Inanna Publications and Education Inc. is one of only a very few independent
feminist presses in Canada committed to publishing fiction, poetry, and creative
non-fiction by and about women, and complementing this with relevant
non-fiction, that bring new, innovative and diverse perspectives with the
potential to change and enhance women’s lives everywhere. Our aim is to conserve
a publishing space dedicated to feminist voices that provoke discussion, advance
feminist thought, and speak to diverse lives of women. We have always been
particularly interested in ensuring that the voices of disenfranchised and
marginalized women are heard and we are committed to working closely with
talented, emerging writers.
Founded in 1978 with the goal of making current writing on a wide variety of
feminist topics accessible to the largest possible community of readers, Inanna
is the proud publisher of one of Canada’s oldest feminist journals, /Canadian
Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme. /While many of our previous titles were
published in response to the needs of the educational market, the level of
response and trade sales received by many of our titles encouraged us to move in
a new direction and, in 2004, we launched the Inanna Poetry and Fiction Series.
Our editorial policy is to publish visionary books that reflect the depth,
breadth and diversity of women’s lives across Canada. Our priorities are to
publish literary books, in particularly by fresh, new Canadian voices, that are
intellectually rigorous, speak to women’s hearts, and tell truths about the
lives of the broad diversity of Canadian women—smart books for people who want
to read and think about real women’s lives.
Inanna publications are important resources, widely used in university
courses across the country. Our books are essential for any curriculum and
are indispensable to the feminist reader.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the
Ontario Arts Council for our publishing program. We also acknowledge the financial support we receive from the OAC Arts Investment Fund and the Canadian Media Development Corporation.