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Creative Book Publishing

Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Code: 12251 Length: 1 semester

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection Includes Additional Requirements:

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional requirements. Additional requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
May 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen
May 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 1 semester was:

  • domestic: $6,467.20
  • international: $15,585.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional estimated costs for final project materials ($50 – $100).

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Program Contact(s)

Alison Maclean, program director
416.675.6622 ext. 4566



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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In order to continue with your application for Creative Book Publishing, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of these additional requirements. This contains all information to prepare and submit additional requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Additional Requirements

Applicants are required to submit a resume, essay and attend an information session.

i. Resume

Applicants must submit a detailed resume.

ii. Essay

Applicants must submit a one-page essay about a Canadian authored book published within the last year. Include a very brief discussion of the content but place an emphasis on other elements of the book: format, price, cover and interior design, cover copy and any marketing details that may be on the book. Comment on the implications of the choices made in producing and marketing this book and compare it to others in the bookstore.

iii. Information Session

Applicants are required to attend an information session. This information session is a requirement as Creative Book Publishing is a program that relies highly on group work, collaboration and interaction within the classroom environment. Please see “Registration Instructions” below to book your interview.

Submission Instructions for Resume and Essay

Applicants must submit the resume and essay through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where secondary requirements are collected, scored and stored. Log-in to and create your free account. There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.

Registration Instructions for Interview

Applicants must register to attend this admissions event. Log-in to MyHumber to register:

  1. Log-in to MyHumber
  2. Select the Applicant tab
  3. Select the Applied Programs tab
  4. Select your Year and Applicant Number from the drop-down menu, then click Submit
  5. Click on “Do I Have Any Missing Requirements”
  6. Click on “Go to Events” (located under the “Link” section, near the bottom right of the page)
  7. Choose from a list of available assessment dates and follow the prompts

All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.

Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140


Success Stories

Samantha Beiko

Samantha Beiko

Samantha Beiko has recently gone full-time as an independent contractor and is the new Co-Publisher at ChiZine Publications.

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Ceileigh Mangalam

Ceileigh Mangalam

Ceileigh Mangalam is the Editorial Intern for Simon & Schuster Canada and couldn't be more excited about the work she's doing there!

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Jordyn Martinez

Jordyn Martinez

Jordyn Martinez graduated from Humber's Creative Book Publishing Program (CBPP) in 2015. She's already had two internships and is excited to be working in her chosen field. 

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Elizabeth Hilborn

Elizabeth Hilborn

How many people can say they’ve met Margaret Atwood, Chris Hadfield, Jason Priestly, and Elaine Lui in person and have photographic evidence to prove itAt least one: Elizabeth Hilborn.

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Kaitlin Tremblay

Nominated for Five Video Game Awards

Kaitlin Tremblay, a graduate of Humber's Creative Book Publishing program, has been nominated for five video game awards.

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Carolyn McNeillie

Carolyn McNeillie

Carolyn McNeillie studied painting in university. And yet, she jokes, “I knew I wanted to work in publishing because I skipped all my painting classes to read novels.”

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Sarah Smith-Eviemark

Sarah Smith-Eviemark

The Creative Book Publishing program was fundamentally important to building my publishing career.

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On June 19, Book Summit 2014, “In Bed with the Reader: Marketing Uncovered,” delves into the deepest desires of Canadian readers. With actionable takeaways from industry leaders, it will show you how to keep everyone satisfied.

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Jennifer Knoch

Jennifer Knoch

Jennifer Knoch is an associate editor at ECW Press. She also runs the popular book blog The Keepin' It Real Book Club which features reviews, videos and special projects, like the Canada Reads spin-off Civilians Read.


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