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Sep 28, 2021

NeWest Press is thrilled to share that Bertrand Bickersteth's The Response of Weeds has won a 2021 High Plains Book Award in the First Book category!

Thank you to the Board of Directors of the High...

Sep 27, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of NeWest Press’s president, editor, and founding member Douglas Barbour. It was Doug’s original donation of $500 in 1978 that made it possible to get NeWest Press off the ground. His generosity toward the press took different forms over the...

Sep 24, 2021

We are proud to announce that starting next year the Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be renaming the “Speculative Fiction Book of the Year” award has been renamed the “Douglas Barbour Award for Speculative Fiction”!

Doug Barbour is an award-winning poet, one of the founders of NeWest...

Sep 20, 2021

Congratulations to C.J. Lavinge! Her debut novel, In Veritas, won the Speculative Fiction Book of the Year at the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!

Congratulations...

Jul 6, 2021

We are proud to announce that six titles are up for eight awards at the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!

The finalists are

Anne Wheeler's Taken by the Muse (Trade Non-...

Jun 10, 2021

Congratulations to Bertrand Bickersteth!

We are proud to announce that his debut collection The Response of Weeds has won the Stephan G....

Jun 2, 2021

We are proud to announce that the books of two NeWest authors, Anne Wheeler and Bertrand Bickersteth, are finalists in the 2021 High Plains Book Awards!

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May 6, 2021

Congratulations to Bertrand Bickersteth!

We are proud to announce that his debut collection The Response of Weeds has won the 2021 Gerald Lampert...

May 4, 2021

Congrats to Traci Skuce, whose short story collection Hunger Moon is a finalist for the Seventh Annual Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in the Literary Fiction category!...

Apr 26, 2021

The Press is saddened to report the death of the multitalented playwright/actor/director Sharon Pollock. After a career in Canadian theatre that spanned nearly six decades, Pollock died of cancer on April 22nd, 2021. Our thoughts are with her friends, family and colleagues.

Sharon Pollock...

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