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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, as well as established 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 and around the world. Our priorities are to publish literary books, in particular 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 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.

Inanna Publications is a member of the Association for Canadian Publishers, the Ontario Book Publishers Organization, and the Literary Press Group of Canada.




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 Government of Canada.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the OMDC Book Fund, an initiative of Ontario Media Development Corporation, in creating this website.


In Canada, we are distributed by Brunswick Books (Formerly Fernwood Books)

All trade orders, as well as academic/bulk orders,should be directed to:

Brunswick Books Ltd.
20 Maud St. Suite 303,
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2M5
Tel: 416.703.3598 Fax: 416.703.6561

Examination copy requests:

Faculty members, teachers and instructors may order complimentary examination copies. Requests must be made on school letterhead.

In the U.S. our books are distributed by:

Small Press Distribution
1341 Seventh Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 1.800.869.7553

In the U.K. our books are disitributed by:

Central Books Ltd.
50 Freshwater Road, Chadwell Heath
London, RM8 1RX
Tel. +44 20 8986 4854


Trade               1-4 books                      -40%
Text                 5 or more books            -20%

Shipping and handling costs additional.

Returns: Generous returns policy: Returns of undamaged copies accepted up to 12 months from invoice date.

Inanna Publications is a member of the LPG, ACP and OBPO

Sales Representatives

Trade Representation for Canada:

Canadian Manda Group
664 Annette Street
Toronto, ON M6S 2C8
Customer Service & Orders
Tel: 1.855.626.3222 (1.855.MANDA CA)


Nick Smith, Carey Low, Peter Hill-Field, Anthony Iantorno, Mark Wilson, Meagan Beadle, Ellen Warwick, Kristina Koski, Dave Nadalin, Tim Gain

Tel:  416.516.0911
Fax: 416.516.0917


Emily Patry 
Tel: 416.516.0911 x224

Chris Hickey
Tel: 416.516.0911 x229

Quebec and Atlantic Provinces

Jacques Filippi
Tel: 1.855.626.3222 x244

Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba

Jean Cichon
Tel: 403.202.0922 x245

British Columbia, Yukon & Northern Territories

Iolanda Millar
Tel: 604.662.3511 x246

Jennifer Fyffe
Tel: 604.662.3511 x247

Trade Representation for U.S.

The Literary Press Group of Canada

Tan Light, Sales Manager
425 Adelaide Street West, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M5V 3C1
Tel: 416.483.1321 x4
Fax: 416.483.2510

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