Freehand Books was established in 2007 as the literary imprint of the academic publisher Broadview Press with a very simple mandate: to publish excellent Canadian literature. In 2016, after publishing forty titles, Freehand became independent. Our list is an aesthetically diverse, award-winning collection of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by both established authors and exciting new voices. We pride ourselves on our careful attention to detail throughout the editorial process, the high production quality and innovative design of our titles, and our creativity in the marketing and promotion of each book.
Freehand: Great books. Great reads.
515 – 815 1st St SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1N3
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity, and truth and reconciliation, Freehand Books honours and acknowledges Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledged that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations — Indigenous and non — who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
Freehand Books gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing activities.
Freehand gratefully acknowledges the financial support the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund
Freehand Books gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Alberta through the Alberta Media Fund
Freehand Books gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Access Copyright Foundation.