Virtual Book Room

Virtual Book Room

Welcome to the Book Room! It is a little different than years past, but you will find all of our usual presses in attendance. Each of the press logos are linked, and clicking on them will take you to the online exhibit that each prepared to serve as their book table. You’ll find images and descriptions of the books that they would normally select for us as well as links for purchasing them.

Hello WLA attendees! We’re pleased to present books from 12 of our publishers. Please check out or virtual book exhibit full of discounted titles by clicking on our linked logo above.

At the University of Calgary Press we publish peer-reviewed scholarly books that connect local experience to the global community, helping to create a deeper understanding of human dynamics in a changing world. Through open access publishing, we make our authors’ research accessible to the widest possible audience.

Please email us for appointments. Our editorial contact is Helen Hajnoczky, and can be reached at She will be available to answer any questions about publishing with us.

The University of Nebraska Press celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016. During those 75 years the Press has grown to be the largest university press located between Chicago and California. It publishes both books (with more than 6,000 titles still in print and an additional 150 new titles each year) and journals (with nearly 30 different journals being published each year). In addition to the Nebraska imprint, the Press also publishes books under the Bison Books imprint and the Potomac Books imprint, and publishes the books of The Jewish Publication Society under a special arrangement. In another special arrangement, the Journals division produces the publications of Nebraska Extension, a division of the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Executive Editor, Dr. Clark Whitehorn, who now handles acquisitions for Bison Books is available by appointment. To arrange a meeting, please email him:

Founded in 1961 by Robert Laxalt, the University of Nevada Press publishes high-quality, deserving works that advance scholarly research, contribute to the understanding and appreciation of regional history and culture, and reach a wide range of academic and general readers. We publish in a wide range of disciplines, including fiction, memoir, environmental studies, Basque studies, Native American studies, public health, mining, urban studies, archeology, and gambling studies.

JoAnne Banducci, Interim Director, will hold drop-in hours (posted below). She is also available by appointment. She can be contacted at or 775-682-7387.

The hours below are linked. Clicking on them will take you to JoAnne’s Zoom Room.

Senior Acquisitions Editor Elise McHugh acquires poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary criticism, popular culture, and cultural criticism titles. To discuss a manuscript by Zoom, click the links below during the times listed or email Elise at For manuscript submission guidelines, visit:

The MFA with an emphasis in Nature Writing stands out as one of the few in the country with a focus on contemporary environmental writing. The program prides itself on being practical and applied—students immediately engage in topics such as advocacy writing, personal essays, science writing, publishing, and community involvement. We’re founded on the belief that writers can be an agent of change and can influence public policy and culture. Faculty are highly published in their diverse fields and are equally dedicated teachers. Collaborations with High Desert Journal, Ecoflight, Coldharbour Institute, and graduate-level science programs at Western augment the student experience.

The MFA is a two-year program, beginning at a July residency in Gunnison, Colorado. Because it’s a low residency program, students can complete all but the summer residency coursework via zoom and online, making it ideal for those working and living elsewhere.

Other MFA/MA concentrations at Western Colorado University include Poetry, Screenwriting, Genre Writing, and Publishing. Please reach out to Laura Pritchett, PhD, for questions —