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Apr 8, 2021

Anne Wheeler's creative non-fiction collection, Taken by the Muse, is a finalist for The 2021 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize!

Bertrand Bickersteth's debut...

Apr 7, 2021

Congrats to three of our authors who have recently been long listed for awards!

Bertrand Bickersteth's debut poetry collection, The Response of Weeds, is on the...

Mar 4, 2021

Congrats to C.J. Lavigne, whose novel In Veritas is a finalist for the 2021 Crawford Award, which is presented each year by the...

Dec 31, 2020

NeWest Press will be closing to new manuscript submissions as of January 1st, 2021, as we are focusing on reading the manuscripts we received over the pandemic. We hope to re-open to new submissions in the summer, once we have worked through our backlog. Keep an eye on our social media to find...

Dec 18, 2020

It is with the utmost sorrow that NeWest Press marks the passing of one of our long-time editors, board members and friends, Don Kerr. Don was instrumental in getting the Press to the place it is now, and his good humour and better taste are missed by all who worked with him. Our board members...

Dec 17, 2020

Our office will be closed over the holidays, starting December 18th. We will be returning to the office January 4th.

We hope you all have a fun and safe holidays!

Oct 7, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that three NeWest Press titles received accolades at the 2019 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada!

In the Prose category
The Melting Queen by...

Sep 3, 2020

We are giving readers a chance to win another two eBooks this month. One draw will be for those currently signed up for our newsletter and the other will be for anyone who signs up by the draw date!

And because it's back-to-school month, we've chosen...

Jul 10, 2020

We here at NeWest Press are very excited to announce that our press and titles have been nominated for seven awards at the 2020 Alberta Publishing Awards, including the Mel Hurtig Publisher of the Year award.

NeWest Press has been shortlisted in the following categories:


Jun 16, 2020

We hope you are all (at the very least) coping with everything that has been going on, and that you and your loved ones are healthy and happy.

Though the NeWest Press office is still mostly closed at the moment, we have decided to resume shipping books from our office once a week. People...