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 […]

Featured reviews of “The Stories Were Not Told”

“The book is a melding of Semchuk’s personal journey, visual art, narrative, and recall…. The Stories Were Not Told is an intriguing composition, stimulating thought and offering an artistic integrative approach to history and culture…. This grounding of the human experience through a variety of approaches reveals more than history per se.” [Full review] Keith […]

Poetry Month 2020 | From Coast to Coast

UAlberta Press is celebrating Poetry Month with four new collections of poetry, representing Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. Spoken-word poet Valerie Mason-John unsettles readers with potent images of ongoing trauma from slavery and colonization in I Am Still Your Negro. Her narratives range from the beginnings of the African Diaspora to the story […]

Featured Reviews of “Rain Shadow”

“[Rain Shadow] fits easily into my shelf of place-aware, place-engaged, self-examining literature from the North American West…. Bradley has a real knack for the potent ending. His final lines simultaneously turn his poems and sprout from them, meaning that each piece in this collection tugs you to stop a minute before you move to the […]