This program supports the publishing activities of Ontario-based, Canadian-owned book and magazine publishers that primarily publish original art and literature, critical commentary on the arts or substantive cultural commentary.
Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.
To apply, an organization must:
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
Important: Organizations applying as new applicants in the Publishing Organizations: Operating program may apply only for projects taking place in their current fiscal year.
The activities for which you are requesting funding
If you receive a grant you must submit a final report upon completion of the project. See Terms and Conditions for Project Programs for more information on reporting obligations. Complete and submit the report in Nova.
Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:
Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. You will be able to do this approximately two months before the deadline.
Before applying, you must:
Your application includes:
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.
For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric – Activity Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
A Canadian-owned and controlled company is a:
For share capital companies
For non-share capital companies
An affiliated company is a separately incorporated publisher in which another publisher has a controlling interest. In order to be eligible for funding, the affiliated company must:
Eligible books are used:
Eligible books contain at least 50 percent Canadian-authored creative content (literary and graphic) and are in English. Project support for publishing in French or Indigenous languages is available from the OAC’s Francophone and Indigenous Arts programs.
Eligible books are original works of at least 48 printed pages (at least 24 pages for children’s books) published for a trade market readership in cloth, paper, or digital formats (i.e., books sold subject to the normal trade discount of 40 percent or more).
Co-publications are eligible if they originated with the Canadian publisher.
Translations into French, English or Indigenous languages of Canadian-authored works are eligible if they meet all other eligibility criteria.
Eligible books are works of literary, artistic, or cultural importance in the genres of fiction; poetry; drama; literary and arts criticism; autobiography, biography, memoir and essays; comics and graphic novels; works for children and young adults; and creative and literary works of history, politics, social issues, science, travel, etc.
An ineligible book is any book that does not meet the criteria stated above. Additionally, books in the following categories are not considered eligible:
This program will not fund: