Category: News

Introducing Alex Ventimilla, PhD Intern

A guest post by Alex Ventimilla Greetings, readers! I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. I also hold an MA from this institution, as well as a BA in English Literature and Culture from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. And now, I am thrilled to […]

Round Up: Key Events of 2021

It has been an amazing year for our authors. We wanted to celebrate a number of achievements before blasting into another new year. But first, we give a very sincere “thank you” to everyone who supports our work: from editors and indexers, printers and distributors, booksellers and readers, granting bodies and the University of Alberta. […]

University Press Week 2021: #KeepUP

Celebrating the many ways university press publishing has evolved and excelled over the last decade, the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) has chosen “Keep UP” as the theme. During the tenth annual University Press Week, November 8 to 12, we welcome you to #KeepUP with a decade of excellence and innovation. We were challenged to […]

It’s time for our holiday sale!

Welcome to our holiday sale. We know books make great presents, so we want to give all of our friends and fans a chance to get some amazing titles for yourself and your loved ones at 30% off. We have created a new page on our website that suggests titles in all manner of categories, […]

Less Than a Thousand Words

A Guest Post by Richard Costa Description has a bad reputation. I imagine most of us have skipped ahead while reading a book because the dialogue and the action were more interesting than lengthy accounts of natural or man-made landscapes. But without some form of description, stories and histories exist in a kind of vacuum, […]

Celebrating You Look Good for Your Age

With wit and wisdom, twenty-nine women writers challenge ageism through essays, short stories, and poetry in the anthology You Look Good for Your Age, edited by Rona Altrows. They share their distinct opinions, impressions, and speculations on aging and ageism and their own growth as people. In these thoughtful, fierce, and funny works, the writers […]

UAlberta Press Poetry Reading Season: September 2021

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 2023 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 […]