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Featured Titles

  • Two Tragedies in 429 Breaths, Susan Paddon, Brick Books
  • Lake of Two Mountains, Arleen Pare, Brick Books
  • Blue Sonoma, Jane Munro, Brick Books

Brick Books is the only publishing company in Canada that exclusively publishes poetry. Founded in 1975 in London, Ontario by Stan Dragland and Don McKay, the press continues its dedication to fostering interesting and compelling work by both new and established poets.

Genres: Poetry
Location: Box 20081, 431 Boler Road, London, ON N6K 4G6
President: Stan Dragland
Format: Paperback, E-book
Books/Year: 7
Distributors: LitDistCo
Average # of Debut Authors/Year: 1
Representative Authors: Karen Solie; Jan Zwicky; Barry Dempster; Don Domanski
Kitty Lewis, General Manager
2015 Griffin Poetry Prize, Blue Sonoma by Jane Munro
2015 J.M. Abraham Poetry Award, Two Tragedies in 429 Breaths by Susan Paddon
2014 Governor General’s Award for Poetry, Lake of Two Mountains by Arleen Paré
Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: No
Electronic Submissions: No
Mailed Submissions: Yes
Reading Period: January 1 to April 30
Response Time: 3 months
Brick Books has published well-known Canadian writers including Michael Ondaatje, Anne Carson, Dennis Lee, Robert Kroetsch and P.K. Page, and published early work by Jan Zwicky, Karen Solie, Adam Dickinson, Sue Sinclair, Karen Connelly, Sue Goyette, Agnes Walsh and Julie Bruck. The emphasis remains on the fostering and the work: Brick’s primary commitment is to a very high standard of editorial response which will allow the writer to shape and hone his or her individual voice. The aim is not to put a Brick signature on the work that comes in, but to help it thrive in its own right. Brick Books publishes work by authors who live from Lasqueti Island, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland.