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Tundra Books

Tundra Books

Founded: 1967
Founded by: May Cutler
Location: 1 Toronto Street, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V6


Tundra Books is the oldest children's book publisher in Canada. Tundra Books was founded in 1967 by May Cutler, a Montreal-based writer and editor. Cutler established the publishing company in the basement of her home, becoming the first woman to publish children's books in Canada. The U.S. division of the company, Tundra Books of Northern New York, was founded in 1971.

After 28 years, Tundra Books was sold to McClelland & Stewart. In 1996, Tundra Books' headquarters moved to Toronto from its former home in Westmount, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal, and a new publisher, Kathy Lowinger, took over. In the late 2000s, Tundra reissued many children's titles. On May 15, 2007, Tundra Books celebrated its 40th anniversary.

On June 24, 2009, Kathy Lowinger announced her retirement as Publisher of Tundra Books. No new Publisher was named, instead Kathryn Cole was promoted to Editorial Director and Alison Morgan was promoted to Managing Director. Company founder May Cutler died in March 2011.

Submission Details

At the present time Tundra is accepting very few unsolicited manuscripts, and none in the picture book genre. If, however, you have something that you feel is exceptional, you may send it by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope for its return. In your covering letter you should include your writing background and relevant credentials (published books, honors and awards). Please note that if postage is not provided there will be no response. Due to the large volume of submissions, the response time is long. We appreciate your patience.

Submission instructions here.

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