Wolsak and Wynn is a literary press dedicated to publishing clear, passionate Canadian voices. We believe that poetry has the power to crystallize and express the diverse life of this country in the most concentrated form, while non-fiction unfurls these experiences for the reader.

Since the company began operations in 1983, we have published more than 125 titles, including six nominees for, and two winners of, the Governor General’s Award for poetry. Our non-fiction has been nominated for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and has been garnering great reviews.

The authors we publish display widely divergent styles and approaches to writing. We favour no one style over any other and we publish to no agenda beyond that of presenting the best in Canadian poetry and non-fiction, from fresh new voices to assured familiar ones.

Wolsak and Wynn is a member of the Literary Press Group of Canada. We gratefully acknowledge the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Canada for their generous support.

Our Imprints

For information on our Buckrider Books imprint, click here.

For information on our James Street North Books imprint, click here.

For information on our Poplar Press imprint, click here.

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Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd. does not share any personal information with third parties. For more information please contact us directly.


Contact Us

280 James Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3

Tel: 905.972.9885

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