About Us

Palimpsest Press

Palimpsest Press publishes poetry, fiction, and select nonfiction titles that deal with poetics, the writing life, aesthetics, cultural criticism, and literary biography. We look for poetry that displays technical mastery, precise language, and an authentic voice, and fiction that is rich in imagery, well crafted, with a focus on character development. Our nonfiction titles are essays or memoirs written by poets, and books that examine Canadian poetry and the Canadian cultural landscape.


Publisher ⎯ Aimée Parent Dunn
Manager ⎯ Shaun Dunn
Sales Representation Manager, LPG — Tan Light 
Publicity Manager — Louis Pigeon-Owen
Social Media Manager — Emily Anderson


Non-Fiction Series Editor— Jim Johnstone  Poetry Editors — Jim Johnstone, Dawn Kresan, Abigail Roelens  Fiction Editors — Aimée Parent Dunn, Ginger Pharand, Jamie Tennant

Our Mandate

Palimpsest Press’ mandate is to publish high quality work in beautifully designed and collectible volumes. Great attention is paid to book design and the quality of paper. Our objectives are to seek out the best new and established voices in Canadian literature and to ensure our trade books are well-distributed and kept in print. We are committed to maintaining high editorial and production standards, and ensuring that the work we publish is promoted through readings and events. Small presses help build and strengthen literary communities. Please help support the continuation of small presses by buying their books. You can purchase our books at national retail chains and independents or through our online bookstore.