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AT THE ROYAL BISON!

Edmonton’s premier literary publishers are back at the Royal Bison this season with special offerings for bibliophiles! Stop by the Biblio-Bison booth to browse local books and magazines either written by Edmontonians or published in the city. Peruse the bookshelf or chat with a publisher to learn more about their literature and the cool events they host in the city. You’re sure to walk away with a large stack of exciting lit for yourself or the obsessive reader in your life.

THE PUBLISHERS 

BOLO TIE COLLECTIVE

The Bolo Tie Collective is a writing community based out of MacEwan University where local writers, both aspiring and established, can hone their skills while sharing their stories with a wider audience.

BURNING WATER

Burning Water is an independent literary magazine in which speculative science fiction and nature writing converge. 

EIGHTEEN BRIDGES

Eighteen Bridges is a magazine concerned with people, politics, culture, and ideas, its articles substantial and grounded in the tradition of narrative journalism. 

GLASS BUFFALO

Glass Buffalo is a literary publisher in search of mythic power. We showcase emerging writers in our magazine—which was nominated for Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Alberta Magazine Awards—and chapbooks, and host literary events around the city to promote their work.

MONTO BOOKS

Monto Books is Edmonton’s newest independent publisher looking to capture the spirit of the city and share it with the world.

NEWEST PRESS

Founded in 1977, NeWest Press is one of Canada’s first independent literary publishing houses. NeWest publishes literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama, as well as a line of mystery novels, with a particular interest in books by Western Canadian authors. 

ON SPEC 

On Spec is one of Canada’s oldest journals of speculative fiction, with a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and other fantastical literature in every issue. We’re proud to be Edmonton-based and produced.

STONEHOUSE PUBLISHING

Founded in 2014, Stonehouse Publishing publishes literary and trade fiction, with a special focus on historical fiction. Their list includes a diverse selection of titles and authors, and they have plans to re-release classic works in the near future.