Wintergreen Studios PressWintergreen Studios Press is an independent literary press. Like other independent literary presses, Wintergreen Studios Press is mission-driven, not market-driven. The motive to publish is to bring outstanding works by both emerging and published writers to the widest possible audience.

Our three-fold mission is to:

  • publish creative non-fiction, literary fiction, memoirs, and poetry that meets both high literary and artistic standards
  • introduce works by new writers
  • provide a forum for publishing educational support materials in the arts and environment

Wintergreen Studios Press is a member of the Canadian Booksellers Association.

Wintergreen Studios Press was established in 2010. We are governed by an Advisory Board of four members. Staff include marketing and communications consultants, editors, and graphic artists, all of whom work on a contractual basis.

Bruce Kauffman (Acquisitions and Poetry Editor) Bruce Kauffman is a poet and editor, based in Kingston, Ontario.  A chapbook of his poetry, seed, was published in 2005. His first collection of poetry, The Texture of Days, In Leaf and Ash, will be published by Hidden Brook Press in the fall of 2012, and his work has appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies. He edited That Not Forgotten (Hidden Brook Press), a poetry/short fiction anthology of 118 local poets/authors, launched in September 2012. Bruce hosts a weekly spoken word radio show on CFRC 101.9fm called “finding a voice,” and a monthly open mic reading series called “poetry @ the artel.” He began what will be a quarterly series of “stream of consciousness” writing workshops in June 2012. Bruce joined the Advisory Board in July, 2012.

Ken Cuthbertson (Editorial Consultant & Creative Non-Fiction Editor) Kingston native Ken Cuthbertson has been a writer-editor for 35 years. He earned both his BA and LLB degrees at Queen’s and an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. Early in his career, Ken worked for newspapers in Toronto, Regina, and London, Ontario. For 28 years, he served as editor of the Queen’s Alumni Review, the quarterly magazine of Queen’s University. He is the author of two books, Inside: The Biography of John Gunther (which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in 1992) and Nobody Said Not to Go: the Life, Loves and Adventures of Emily Hahn, and he is the editor of the McGill-Queen’s University Press re-issue of the 1933 Emily Hahn travel book Congo Solo: Misadventures Two Degrees North.

Rena Upitis (Book Designer and Fiction Editor) Dr. Rena Upitis (Ed.D., Harvard) is Professor of Education at Queen’s University and recently completed a six-year term as National Research Co-director of Learning Through the Arts, a multi-year project that brings artists to the classrooms of over 160,000 students. She is a former Dean of Education at Queen’s University (1995-2000). Rena’s research and curriculum projects have explored teacher, artist, and student transformation through the arts. Rena is a timber-frame carpenter, musician, and a visual artist specializing in mixed media work.

Sara Beck (Editorial Consultant and Creative Non-Fiction Editor) Sara L. Beck is a Kingston-based writer, actor, editor, and educator. Her writing has appeared in the Queen’s Alumni Review, in various newspapers, on the Discovery Channel, on CBC Radio, and has been performed at the Toronto Fringe Festival. In 2009, her article A Question of (T)reason  was awarded gold by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education in the Prix d’Excellence Best Writing/ category and silver in the Best Articles of the Year: Higher Education category by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Sara holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and education and a Masters in journalism. She currently teaches writing in both degree and diploma programs at St. Lawrence College.