Publishers of Quality Literary Fiction and Non-Fiction

Once in a blue moon, a story comes along that captures hearts and imaginations. We’re a literary Canadian publishing house located in the artistic town of Stratford that shines a light on diverse stories and new voices. We strive to change lives through literature, and are committed to publishing fiction and non-fiction books that inspire, encourage, and motivate our readers to make the world a better place. 

From novels and short story collections to memoirs and guidebooks, we publish a variety of fiction and non-fiction books that will have a meaningful impact on our readers. From women’s fiction to young adult, our core categories and themes include books on history, diversity, music, adventure, nature and environment, caregiving, grief and loss, cooking, and more. We are also interested in Women’s Literary Fiction: books written by women that address real issues in a modern way that is sensitive and thoughtful. Some of our main lines are reflected in our imprints:

  • Swan Parade Press, a regional imprint that features contemporary and historic stories of Stratford and surrounding areas.
  • Next Chapter Press, an imprint featuring memoirs, guidebooks, guided journals and quote collections that help people through life’s transitions. Topics range from caregiving to grief and loss.

We are pleased to have a wide variety of authors on our publishing list, from debut authors to established, bestselling, and award-winning authors. At Blue Moon Publishers, each author is part of our family of writers, and we look forward to continuing to build a title list with compelling, high-quality, original stories. Check back soon as we launch new imprints!

We are also committed to literacy, and like to give back to the literary community. Each time you read one of our books, know that we’ll be contributing a portion of the profits to support literacy campaigns worldwide. Please see our Giving Back page for more information on programs that we are supporting from our profits. We believe that books can affect change for all ages in all parts of our world. Our ultimate goal as we grow our own book list is to build a stand-alone library for children. It’s our way of saying thanks.

We are proud members of the Literary Press Group of Canada and the Ontario Book Publishers Organization.