This grant helps Saskatchewan's publishing entrepreneurs cover production costs of commercially viable books. To successfully claim this grant, applicants will either present a solid track record of commercial publishing success or, for less established applicants, convince a jury of the commercial viability of a particular book.


Opens May 10, 2021 at 12pm

Deadlines for Fewer Than Three Stream:
September 1, 2021 at 4pm

December 1, 2021 at 4pm 

If a deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4pm the following business day.


This grant invests exclusively in the book publishing sector.

Applicants from other creative sectors seeking production investments should refer to the following grants:


To provide publishers with improved access to this grant while facing financial pressures associated with COVID-19:

  • a restriction on the number of “reprint titles” has been temporarily removed

  • a restriction that prevented applicants from including both an administration fee and in-house expenses in their project budget has been temporarily removed 


The grant covers up to 50% of eligible costs of book production including: printing, graphic design, editing and more.


Publishers must apply to the appropriate grant stream based on their publishing activity during the two years preceding the date of application. For more information on how to determine your stream click here.

"Three or More" Stream:

  • for established corporations or individuals who are publishing three or more books each year

  • applications are not juried

  • applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis until available funds are fully invested

  • there are no application deadlines for the "Three or More" stream

  • applications are evaluated based on the applicant's track record of commercial success 

  • no applicant may receive more than $125,000 per fiscal year

"Fewer Than Three" Stream:

  • for applicants publishing fewer than three books per year

  • a jury of publishing experts will assess each application for commercial viability

  • there are application deadlines for the "Fewer than Three" stream; upcoming deadlines are posted above 

  • no applicant may receive more than $15,000 per fiscal year (with the exception of projects involving illustration or photography, see guidelines for details)​

  • results will be delivered to applicants within 10 weeks of the posted application deadline

Note for both streams:

  • when the author makes a financial contribution to the project to cover any portion of the cost of production, that individual must be the primary applicant

what's new

Changes and updates for 2021.

We're always consulting with creative industry stakeholders to ensure this grant remains effective. Find out what's been changed most recently.

grant in action

Real-life recipient success stories.

Book publishers of almost any size are eligible for this production grant. Discover how publishers have put their grants to use.


Every grant recipient. Every project.

Here's a list of everyone who has recently received this grant, what their project was, and how much they successfully applied for.


Go ahead. Tell us what you think.

If you've got advice about how the Book Publishing Production Grant could be improved, we're looking forward to hearing from you. 


  • All applicants must read the Official Grant Guidelines. The official guidelines supercede all information contained elsewhere on this website, delivered to applicants by Program Officers, or otherwise made publicly available.
  • All applicants must read the General Program Guidelines, which contains important details that apply to all Creative Saskatchewan grants.


As explained in the General Program Guidelines your application will be assessed by specific criteria in three categories

  • Relevance
  • Impact
  • Experience & Capacity

Fewer than Three Stream:

  • Click here for the assessment criteria specific to the Fewer than Three Stream.
  • You'll be asked these questions as part of the online Grant Management System application process.
  • Listed beside each criteria is the maximum number of points available as each application is scored.
  • Applicants may wish to pay particular attention to criteria with the highest number of points available.

Three or More Stream:

  • Assessed according to this Scoring Rubric
  • An applicant's score determines the level of investment, which will range between 25% and 50% of total eligible expenses.


Authors who pay for production costs and apply to the "Fewer Than Three" Stream are encouraged to describe any book production partnership they may have with a publisher. Author applications to this grant stream are strengthened by partnerships with publishers.


80% of your grant is paid when the application is approved. The remaining 20% of your grant is paid after the project is complete and your final report has been approved. Don't forget to acknowledge the support you've received from Creative Saskatchewan. This guide includes details on how you can acknowledge us, and how you can use our logo.


Activities that receive funding from the SK Arts or SaskCulture are not eligible for support through Creative Saskatchewan investment programs. Complete list of other funders sorted by creative sector


Applicants can expect to receive results within 10 weeks from deadline date.
Results will be delivered via e-mail, and will be available in GMS.