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Featured Titles

  • Becoming Wild Front, Nikki Van Schyndel, Caitlin Press
  • Pedal, Chelsea Rooney, Caitlin Press
  • Silenced, Bonnie Reily Schmidt, Caitlin Press

Caitlin Press publishes books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that reflect the diverse cultures, histories and concerns of BC, bridging the gap between the urban and the rural. Caitlin also remains committed to its feminist origins by publishing bold works by and about BC women for a local and national readership. Occasionally the press will produce a children’s or young adult title.

In 2016, Caitlin publishes its first titles under the new imprint for books by and about queer women, Dagger Editions.

Founded: 1977
Location: British Columbia
Publisher: Vici Johnstone
Format: Paperback; E-book; Paper Over Board
Books/Year: 16-18
Imprints: Dagger Editions
Distributors: Publishers Group Canada; Gazelle
Average # of Debut Authors/Year: 6
Representative Authors: Kate Braid; Chelsea Rooney; Arleen Paré; Sarah de Leeuw; Leah Horlick; Bonnie Reilly Schmidt; Nikki van Schyndel; Jay Sherwood; Dianne Whelan; Chris Czajkowski
Submit a cover letter (include outline of book and author bio) or book proposal, along with a ten-page excerpt, by mail to:

Caitlin Press
8100 Alderwood Road
Halfmoon Bay, BC
V0N 1Y1

2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Dipnetting with Dad
2015 Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year
2015 Pandora’s Collective Publisher’s Award
2014 Saskatoon Book of the Year for Mantis Dreams
2009 Danuta Gleed Award for Wax Boats
Genres Published: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Children’s
Unsolicited Submissions: 
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Electronic Submissions: No
Reading Period: Ongoing
Response Time: Less than one year
More details to come.