Ahnee! Since 1993, Kegedonce Press has been crafting beautiful books that involve Indigenous Peoples at all levels of production. Based at Neyaashiinigmiing, on the traditional territory of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation.

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Special Holiday Book Bundles

Winter is the time to curl up inside with a good book. This season, Kegedonce Press is making it easy with four special book bundles for the winter holidays. Because good books are better when they come in twos! We have selected pairings that fit well together, for the young and young-at-heart, for poetry lovers, and lovers of spec-fic, mythology and the fantastical. Check out all of our holiday special bundles at the following links: Children's Book Bundle: Amik and Keeshig and the Ojibwe...

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Publish with Kegedonce Press!

Dedicated Indigenous Publisher Invites Manuscript Submissions. Kegedonce Press is seeking manuscript submissions from First Nations, Inuit and Michif/Métis creators based in the territories known as Canada. We are seeking submissions in the following categories: FictionShort FictionGraphic NovelsMemoirCreative non-fictionChildren’s books If you are an Indigenous writer or author/illustrator and have a manuscript you would like considered for publication, please see our manuscript submission...

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Cover Story: Through the Eyes of Asunder

Neal Shannacappo writes about the serendipitous origins of the cover image for his debut poetry collection. "Aanii kina wiya! The art on the cover [of Through the Eyes of Asunder] was a serendipitous event that I discovered after one long night of inking some graphic novel pages. I used to use paper placed underneath the page I was inking to prevent ink from bleeding through onto the table I was working on. It's notoriously difficult to get ink stains out of hardwood. I had been using the same...

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April is National Poetry Month

Kegedonce Press celebrates our newest poetry collection, D.A. Lockhart's Go Down Odawa Way. "Lyric experiences from the rooted-class, steeped in the bloodlines of survival, posed on the verges of decolonization." —D.A. Lockhart. Poems that cross the boundaries of an international border, of urban and natural landscapes, of past and present—Go Down Odawa Way journeys across Waawiiyaatanong (Windsor, ON–Detroit, MI), the southwestern traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy. It is a...

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Ghost Lake Publication Anniversary: What a Year it’s Been!

On February 6, 2021, Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler launched his new book Ghost Lake. Since then, this collection of interconnected horror, urban fantasy and thriller stories has become one of Kegedonce Press's most acclaimed titles. Its first accolade was as a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Da Vinci Eye Award in Book Design. The Eric Hoffer Awards also gave it an Honourable Mention in its commercial fiction category. Then came the Indigenous Voices Awards in June, and we were absolutely thrilled...

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Welcome New Kegedonce Press Author, D.A. Lockhart!

A warm Kegedonce Press welcome to acclaimed Lenape poet, D.A. Lockhart, whose newest poetry collection, Go Down Odawa Way has just been released! If you know anything about Indigenous poetry in Canada, then it's a good bet that you have heard of D.A. Lockhart, author of seven previous poetry collections, including Devil in the Woods (Brick Books 2019) and Tukhone: Where the River Narrows and the Shores Bend (Black Moss Press 2020). His work has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019,...

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Welcome New Author and Illustrator, Sharon King

Amik, a delightful children's picture-book, is written and illustrated by Potawatomi educator and Juno-nominated artist Sharon King. Kegedonce Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Amik, our very first children's board book! With brilliantly colourful cut-paper illustrations and text in both Anishinaabemowin and English, author and illustrator Sharon King has created a very special book for children and families alike! Amik tells the story of a busy beaver. During the course of one...

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Welcome New Author, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith!

A warm welcome to new Kegedonce Press author Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith, author of These are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor Kegedonce Press is excited to announce the release of These are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor by Saulteaux/Peguis First Nation author Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith. In this collection of auto-biographical essays, Christine tells the stories of her experiences in the child welfare system, including a failed adoption and her quest to...

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The Krillian Key, One-Year Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year, but here we are at the anniversary of the publication of The Krillian Key: Salamander Run, a graphic novel written and illustrated by Neal Shannacappo. The story, which is only the first volume in a planned series, is about Kyrill, also known as Salamander, who is an immortal living in a post-apocalyptic future circa 2242. There are flashbacks to modern-day Canada, and the mysteries surrounding Salamander’s birth. More than 200 years later,...

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Fall Back Title: The Colour of Dried Bones

Ojibway poet, writer, activist and academic Lesley Belleau published her short story collection, The Colour of Dried Bones with Kegedonce press in 2008. As we "fall back" and revisit several of our back list titles, we reached out to Lesley to chat with her about the book and what she is up to now. Here is that interview. Kegedonce Press: Can you tell us a little bit about The Colour of Dried Bones, about the story of the main character? Lesley Belleau: The Colour of Dried Bones is a book...

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Special Holiday Book Bundles

Special Holiday Book Bundles

Winter is the time to curl up inside with a good book. This season, Kegedonce Press is making it easy with four special book bundles for the winter holidays. Because good books are better when they come in twos! We have selected pairings that fit well together, for...

Publish with Kegedonce Press!

Publish with Kegedonce Press!

Dedicated Indigenous Publisher Invites Manuscript Submissions. Kegedonce Press is seeking manuscript submissions from First Nations, Inuit and Michif/Métis creators based in the territories known as Canada. We are seeking submissions in the following categories:...

Cover Story: Through the Eyes of Asunder

Cover Story: Through the Eyes of Asunder

Neal Shannacappo writes about the serendipitous origins of the cover image for his debut poetry collection. "Aanii kina wiya! The art on the cover [of Through the Eyes of Asunder] was a serendipitous event that I discovered after one long night of inking some graphic...

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month

Kegedonce Press celebrates our newest poetry collection, D.A. Lockhart's Go Down Odawa Way. "Lyric experiences from the rooted-class, steeped in the bloodlines of survival, posed on the verges of decolonization." —D.A. Lockhart. Poems that cross the boundaries of an...

Ghost Lake Publication Anniversary: What a Year it’s Been!

Ghost Lake Publication Anniversary: What a Year it’s Been!

On February 6, 2021, Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler launched his new book Ghost Lake. Since then, this collection of interconnected horror, urban fantasy and thriller stories has become one of Kegedonce Press's most acclaimed titles. Its first accolade was as a finalist...

Welcome New Kegedonce Press Author, D.A. Lockhart!

Welcome New Kegedonce Press Author, D.A. Lockhart!

A warm Kegedonce Press welcome to acclaimed Lenape poet, D.A. Lockhart, whose newest poetry collection, Go Down Odawa Way has just been released! If you know anything about Indigenous poetry in Canada, then it's a good bet that you have heard of D.A. Lockhart, author...

Welcome New Author and Illustrator, Sharon King

Welcome New Author and Illustrator, Sharon King

Amik, a delightful children's picture-book, is written and illustrated by Potawatomi educator and Juno-nominated artist Sharon King. Kegedonce Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Amik, our very first children's board book! With brilliantly colourful...

Welcome New Author, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith!

Welcome New Author, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith!

A warm welcome to new Kegedonce Press author Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith, author of These are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor Kegedonce Press is excited to announce the release of These are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor by...

The Krillian Key, One-Year Anniversary!

The Krillian Key, One-Year Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year, but here we are at the anniversary of the publication of The Krillian Key: Salamander Run, a graphic novel written and illustrated by Neal Shannacappo. The story, which is only the first volume in a planned series, is about...

Fall Back Title: The Colour of Dried Bones

Fall Back Title: The Colour of Dried Bones

Ojibway poet, writer, activist and academic Lesley Belleau published her short story collection, The Colour of Dried Bones with Kegedonce press in 2008. As we "fall back" and revisit several of our back list titles, we reached out to Lesley to chat with her about the...

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