Tidewater Press publishes true and imagined stories of identity and belonging. Our books explore the relationship between individuals and the communities in which they live – the ways in which people’s behaviour, values and perceptions are influenced by their circumstances, as well as each person’s ability to affect social change.

Established in 2017, Tidewater is a small press committed to enhancing the viability of new Canadian literature. A particular focus is working with self-published authors with the talent, commitment and potential to transition to professional trade publishing.

Our submission process offers valuable feedback and constructive guidance to authors whose work is not yet ready for publication.

Tidewater Press Spring 2020 Catalogue
Our Spring 2020 Catalogue, including forthcoming titles.


  • Northwords Writers Festival

Jake Ootes is launching Umingmak: Stuart Hodgson and the Birth of the Modern Arctic at the 15th Northwords Writers Festival on Thursday, June 25 via a Facebook Event.


  • Picket Fences by Emma Hogg
  • People Like Frank
  • The Hawk and the Hare by Janet Love Morrison
  • Umingmak by Jake Rotes