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Featured Titles

  • The Collected Poems of William Hawkins, Cameron Anstee, Chaudiere Books
  • Kiki, Amanda Earl, Chaudiere Books
  • Tatterdemalion, Jennifer Londry, Chaudiere Books

Chaudiere Books originally came together between Jennifer Mulligan and rob mclennan in late 2004. Mulligan had been listening to mclennan grumbling for years about the lack of a solid Ottawa-based literary publisher actively seeking the work of writers around town to help develop and foster the writing the way Arsenal Pulp in Vancouver, Turnstone Press in Winnipeg and Vehicule Press in Montreal had already been doing for decades.

With the help of Anita Dolman, and later, Carmel Purkis, they hammered together a series of ideas and a business plan to get the press moving, with the idea that their press, named Chaudiere Books to keep links not only historically and geographically but literary, would publish four books a season of poetry, fiction and eventually non-fiction starting fall 2006.

Founded: 2006
Location: 2423 Alta Vista Drive   Ottawa ON K1H 7M9
Publisher: rob mclennan; Christine McNair
Format: Paperback
Books/Year: 2 – 5
Distributors: LitDistCo
Average # of Debut Authors/Year: 1 – 3
Representative Authors: John Newlove; Amanda Earl; Monty Reid; rob mclennan; N.W. Lea; Marcus McCann; Pearl Pirie; Roland Prevost
Chaudiere Books
2423 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa ON K1H 7M9
2007 Archibald Lampman Award for Disappointment Island by Monty Reid
2007 Ottawa Book Award for  Disappointment Island by Monty Reid (shortlist)
Genre Published: Fiction, Poetry
Unsolicited Submissions: 
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Electronic Submissions: No
In August 2013, the press was re-launched as a sole proprietorship, with Ottawa poet, designer, and book conservator Christine McNair stepping in to fill the role of co-publisher and production manager. With the assistance of Monique Desnoyers (web designer) and Stephen Brockwell (sage advice)we’ve been enormously busy since 2013 (apart from the fact that McNair and mclennan saw the birth of their Rose in November), working towards a return to a proper publishing schedule, beginning with our first two titles in the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014, respectively.

Currently Not Accepting Submissions