Who we are

Renaissance was founded in May 2013 by a group of authors and designers who wanted to publish and market those stories which don’t always fit neatly in a genre, or a niche, or a demographic. Like the happy panbibliophiles we are, we opened our submissions, with no other guideline than finding a Canadian book we would fall in love with.

Today, this is still very true; however, we’ve also noticed an interesting trend in what we like to publish. It turns out that we are naturally drawn to the voices of those who are members of a marginalized group, and these are the voices we want to continue to uplift.

At Renaissance, we do things differently. We are passionate about books, and we care as much about our authors enjoying the publishing process as we do about our readers enjoying a great Canadian read on the platform they prefer.

Who does what at Renaissance?

Renaissance started as a very tiny group of authors and book enthusiasts, and quickly grew to include amazing, passionate people who make up the team.

The executive committee manages the business as a whole, making financial and leadership decisions.

The acquisitions committee looks at the submissions we get in, and select the ones we will be publishing.

Our publishing team takes those manuscripts and turn them into books (or games).

Our authors/anthology editors give us the most important thing we have… books and games to publish!


Renaissance is a member of the Association of English-Language Publishers of Québec (AELAQ), the Association of Canadian Publishers, and the Literary Press Group.

Distribution – Book stores

We are distributed in Canada by LitDistCo.