1. Funding
  2. Grants
  3. Supporting Artistic Practice
  4. Literary Publishers

Literary Publishers

Supporting Artistic Practice

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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 literary writers through the publishing process.

Activities - what you can apply for

You can apply for a contribution towards activities that develop and promote Canadian literary writers through the publishing process.

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:

  • Canadian literary book and creative writing magazine publishers

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

You must also meet the following basic criteria:

  • presently receive core (operating) support from this component

If your organization is presently receiving core support from another component, you must contact your Program Officer to confirm your eligibility before you apply.


  • have received at least 2 Canada Council publishing project grants from the following programs in the last 3 years:
    Supporting Artistic Practice: Literary Publishing Projects
    Capacity Building Initiative Program: Project Grants
    Cultivate: Sector Development Project Grant
    Grants to Literary and Arts Magazines
    Support to Book Publishing: Block Grants
    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 eligible 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 (as of the application deadline):

  • does not pay fees or royalties according to standards of the arts practice
  • has not fulfilled all contractual obligations related to copyright payments.