Shadowpaw Press is a small traditional, royalty-paying publishing company located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, founded by Edward Willett, an award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction for readers of all ages.

Shadowpaw Press publishes an eclectic selection of books by both new and established authors, including adult fiction, young adult fiction, children’s books, non-fiction, and anthologies. Our submission guidelines are here.

Our Shadowpaw Press Reprise imprint publishes new editions of previously published novels. If you are an author who has previously published books for which the rights have reverted to you, and you’re interested in having them republished in new editions, contact us.

Shadowpaw Press is grateful for the support of Creative Saskatchewan through a Market and Export Micro Grant.

About Edward Willett

Over a professional writing career now spanning more than three decades, publisher and editor Edward Willett has worked with publishers of all types and all sizes, from the very small to the major publishers like McGraw-Hill and DAW Books.

In addition to being a writer, Ed has also worked as an editor for newspapers, magazines, and book publishers. He began his career at the Weyburn Review, becoming news editor after four years as a reporter/photographer/columnist. He is a member of Editors Canada. He continues to do freelance editing work for FriesenPress, and has also edited magazines ranging from Fine Lifestyles Regina to Windscript to the venerable Canadian literary magazine Grain. In addition, Ed has served as writer-in-residence at both the Regina and Saskatoon Public Libraries, working with numerous writers in both locations to improve their manuscripts.

Ed currently serves on the board of directors of SaskBooks, the professional association of publishers in Saskatchewan. His is a past president of SF Canada, the professional association of Canadian science fiction and fantasy writers.

Shadowpaw Press is named after Ed’s black Siberian cat, Shadowpaw, who has his own publishing connections: his uncle belongs to Betsy Wollheim, one of the publishers, with Sheila E. Gilbert, of DAW Books.

Our Editorial Advisory Board

Members of the Shadowpaw Press Editorial Advisory Board review submissions and provide recommendations to the publisher regarding publication, as well as advising the publisher on other matters falling within their individual areas of expertise.

The Shadowpaw Press Editorial Advisory Board members are:

Belinda Betker

Clarissa Harwood

dee Hobsbawn-Smith

Dave Margoshes

John Brady McDonald

Dr. Robert Runté

Arthur Slade