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Metonymy Press
Tio’tia:ke / Montreal, QC | Canada

Metonymy Press is a queer and feminist publisher based in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal). We publish literary fiction and nonfiction by emerging writers, and we try to reduce barriers to publishing for authors whose perspectives are underrepresented. We really want to keep gay book lovers satisfied.

Metonymy will be showcasing our September 2020 release, ZOM-FAM, by multidisciplinary artist Kama La Mackerel. In their debut poetry collection, Kama mythologizes a queer/trans narrative of and for their home island, Mauritius. Composed of expansive lyric poems, ZOM-FAM is striking, vivid, tender, intimate, and political and articulates a contemporary decolonial poetics.

We’re also highlighting nîtisânak, by Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, award-nominated editor, award-nominated writer, and McGill Art History PhD student Lindsay Nixon. nîtisânak spans nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, and it is woven around grief over the loss of the author’s mother. nîtisânak received the 2018 Concordia University First Book Prize from the Quebec Writers’ Federation.


We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We offer our sincere thanks to Red River Co-op for their generous support of our 2020 book fair. Thank You!

We are grateful to artists Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber for the Prairie Art Book Fair logo designed for our first fair in 2018.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

We would like to The Winnipeg Foundation for their ongoing support of Plug In ICA.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at or by contacting Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at

For more information about the Prairie Art Book Fair, contact Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at or Luther Konadu at

For more information about our programming, contact Nasrin Himada at

For general information, please contact: or call 1.204.942.1043.