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 is committed to publishing the work of BIPOC/LGBTQ2S+ Canadian artists. As a publisher we aim to further an environmentally conscious 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.


Terrence Abrahams


Terrence Abrahams (he/him) is a poet, editor and Ryerson University grad student studying contemporary literature with a focus on LGBTQ+ poetry. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 2017, where he was the editor-in-chief for the Hart House Review (2015-16). He has also worked with Paperhouse Studio’s outreach programs, ZIPE and XYZines; these programs offer artistic support, encouragement, and inspiration to LGBTQ+, disabled and POC youth and work in partnership with organizations such as the Koffler Centre, Toronto Art Book Fair, and the Toronto Public Library. He’s also about to become one of your biggest fans.

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Cleopatria Peterson


Cleopatria Peterson (they/them) was probably a tree in their past life. They are an illustrator, comic artist, and zine creator. Currently they are studying publications at OCADU and are a graduate of Ryerson University's Fashion Communication program (2010-2014).  Their work has been published in the Toronto Comics Anthology, Shameless Mag, Broken Pencil and Acta Victoriana. They love you already and can't wait to grow together.

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Yasmin Emery

Yasmin Emery (she/her) is a writer, designer, copy-editor, and chronic multitasker. She is currently working at Coach House Books and studying Publications at OCADU. Her work has been published in Acta Victoriana, and she has participated in the Queen West Art Crawl, CanZine, and in/future. She loves the Oxford comma, her friends, run-on sentences, and supporting other queer BIPOC with all her heart.

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