Founded in 2015 by Lori Shwydky and Cheryl Ann Kelly, Rebel Mountain Press is a small, independently owned Canadian book publisher of anthologies, poetry, children’s and young adult literature, memoir, and adult fiction. Currently, we publish 5-6 titles per year. Rebel welcomes new and emerging Canadian authors, as well as more established Canadian writers. Our goal is to give a voice to Canadian authors who might not otherwise be heard, such as those from the LGBTQ2+ community, authors of Aboriginal descent, or those from other marginalized groups. Our aim is to create books that are insightful and promote greater social awareness and tolerance. We strive to publish books that will make a strong artistic and cultural contribution to Canadian literature—to illuminate the experiences of Canadians of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, giving readers the perspective and insight necessary to empathize with and understand others from diverse backgrounds and cultures. As a new and emerging publisher, we currently have six anthology books in print (see our Catalogue page) with five new upcoming titles in 2019. ( Upcoming Releases)
Rebel Mountain Press anthology - Breaking Boundaries: LGBTQ2 Writers Coming Out and Into Canada has been nominated for the 2019 BC BookWorld's George Ryga Award - an annual literary prize for BC writers who have achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness in a new book published in the preceding calendar year.
Member of the Association of Book Publishers of BC
Member of Literary Press Group Canada
Represented in sales across Canada by Canadian Manda Group, with sales representatives in all regions
Distribution in Canada and the US is through LitDistCo
Please see Upcoming Releases page for a catalogue of our books to be released in 2019-2020.
We encourage submissions from both emerging and established authors. (see novel submission page) Our office is located in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, Canada. We acknowledge that we are located on the traditional territory of the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation, and we thank them for the use of this beautiful land.
Special thanks to Joy Gugeler for her publishing advice.