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Literary Publishers

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The Literary Publishers component of Supporting Artistic Practice funds Canadian publishers of literary books and magazines committed to developing and promoting Canadian writers through the publishing process. Grants support the publication of literary books and magazines authored by Canadian writers.

Activities - what you can apply for

You can apply for a contribution towards activities that develop and promote Canadian writers through the publishing process. Please familiarize yourself with the definition of eligible literary titles.

You can’t apply for activities that receive funding from another Canada Council program or those on the general list of ineligible activities.

Who can apply

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

  • literary book and creative writing magazine publishers

Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

To be eligible, you must be a Canadian literary publisher with a demonstrated history and current practice of publishing Canadian-authored literary books and/or print or electronic magazines with creative writing literary works primarily by Canadian contributors. You must also meet the following basic criteria:

  • presently receive core (operating) support through one of the following Canada Council programs:
    • Support to Book Publishing: Block Grants (Annual and Multi-Year)
    • Grants to Literary and Arts Magazines
    OR:
  • have received at least 2 Canada Council publishing project grants from the following programs in the last 3 years:
    • Capacity Building Initiative Program: Project Grants
    • Cultivate: Sector Development Project Grant
    • Grants to Literary and Arts Magazines (New Magazines component)
    • Support to Book Publishing: Emerging Publisher Grants
  • have had total revenues exceeding $30 000 in each of the last 3 years (some exceptions may be considered)
  • book publishers: have published at least 16 eligible literary titles, publish at least 4 literary titles annually and operate on an ongoing basis. Please familiarize yourself with the definition of eligible literary titles.
  • magazine publishers: have published at least 2 issues of the magazine in the year preceding this application

Your application will not be eligible if your organization owes royalty payments to writers, illustrators, translators and/or other copyright licensors as of the application deadline.

Deadline and Grant Amount

Book publishers
10 July, 2017
Magazine publishers
10 July, 2017
Book and magazine publishers
10 July, 2017

Book publishers

Up to

$250 000

per year

Magazine publishers

Up to

$120 000

per year

Book and magazine publishers

Up to

$300 000

per year

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