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Metonymy Press is based in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal), unceded Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) territory. We publish literary fiction and nonfiction by emerging writers.  We try to reduce barriers to publishing for authors whose perspectives are underrepresented in order to produce quality materials relevant to queer, feminist, and social justice communities. We really want to keep gay book lovers satisfied.

Metonymy Press is the project of Ashley Fortier and Oliver Fugler. They met on their first day of high school and have been writing together and editing for each other ever since. They are neighbours, too.

“For a tiny Montreal two-person independent press to have two nominees chosen from nearly 900 submissions spanning 23 categories of LGBTQ literature, and to be recognized by one of the largest and most prestigious LGBTQ foundations so early in its inception is no small feat.” – The Main