Second Story Press

Second Story Press was co-founded in 1988 by Margie Wolfe and three other women dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers. We are proud that for almost 30 years we have been publishing great books that matter. Our books are sold around the world, have been translated into over 50 languages, won many awards, and have been adapted for film and stage. Our list spans adult fiction and nonfiction; children’s fiction, nonfiction and picture books; and young adult fiction and nonfiction.

We continue to look for stories that feature strong female characters and explore themes of social justice, human rights, equality, and ability issues. We have been very fortunate to work with organizations like Plan Canada International, The Canadian Civil Liberties Association, The Feminist History Society, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, The March of the Living, Literature for Life, Canadian Breast Cancer Society, The Canadian Ovarian Cancer Society, The Canadian Cultural Centre of the Deaf, Leave Out ViolencE, and Planned Parenthood.


Second Story Press is a member of the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP), the Ontario Book Publishers Organization (OBPO), and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. We are grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and Livres Canada Books. We acknowledge the financial support of 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.

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