Old Growth Press acknowledges that it is based in Tkaronto, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. Tkaronto and the surrounding area is still home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. By acknowledging the past, present, and future Indigenous persons living on this land, we aim to aid in the continued effort of decolonization across this land known as Canada.

Mission Statement  

Old Growth Press aims to further an environmentally practice and mindset by using paper that is acid free and not derived from old growth forests, as well as recycled binding materials, in order to lessen our impact. In order to create work that aligns with our views, we aim to bring our books into physicality while doing as little damage as possible.


We are looking for work in the form of poetry, prose, or art-focused comics that speaks to the experience of being a BIPOC and/or LGBTQ2S+ individual. We want you to draw from your own personal history, your connection to your environment, your community, yourself.

Prose can be in the form of fiction (short story, novella) or creative non-fiction (personal essay, experimental text, etc.). Poetry can be in any form. Art-based comics need to highlight art rather than text.

We accept work from individuals at any stage in their career.

Please submit completed manuscripts in PDF format. Maximum 24 pages (not including table of contents/acknowledgments). Include a cover letter with a brief introduction to your work and yourself.

Submissions are currently closed until mid-2019. 

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