Literary Publishers Component of Supporting Artistic Practice

By mmuise

The Literary Publishers component of Supporting Artistic Practice provides grants to Canadian publishers of literary books and magazines committed to developing and promoting Canadian literary writers through the publishing process.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a grant of up to:
- $250,000 per year for book publishers;
- $120,000 per year for magazine publishers; and
- $300,000 per year for book and magazine publishers.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements. The previous deadline was on April 11, 2023.

Applicants must be Canadian literary book and creative writing magazine publishers.

Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. register in the portal; 2. provide information about their organization’s:

a) editorial vision, context and process;

b) past cycle of funding;

c) past and upcoming publishing activities;

d) commitment to reflecting the diversity of Canada;

e) contribution to the development of Canadian literature;

f) marketing, promotion and distribution strategies; g) operations, including administrative structure, planning and financial health;

h) professional conditions for writers, including fees and royalties; and

i) aims and objectives for their next funding cycle.

3. speak with a Canada Council Program Officer before submitting an application to this component for the first time.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. a financial summary (2 past, current and 2 future years);
2. financial statements; 3. a blank sample contract with writers;
4. appendix on titles/writers and activities;
Applicant (book publishers) must submit:
1. eligible literary titles published during the last cycle, up to a maximum of 20 (by mail, postmarked on or before the deadline date); 2. catalogue; and
3. appendix with eligible titles and support activities, past and upcoming.
Applicant (magazine publishers) must submit:
1. for print magazines – 8 copies of 4 magazine issues published in the last cycle (by mail, postmarked on or before the deadline date);
2. for electronic magazines –hyperlinks to 4 magazine issues published in the last cycle;
3. a fee schedule for writers; and
4. appendix with writers and activities, past and upcoming.

Other Things to Note:

Application deadline: April 11, 2023

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