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Freehand welcomes Naomi K. Lewis


Freehand Welcomes Naomi K. Lewis

Freehand Books is excited to welcome Naomi K. Lewis as our Acting Submissions Coordinator, effective September 1, 2017. Naomi is filling in for Deborah Willis, who will be taking a leave of absence from Freehand to work as the Writer in Residence at MacEwan University in Edmonton.

Naomi K. Lewis was an associate editor at Alberta Views magazine before leaving to be Writer in Residence at the University of New Brunswick in 2016. Based in Calgary, she works as a ghostwriter, journalist, editor, and creative writing instructor when she’s not writing her own work. Her books are Cricket in a Fist, I Know Who You Remind Me Of, and Shy: An Anthology (co-edited with Rona Altrows).

Deborah Willis’s second collection of fiction, The Dark and Other Love Stories, was published by Hamish Hamilton in February 2017, and she will be working on a novel during her time at MacEwan. In her role as Submissions Coordinator for Freehand Books, Willis has recently acquired Keith Maillard’s Twin Studies, Lorna Crozier’s What the Soul Doesn’t Want, and Alison Watt’s Dazzle Patterns. Willis will return to Freehand Books in the spring of 2018.

Freehand Books, a literary press based in Calgary, is currently accepting submissions of novels, short story collections, creative non-fiction, and graphic literature. Our recently updated submission guidelines are on our website at

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