Founded officially in 1979, Edmonton-based NeWest set out to provide better opportunities for young writers in the prairie region, in a publishing industry that was traditionally dominated by central Canadian publishing houses.
While still a western regional press in its focus, in recent years NeWest has expanded its mandate to include work from BC. Today the editorial board continues its commitment to developing and publishing first-time writers as well as ensuring the availability of western Canadian classics. At thirty years and counting, NeWest Press has established itself as one of the country’s most enduring and respected literary presses.
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