Capital City Press Collection

The Edmonton Public Library is committed to supporting and promoting the work of local writers. The Capital City Press Collection, housed at the Stanley A. Milner Library, celebrates and showcases books written by authors residing in the Greater Edmonton Area and/or are members of the Treaty 6 First Nations within Alberta’s provincial boundaries.

The call for submissions will remain open all year. EPL will add new books to the collection, with purchases being made three times a year based on submission by the writers.

CCP Collection - Card

Eligibility Criteria

Capital City Press would like submissions for books in print format for audiences of all ages, to be considered for EPL’s Capital City Press Collection in the Stanley A. Milner Library, provided they meet the following criteria:

  • The author resides in the Greater Edmonton Area; or is a member of the Treaty 6 First Nations within the provincial borders of Alberta; or the book is about the Greater Edmonton Area.
  • The book meets basic formatting requirements (see submission form).
  • The book was originally published in the past seven years, and is not already included in the Capital City Press Collection.
  • The book fits EPL’s Collection Development Policy.
  • The book does not contravene Canadian law.
  • The book has a unique ISBN.

Submit Your Writing

The call for submissions will remain open all year. EPL will add new books to the collection, with purchases being made three times a year based on submission by the writers.

Capital City Press Collection Submission

* indicates a required field

Step 1 of 4

  • Section 1: About the Work

  • Author's legal name (for contractual purposes): * Required
  • Language * Required
  • 50-250 words
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction * Required
  • Setting: * Required
  • Please upload a JPEG of your cover image (maximum size is 500x500 px)
    Accepted file types: jpeg, jpg.
    Maximum file size - 30 mega bytes.

Links for Authors

Capital City Press Collection - Links for Authors

ISBN Canada

Not sure how to get an International Standard Book Number? They're free through Lbrary and Archives Canada's ISBN Canada Program.

Legal Deposit Program

The Legal Deposit Program under Library and Archives Canada allows you to submit your works to help build the national library collection.

Public Lending Right Program

The Public Lending Right (PLR) Program helps compensate creators whose works are in Canadian public libraries.

Check It Out

While we're collecting submission for the Capital City Press Collection, check out some works by Edmonton authors.

Frequently Asked Questions

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