7000 College Way
Vernon, BC, V1B 2N5

General Inquiries:


Jason Dewinetz & Kerry Gilbert

WIR Coordinator:

Kerry Gilbert


Jason Dewinetz


Joan Smeyers

Welcome to Kalamalka Press

Since 1986, Kalamalka Press has published more than 20 books and anthologies focused on poetry, fiction and literary criticism by both new and established writers. At its inception Kalamalka Press focused on Canadian writing and solicited a long list of poetic contributions through the Kalamalka New Writers Competition. Recent work in the Mackie Lecture and Reading series has emphasized national and international Canadian writing on a diverse array of issues: war, environmentalism, poetics, and memoir.

In 2012, Kalamalka Press shifted its focus to publishing shorter, fine-press books, whose content has been solicited through poetry and prose contests, writer residencies, and selected submissions. Kalamalka Press has also incorporated an educational emphasis on the arts of typesetting, letterpress printing, and bookbinding and works in partnership with Okanagan College's Writing and Publishing Diploma Program.

In addition to its publishing activities, Kalamalka Press also hosts an annual Writer in Residence at the historic Caetani Cultural Centre, where they have the opportunity to concentrate on various writing projects. This Writer in Residence partnership also includes readings and lectures for students and the community.

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