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University of Alberta Press accepts poetry manuscripts between September 1 and 30 each year, from poets who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. At the end of the submission period, the Press, working with members of our external jury for poetry, will select up to three manuscripts per year for publication. The selection process will take place from October to January. Please note that manuscripts should be a minimum of 50 pages in length.

The complete manuscript should be accompanied by:

  1. A cover letter of no more than two pages that includes a synopsis of the book, any relevant background information about the work, and thoughts on why you are bringing the project to University of Alberta Press.
  2. A brief author bio, noting previous publication history and any academic or professional affiliations; please specify that you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
  3. Please mention if you are submitting this work simultaneously to other publishers.


University of Alberta Press accepts short fiction manuscripts throughout the year, and is most interested in work that reflects the diversity of identities and experiences in contemporary Canada.

Submissions should be accompanied by:

  1. A cover letter of no more than one page that includes a synopsis of the book, any relevant background information about the work, and thoughts on why you are bringing the project to University of Alberta Press.
  2. Table of contents.
  3. A sample of two stories from the manuscript.
  4. A brief author bio, noting previous publication history and any academic or professional affiliations; please specify that you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
  5. Please mention if you are submitting this work simultaneously to other publishers.

We do not publish novels.

University of Alberta Press accepts creative nonfiction manuscripts throughout the year, including books of travel/adventure literature for our Wayfarer series. 

Submissions should be accompanied by:

  1. A cover letter of no more than one page that includes a synopsis of the book, any relevant background information about the work, and thoughts on why you are bringing the project to University of Alberta Press.
  2. Table of contents.
  3. A sample of two chapters from the manuscript. 
  4. A brief author bio, noting previous publication history and any academic or professional affiliations; please specify that you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
  5. Please mention if you are submitting this work simultaneously to other publishers. 

 We do not publish novels.