been translated into 50+ languages, won many awards, and have been adapted for film and stage. They continue to look for stories that feature strong female characters and explore themes of social justice, human rights, equality, and ability…

Second Story Press One of First Canadian Book Publishers to Join Apples iBookstore

Arsenal Pulp Press, (Vancouver, BC): Arsenal Pulp Press has over 200 titles currently in print, which include literary fiction and nonfiction; cultural and gender studies; LGBT and multicultural literature; cookbooks, including vegan; alternative crafts; visual arts; and books in translation. They are interested in literature that traverses uncharted territories, publishing books that challenge and stimulate and ask probing questions about the world around us.

Vancouver Publisher that accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Publishes literary fiction and nonfiction among other things.

Arbeiter Ring Publishing (Winnipeg, MB): ARP Books was founded in 1996 by musician John K. Samson and writer/editor Todd Scarth. ARP's mandate is to publish a dynamic combination of cultural, fiction, and non-fiction titles with an emphasis on progressive political analysis of contemporary issues, while encouraging innovative new writing.

ARP is a small publishing house based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We publish a dynamic combination of cultural, fiction, and non-fiction titles with an emphasis on progressive political analysis of contemporary issues.

Purich Publishing Ltd. (Saskatoon, SK): Founded in 1992, Purich specializes in books on Aboriginal, legal, and western Canadian issues. They have expanded the publishing program to include books on social justice issues, as well.

Purich Publishing Ltd. (Saskatoon, SK): Founded in Purich specializes in books on Aboriginal, legal, and western Canadian issues. They have expanded the publishing program to include books on social justice issues, as well.

les éditions du remue-ménage (Montreal, QC): Since 1976, les éditions du remue-ménage pursues the same objective: to stimulate, support and advance feminist thought and educate and inform women on issues of specific interest. Together activists, scholars, writers, artists, they have created a space for the dissemination of thought outside of dominant discourses. A moving platform, open to different feminist analyzes and listening to the concerns of women of all backgrounds.

les éditions du remue-ménage (Montreal, QC): Since 1976, les éditions du remue-ménage pursues the same objective: to stimulate, support and advance feminist thought and educate and inform women on issues of specific interest. Together activists, scholars, writers, artists, they have created a space for the dissemination of thought outside of dominant discourses. A moving platform, open to different feminist analyzes and listening to the concerns of women of all backgrounds.

Theytus Books (Penticton Indian Reserve, BC): A leading publisher of Indigenous voices. Theytus is proudly First Nations-owned and operated in partnership with the En'owkin Centre. Since its inception in 1980, Theytus Books has been a leading proponent for Indigenous authors, illustrators and artists. It ensures that their voice and vision are expressed with the highest level of cultural authenticity and integrity.

Theytus Books is First Nations-owned and operated and a leading North American publisher of indigenous voices.

Demeter Press (Bradford, ON): Established in 2006, this is the first book publisher focused specifically on the topic of mothering/motherhood. They are an independent feminist press committed to publishing peer-reviewed scholarly work, fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction by and about mothers, mothering and family issues. The press is named in honour of the Goddess Demeter, herstory’s most celebrated empowered and outraged mother.

Demeter Press (Bradford, ON): Established in 2006, this is the first book publisher focused specifically on the topic of mothering/motherhood. They are an independent feminist press committed to publishing peer-reviewed scholarly work, fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction by and about mothers, mothering and family issues. The press is named in honour of the Goddess Demeter, herstory’s most celebrated empowered and outraged mother.

Green Dragon Press (Toronto, ON): Brings readers women's history and equity issues materials. Teachers, librarians and everyone who wants to know more about women's stories and the latest information about harassment prevention will be interested in their books, videos, curriculum materials and posters.

Green Dragon Press (Toronto, ON): Brings readers women's history and equity issues materials. Teachers, librarians and everyone who wants to know more about women's stories and the latest information about harassment prevention will be interested in their books, videos, curriculum materials and posters.

Three O'Clock Press (Toronto, ON): Three O'Clock Press was established in 2010 to conserve the traditions of Women's Press Literary and Sumach Press, as well as to add a unique voice to Canadian publishing. Three O'Clock Press's mandate is to continue the feminist approach of our imprints by promoting our diverse literary backlist, while also reaching new readers and branching out into innovative literary forms.

Three O'Clock Press — publishers of innovative fiction and non-fiction books.

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