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Book Publishers

Operating Assistance for Book Publishers

This program supports BC-based, Canadian-owned book publishers committed to developing and promoting Canadian writers through publishing works of literary, artistic or cultural importance for the general public.

For the September 30, 2018 deadline, the Operating Assistance Program – Book Publishers will be entering Year One of a two-year transitional funding cycle. They will also have the option to apply for an Enhanced Capacity project grant in the same submission as their Operating Assistance application.

Application Deadline: September 30 (Note: new deadline for 2018)

Note: if the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Before you Apply:

  • Review the Program Guidelines and Application Form carefully as they are revised annually.
  • Applicants are urged to contact their Program Officer prior to submission.
  • If you do not have Adobe Reader to view the PDF files, click here to download the most recent version.

Program Guidelines:

Please ensure you are working with the most current program guidelines for each intake.

Print Version PDF.pdf

Application Form:

Application forms are available approximately six weeks before the program deadline. 
The intake for 2018 is now closed.