Poetry Submissions from September 2020: Next Steps (Or, Every Day I Read Some Poems)
Thank you to all the wonderful poets who sent in manuscripts to the Press this past September while our poetry submission window was open. After removing ineligible authors, those who were not Canadian, there are 87 manuscripts to evaluate – a tremendous response! I have been doing a first pass of all the submissions with […]
Introducing Richard Costa, PhD Intern
Hello! I am the second PhD intern at University of Alberta Press, following Tanvi Mohile. I started the PhD program at the Department of English and Film Studies in Fall 2019, and it’s been a tremendous experience so far. I have a BA in English from Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and an MA […]
Publisher of the Year: Some Highlights!
We are honoured to have earned the Mel Hurtig Publisher of the Year award from our publishing peers, recognizing our activities in 2019. Here are some of the highlights from a remarkable year. New Visual Identity. Our goal was to honour the Press’s legacy while reflecting our current publishing program, which is increasingly diverse, urban, […]
UAlberta Press Wins Four Awards, including Publisher of the Year!
UAlberta Press won Publisher of the Year in the Alberta Book Awards in a virtual award ceremony held on September 10. The decision was based on our 2019 year, which also marked our 50th anniversary. Here is the acceptance speech from our Director and Publisher, Douglas Hildebrand. Thank you so very much for this wonderful […]
Tips for New Students from Alumni
Selections from I Was There: A Century of Alumni Stories about the University of Alberta, 1906–2006 by Ellen Schoeck. “You adopt a plan, then you change the plan. There are so many opportunities here. You have to work hard to take advantage of everything that’s offered. The key thing is that there is this one […]
UAlberta Press Poetry Reading Season: September 2020
University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts between September 1 and 30 this year. At the end of the submission period, the Press will select up to three manuscripts for publication in 2022 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing. Note: the submission period is only one month long this year and all submissions must […]
Smooth Sailing into September
What a tumultuous time this is, with lots of information and many changes to process. Through the summer months, our team here at the Press has embraced different workflows and entered into a new and very productive rhythm. With September on the horizon we thought we’d update you on how we’ve weathered the past few months […]
Fall 2020 Catalogue
Our Fall 2020 catalogue is available for download, featuring exceptional books in the areas of Indigenous Studies, Women’s Studies, Intercultural Studies, Oral History, and Poetry. Please note that we are publicizing two important changes in the catalogue: a new office address and a new US distributor. We were only in our new office space for […]