University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts between September 1 and 30. At the end of the submission period, the Press will select up to three manuscripts for publication in 2025 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing.
We welcome submissions by poets from diverse and marginalized backgrounds, and are interested in seeing work from a broad range of experiences and aesthetics. Note: All submissions must be from poets who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
To see our poetry books click through to our website.
The three collections we are publishing in 2024 are by Margaret Christakos, Patrick Grace, and Dawn Macdonald.
To submit a poetry manuscript, click here. Submissions are reviewed by an external jury of experts to help us select work that represents the best in Canadian poetry. That work will be done between October and January. Note: Only poets whose work is shortlisted will be contacted.
If you have any specific questions, please contact Michelle Lobkowicz, Acquisitions Editor, Humanities and Literature.
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