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We do not publish novels.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.