Freehand Books

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. 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.

In 2016 Freehand Books became an independent press. The change comes as Freehand enters into its ninth year and publishes its fortieth title. Freehand will be moving forward with the same simple mandate that has made it a success from the start: to publish excellent Canadian literature. There will be no changes to the editorial and management boards, or to the staffing, distribution, or sales representation. Freehand Books and Broadview Press will maintain their alliance through the change.

Freehand titles may be purchased through the Broadview website, and you may view more information about the press by visiting their own website.

Freehand: Great books. Great reads.

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Freehand Books
515-815 1st St. SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 1N3
Phone: (403) 452-5662
Managing Editor: Kelsey Attard

Ordering Books—Retailers


100 Armstrong Ave.
Georgetown, ON
L7G 5S4
Phone: 1-800-591-6250
Fax: 1-800-591-6251

Broadview Press
555 Riverwalk Parkway
Tonawanda, NY
Phone: (705) 743-8990
Fax: (705) 743-8353

Eurospan Group
3 Henrietta Street
London WC2E 8LU
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1767 604972
Fax: +44 (0) 1767 601640

Footprint Books
1/6a Prosperity Parade
Warriewood, NSW 2102
within Australia:
Phone: 1300 260 090
Fax: 02 9997 3185
outside of Australia:
Phone: +61 2 9997 3973
Fax: +61 2 9997 3185

Canadian Sales Representation

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British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon & NWT

Cheryl Fraser [Email]
Ali Hewitt [Email]
Dot Middlemass [Email]
Mark Penney [Email]

Phone: (604) 448-7111 or 1-800-561-8583
Fax: (604) 448-7118

Vancouver Island

Lorna MacDonald [Email]

Phone: (250) 382-1058
Fax: (250) 383-0697

Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba

Judy Parker [Email]

Phone: (204) 837-4374
Fax: (866) 276-2599

Ontario & Nunavut

Saffron Beckwith [Email]
Karen Beattie [Email]
Morgen Young [Email]
Vanessa Di Gregorio [Email]
Kayleigh Rosien [Email]
Tamara Mair [Email]

Phone: (416) 703-0666 or 1-866-736-5620
Fax: (416) 703-4745 or 1-866-849-3819


Kayleigh Rosien [Email]

Phone: (416) 703-0666 or 1-866-736-5620
Fax: (416) 703-4745 or 1-866-849-3819

Atlantic Provinces

Ali Hewitt [Email]

Phone: (604) 448-7166 or 1-800-561-8583
Fax: (604) 448-7118