Program and component
Supporting Artistic Practice, Literary Publishers
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Field of practice
$77,400 over two years
Acorn Press Breathes Fresh Life into Tales of PEI and Vitalizes the Island's Cultural Scene
Acorn Press publishes Prince Edward Island authors and boosts the availability of books that place the province’s rich culture in the wider literary landscape.
Acorn Press publications tell the story of PEI
Founded in 1994, Acorn Press publishes some 10 books every year in a variety of genres—poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature. Its publications bear witness to the Island’s history. The publisher’s seasoned editors from varied backgrounds mentor both established authors and new literary voices.
Supporting a diverse generation of emerging authors and giving voice to minorities
Acorn Press focusses on lesser-known authors and diverse cultural expressions, including Mi’kmaq legends, as they seek to nurture the next generation of Island writers. Acorn Press hopes to publish more culturally diverse authors writing on current topics. With a new e-commerce website accessible to the general public, they offer a superb showcase of their authors and books.