Category: News

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 […]

New US distributor as of June 1, 2020

From UAlberta Press Director & Publisher, Douglas Hildebrand: “I am pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement with Hopkins Fulfillment Services, a division of John Hopkins University Press, for US book distribution and sales representation. In partnering with Hopkins Fulfillment Services, we join a number of other high-profile university presses including Johns Hopkins, […]

We Are MOVING!

After residing in a quiet corner of the North campus of the University of Alberta, we are moving to a more central location. You will find us in Rutherford Library South on March 9, 2020. Our new headquarters has an event space and offices for our current staff as well as ‘touch-down’ desks for interns […]

Alice Major’s Convocation Address

Alice Major received her honorary degree from the University of Alberta on November 20, 2019. Here is her convocation address: “Thank you, Chancellor and all the members of the University Senate, for this huge honour. I am grateful to you, and to the dear family and friends who could be here today, especially my husband, […]

University of Alberta Press Hires New Acquisitions Editor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / November 18, 2019 Edmonton, AB – University of Alberta Press is pleased to announce that Michelle Lobkowicz will join us as our new Acquisitions Editor (Humanities and Literature) as of January 13, 2020. “Michelle has dedicated more than 15 years to scholarly publishing,” notes Director and Publisher Douglas Hildebrand. “She began […]

Alberta Book Day 2019

It was another powerful day of conversations about book publishing in the province on Alberta Book Day in the concourse of the Federal Building. Honourable Leela Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women joined the celebration. In her speech she underscored how the book publishing industry has a significant economic impact, creating jobs […]

Sharon Budnarchuk Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta acknowledged the immense contribution Sharon Budnarchuk has made to the book community during the past 50 years at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards on September 13. Sharon, co-owner of Audreys Books with Steve Budnarchuk, started in books in 1969 and has been an active member in the community. She […]